Growing up with ADHD, Bryan Dinner L22 WG22 had a reliable repertoire of study hacks: work with a buddy, chunk projects into small tasks, put away distracting devices. Then the pandemic hit. Suddenly, everything was on the computer, and his productivity plummeted.

Dinner’s solution became Clarifi, a software platform that helps students stay focused by locking down their desktops, breaking work into 25-minute chunks, and gamifying homework, with rewards and power-ups for accomplishing tasks. Working with the head of ADHD research at Children’s National Hospital, Dinner has tested Clarifi in schools for students with learning differences. “I’ve used technology to fight back against technology,” he says.


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