Time Management for All Abilities
Intuitive Assistive TechnologyTime 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.
“I think the best part for me when utilizing (the Time Timer) with kids with all different special needs is the visual component…it is hard for younger kids to understand something abstract like time, so having a dial slowly fade out is helpful to understand time.”
- Jen O’Brien, Occupational Therapist
Time Timer is a proven tool to increase self-regulation.
A recent 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.View the Results
Recommended Time Timer Products for All Abilities
MOD + Dry Erase Board
The Time Timer MOD + Dry Erase Board gives empowers by giving the ability to track schedules, tasks, and routines in proximity of the Time Timer. With a single glance, users can track their tasks as well as how much time they have left to complete. This product is great for easing transitions, and setting expectations for what comes next.
PLUS 120 Minute
Sometimes one hour is just not enough time. The Time Timer PLUS 120 Minute is ideal for independent learning stations at home, time blocking for large projects, and long-duration activities. Depending on the age of the user and activity needs, you can explore the entire Time Timer PLUS Family, available in 5-Minute, 20-Minute, 60-Minute, and 120-Minute versions, to find the perfect duration.
The size of the Time Timer Original 12 inch allows it to be seen anywhere in the room. This is perfect if you need to keep the Time Timer out of reach. Its versatile placement options mean it can be hung on the wall, stood on a desktop with its foldable feet, or placed on anything magnetic. The Dry Erase Activity Card slots into the top of the timer, allowing you to write or draw the timed activity for visual schedules.
Ways that Time Timer® visual timers can be used for all abilities
- Easing stressful transitions by showing "how much longer".
- By pairing with a visual schedule, it can help set expectations of what comes next.
- Helping visitors and new caregivers stick to the family routine.
- Increasing confidence and independence.
- Promoting/Supporting natural strengths/skills/abilities, such as visual thinking.
- Providing visual stimuli accommodations in various workplace environments, aiding in maintaining presence and knowing how much time is left for a specific task.
- Use the Time Timer anywhere to help “manage life” and develop a reliable internal clock.
- Break big challenges into small tasks.
- The visual nature of Time Timer visual timers provides a great external cue to stay on task.
- Use the Time Timer during sensory breaks.
- By pairing with a visual schedule, you can keep track of the tasks you need to complete for the day and stay on track.
- Get out the door on time by setting the Time Timer while getting ready for the day.
Therapy ServicesIncluding, but not limited to: Occupational Therapy, Behavioral Therapy, Speech Language Pathologists, and Physical Therapy
- Set clear expectations for the session or appointment
- Break up work into manageable chunks of time.
- Set a Time Timer until you start a fun activity during the session to ease transitions and give the students something to work towards.
- Promotes self-regulation when working with students, they can take what they learn during the sessions and apply it when they are in the classroom.
- Support oral communications of the time with the visual aspect of the Time Timer visual timer.
- Provides static information that allows longer processing time.
- Use Time Timer to help individuals keep a schedule and ease transitions between activities.
- By pairing a Time Timer with an if/then board you can help manage expectations.
- Use Time Timer to help set parameters, for example “you only have 5 more minutes of this activity.
- Keeping track of time during tutoring sessions.
- Setting short term goals for reading so a challenging task feels manageable.
- By separating students with dyslexia’s homework into short bursts of time can help them complete tasks.
- Keeping track of accommodations included with an IEP.
- Keeping track of extra time given to complete tests in the classroom.
Vision and Hearing Impairments
- The Time Timer visual timer’s high contrast colored disk remains readily visible in helping those with low vision see the time elapsing.
- With a variety of sizes, you can select a larger timer for those who are visually impaired so they can tell the time remaining with just a glance.
- Optional alarms make it easy to know when the time has ended for visual impaired.
- The visual aspect of the disk can help those with hearing impairment track and manage tasks without having to worry about missing the alarm.
- With a simple glance you can see how much longer until you need to transition to your next task.
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How the Time Timer Works
Easy to Set: To set a Time Timer, move the colored disk to the desired amount of time.
No Loud Ticking: The time automatically begins to count down with no loud ticking.
Time Visually Disappears: As time elapses, the colored disk disappears. The Time Timer operates in a clockwise direction.
Make Every Moment Count: Time is up when the disk is gone!