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.

“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

Special needs boy holding Time Timer

For Autism

Time is an abstract concept, which can be frustrating and confusing, especially for neurodiverse minds. Time Timer visual timers helps individuals with Autism “see” time pass.

  • Easing stressful transitions by showing "how much longer".
  • Helping visitors and new caregivers stick to the family routine.
  • Promoting natural strengths like visual thinking supports abilities.
  • Visual schedules clarify expectations for upcoming activities.
  • Fostering confidence and independence empowers individuals.
  • Visual stimuli accommodations in diverse workplaces.
Adult using Time Timer to help with work tasks


Research shows that Time Timer products are extremely effective aids in teaching time awareness for children and adults diagnosed with ADHD.

  • Helps “manage life” and develop a reliable internal clock.
  • Provides a great external cue to stay on task.
  • Stay on top of daily tasks and maintain focus with effective tracking.
  • Break big challenges into small tasks.
  • Use the Time Timer during sensory breaks.
  • Use the Time Timer to stay on schedule and leave on time.
Woman holding Time Timer® PLUS 5 Minute

For Therapy Services

Including, but not limited to: Occupational Therapy, Behavioral Therapy, Speech Language Pathologists, and Physical Therapy.

  • Set clear expectations for the session or appointment
  • Use Time Timer for smooth transitions and student motivation.
  • Break up work into manageable chunks of time.
  • Self-regulation in students, applying session learnings to the classroom.
A Teenager Using Time Timer To Study

For Down Syndrome

Time Timer provides a clear visual representation of time passing, helping individuals with Down syndrome understand the passage of time and manage activities independently.

  • Enhance verbal time communication with the visual Time Timer aspect.
  • Help individuals keep a schedule and ease transitions between activities.
  • Set clear parameters, like "only 5 more minutes for this activity."
  • Provides static information that allows longer processing time.
  • Pairing a Time Timer with an if/then board helps manage expectations.
Teenager using  Time Timer® in school for classroom timer

For Dyslexia

Time Timer offers a non-textual, visual representation of time, making it easier for individuals with dyslexia to grasp and manage time effectively.

  • Keeping track of time during tutoring sessions.
  • Separate homework into short bursts of time.
  • Keeping track of extra time given to complete tests in the classroom.
  • Setting short term goals for reading so a challenging task feels manageable.
  • Keeping track of accommodations included with an IEP.

 Time Timer® visual timer being used in the lunch room

For Vision and Hearing Impairments

Time Timer's large, high-contrast display and optional audible alerts provide accessible visual and auditory cues to track time effectively.

  • Visible for those with low vision to track elapsed time.
  • Optional alarms make it easy to know when the time has ended.
  • A quick glance shows time remaining for your next task transition.
  • Select a larger so they can tell the time remaining with just a glance.
  • Visual disk helps hearing-impaired track tasks without alarm concerns.

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.

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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.

  • Every Moment Count

    Time is up when the disk is gone!

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