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Visual Timer For ADHD

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.

Recommended ADHD Time Management Tools

MOD – Home Edition
MOD – Home Edition


Color can have a big impact on our mood and productivity. The Time Timer MOD – Home Edition offers fun and trendy colors as well as calming neutral colors depending on what works best for you. This visual cue serves as a powerful reminder of time passing and which will help you focus and stay on task. It’s a great ADHD timer for all ages. Mix and match with the Accessory Cases to create a timer that is uniquely your style.

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MOD + Dry Erase Board
MOD + Dry Erase Board


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 Dry Erase Board is now magnetic, for even more customizable time management.

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Time Timer MAX


The Time Timer MAX is an over-sized timer at 17 inches for easy viewing! Hang this timer on the wall or set on the shelf in the front of the room. Then break apart lessons, meetings, 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. It is about making time more visual, tangible, and approachable.

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Ways that Time Timer® visual timers can be used for those with ADHD

Struggling with ADHD and getting through long periods of work or homework?

Struggling with ADHD and getting through long periods of 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. Time blasts aren’t just a fun way for boosting your productivity. It turns out they’re recommended by a number of experts as a good approach for tackling time management for ADHD.

Read Time Blasts: A Genius ADHD Time Management Method for Kids and Adults

External cues can help ADHD minds stay on task and prioritize.

External cues can help ADHD minds stay on task and prioritize.

The visual nature of Time Timer visual timers provides a great external cue to stay on task. With one glance, you can see how much time is left. This gives individuals with ADHD the ability to anticipate deadlines and transitions. Setting an hour on your Time Timer visual timer gives you the ability to have a concrete understanding of how long to complete a task.

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Visual time management in the classroom keeps students with and without ADHD on the same page.

Visual time management in the classroom keeps students with and without ADHD on the same page.

Time management can be difficult in the classroom. There are many students sometimes working on things at different paces. Time Timer visual timers can help the entire classroom keep track of time. This is especially helpful for students with ADHD. Because there are so many students in the classroom the teacher has to attend to, they cannot be the constant reminder of how much time is left. The Time Timer gives the students the ability to track their own time in the classroom and anticipate future transitions.

Read The Inclusive Classroom: 4 Strategies for Helping Students with ADHD

OCD, germaphobia, and anxiety can often accompany an ADHD mind.

OCD, germaphobia, and anxiety can often accompany an ADHD mind.

When it comes to staying healthy and safe, it has never been more important to wash your hands for a full 20 seconds. The Time Timer WASH  is a visual handwashing timer. Understood by all ages, this timer not only ensures clean hands, but can help curb OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder), germaphobia, and general anxiety disorder associated with washing hands and pandemic anxiety.

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"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
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How the Time Timer Works

Easy to Set
Easy to Set: To set a Time Timer, move the colored disk to the desired amount of time.
No Loud Ticking
No Loud Ticking: The time automatically begins to count down with no loud ticking.
Time Visually Disappears
Time Visually Disappears: As time elapses, the colored disk disappears. The Time Timer operates in a clockwise direction.
Make Every Moment Count
Make Every Moment Count: Time is up when the disk is gone!

“I'll use the Time Timer during sensory breaks where the kids might be bouncing or jumping and their eyes may not be on it—so it's nice that you can turn on the timer and pair it with an auditory and visual component.”

– Jen O'Brien, Occupational Therapist
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Intuitive Assistive Technology

Time Timer believes in creating products that truly help people of all ages and abilities to conquer time – in the classroom, in the home, and in the office. While time can be a challenge for everyone, we aim to provide intuitive and innovative solutions that make a real difference.

Time Timer is clinically proven to increase self-regulation.  

A study conducted by the Department of Exceptional Student Education at Florida Atlantic University found that children ages 2-4 years old showed a significant increase in self-regulation skills when the Time Timer® was used to facilitate their activity.

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ADHD Resources that we trust:

The Autism /ADHD Podcast with Holly Blanc Moses
ADDitude Magazine
Attention Talk Radio – Jeff Copper
Understanding ADHD from Understood.

Additional ADHD Resources on our blog

ADHD Resources that Time Timer trusts
"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
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