Category: Mobile Apps

Wait Timer

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The Wait Timer app is designed for use by individuals with autism and other developmental and communication challenges to teach good waiting behavior. The app includes a social story about waiting, and an audio/visual timer that can be set to different times. Additional features include: 

  • Color-coded visual timer that shows the time ticking away.
  • Settings to 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 the user wants.
  • App runs in the background and notifies the user when time has elapsed.
  • Start the timer with just one click so students and children can use it independently.
Technical Specifications: 

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Size: 10.5 Megabytes. 

Language: English.


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Wait Timer

Made By:

Touch Autism
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Touch Autism began building mobile device applications in 2010 for children with special needs after discovering how incredibly useful this type of technology can be. Some of the many advantages of apps as teaching tools are that they suit visual learners, they allow for non-verbal and non-written responding, they provide immediate and consistent feedback, and are very motivating, because they are just so much fun. They are dedicated to making the best apps for kids with autism, Down syndrome and other special needs. The apps are all aimed at helping people with autism spectrum disorders, Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities live independent and productive lives and are suited for parents, therapists, and teachers alike.

Sold By:

Apple, Inc.
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Phone: 800-692-7753 or 800-676-2775
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Blind & Low Vision, Computers