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Wait Timer – Social Story & Visual Timer Tool

Wait Timer is a visual and audio tool to help teach good waiting behavior

Wait Timer is a visual and audio tool to help teach good waiting behavior

Wait Timer – Social Story & Visual Timer Tool

by Touch Autism
Wait Timer – Social Story & Visual Timer Tool
Wait Timer – Social Story & Visual Timer Tool
Wait Timer – Social Story & Visual Timer Tool

What is it about?

Wait Timer is a visual and audio tool to help teach good waiting behavior. The app includes a social story about waiting, and an audio/visual timer that can be set to different times.

Wait Timer – Social Story & Visual Timer Tool

App Details

Version
3.2
Rating
(21)
Size
10Mb
Genre
Utilities Education
Last updated
September 30, 2014
Release date
September 4, 2012
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App Store Description

Wait Timer is a visual and audio tool to help teach good waiting behavior. The app includes a social story about waiting, and an audio/visual timer that can be set to different times.

Features:

- Great color-coded visual timer that shows the time ticking away.
- Settings to easily change the “wait” time.
- Social story that talks about waiting and waiting strategies.
- Wait time is the time of the whole clock (full circle), so users can always clearly see time remaining.
- Helps students with transitions between tasks.
- Timer does not re-set if device “goes to sleep.”
- Set the timer to as little as one second to gradually introduce waiting!
- No minimum or maximum times, the Wait Timer can time as little or as much time as you want.
- App runs in the background and notifies you when time has elapsed, phone calls will not re-set your timer!
- Start the timer with just one click so students and children can use it independently.

The app opens up to a screen with a large timer on it and a “start” button.” Once the button is tapped the timer will start counting down the last time set in the “settings.” As the hand on the timer clock moves the clock face will go from colored to white, letting the waiter see how much time is remaining.

The app also includes a social story about waiting and the Wait Timer. The social story talks about frustration that may happen with waiting, and how to wait for something you want.

The settings and instructions screen allows you to choose the amount of time the timer is set for, and includes instructions for the parent or caregiver on how to introduce the Wait Timer.