Faculty Advisor

Loiacono, Eleanor T.


Students with attention disorders often have a difficult time keeping up with the pace of classroom activities. Seven Hills Charter School (SHCS) has taken the initiative to help these students by sponsoring a Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Interactive Qualifying Project (IQP) team that will help determine technologies to support classroom activities for Seven Hills students with attention disorders. Together with the help of SHCS, an IQP team was set up at WPI to address this issue and try to come up with a solution. The team studied how students with ADD currently interact in the classroom and the technology they use to stay organized. They then presented potential technology that would further enhance student learning and potentially reduce the need of a full time special education aide to follow each student throughout the school day. The proposal presents, in detail, the four steps that were taken to complete the project: how the study was conducted, the analysis that was performed, the resulting data, and ultimately the recommendations that the IQP team suggested.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2004

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department