Visual Timer for Kids & Adults with ADHD.
The Time Timer® is an innovative visual timer designed to “show” the passage of time.
Research shows that Time Timer products are extremely effective aids in teaching time awareness for children and adults diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, autism, and a wide variety of other learning and behavioral disabilities. Time Timer products have become the proven solution and the gold standard among professional experts and individuals within the community.
Chronic disorganization is one of the criteria for the ADHD diagnosis, which can make time management a particularly difficult concept to master. This intensifies when the years of going to school and often continues through working years.
This is where Time Timer can help. The original Time Timer was created to help children who struggled to understand the concept of time, but its impact didn’t stop there. By associating the visual of the patented red disk disappearing as time elapses with a particular task, Time Timer products can help people of all ages focus on the task at hand.
Time Timer has created a wide variety of products that can help aid in making day-to-day tasks, like homework, getting out the door, chores, and long work sessions, manageable.
"I have ADHD, and I really struggle to manage my time. I often end up spending way too much time on activities, which can be a really big problem now that I'm in grad school. Time Timer helps me visualize my time in a way like nothing else has. It has also helped me leave on time and stop being late, which I never expected would ever happen in my life! It's been a big part of the time management strategies that are enabling me to survive (and thrive!) in my PhD program."
– Christie, PhD Student
"My son has ADHD and struggles with time management. Every morning is a battle to get out the door for school and every afternoon is a battle to complete homework and chores. Due to his executive functioning impairment, he has absolutely no concept of time!! It can be very frustrating for a non-ADHD parent to understand. I decided to try the Time Timer after reading about it in ADDitude magazine. It has been great!! I can't say that our household is battle-free or that we always make it out the door on time, but things definitely go smoother. I just set the Time Timer for each task... breakfast, teeth brushing, etc. Allowing him to see the time pass helps him understand the passage of time!!"
– Monique, Mom
Recommended ADHD Time Management Tools
Struggling with ADHD and getting through long periods or work or homework?
Break through with a Time Blast. A genius, more flexible version of the Pomodoro Technique, these blasts are for beating procrastination and boosting productivity. Great for kids and adults. We recommend working with our Time Timer PLUS® 20 Minute as a best match for this technique. It features a blue disk on this compact timer that disappears along with the minutes, so you can see time. This visual cue serves as a powerful reminder of time passing that can help you focus and stay on task. It’s a great ADHD timer for all ages.
To learn more about the Time Blast method, read Time Blasts: A Genius ADHD Time Management Method for Kids and Adults
External cues can help ADHD minds stay on task and prioritize
The Time Timer MOD + Dry Erase Board allows you to write out your most important tasks, and set a time limit to accomplish them. This is perfect for your time-to-task management or for empowering children to conquer their own schedule or routine. The Time Timer MOD + Dry Erase Board is a desktop sized dry erase board that includes a caddy on the back to store dry erase markers. The MOD is also removable for maximum flexibility.
Visual time management in the classroom keeps students with and without ADHD on the same page.
Focus can be a big battle for students with ADHD, so for teachers looking to support an inclusive classroom by providing aids that help all students, consider investing in the Time Timer MAX™ to break things down into manageable bites. Hang this ADHD classroom management tool — an over-sized timer at 17 inches for easy viewing! — on the wall or set on the shelf in the front of the room. Then break apart lessons and activities into smaller segments. The Time Timer MAX has eight different durations built-in and comes with a dry erase timer face as well as colored time-blocking Set Markers to break apart a single disk into smaller segments. It’s about making time more visual, tangible and approachable.
To read more about creating an inclusive classroom, read The Inclusive Classroom: 4 Strategies for Helping Students with ADHDShop all Time Timer ADHD Visual Timers
ADHD Resources that we trust:
Attention Talk Radio – Jeff Copper
Understanding ADHD from Understood.
Other ADHD Resources on our blog:
Five Tips for Test Prep: Better Managing Time and Sleep for Children with ADHD
An ADHD Homework Guide: Five Steps to Success at Any Age
Five Ways Time Timer Helps Kids with ADD/ADHD
Making Time for ADHD: A Personal Journey
Making Time for ADHD: The Work Begins