Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom – Autism Suppport Apps is pleased to announce Activity Timer for iPad. Activity Timer offers an opportunity for individuals on the autistic spectrum to have a visual representation of time. It allows parents, carers and teachers, to take photographs of activities that may take place through out the day. A clock hand which can be set to any time will then move towards the picture, when the hand reaches the picture it becomes apparent that it is time for the activity to take place.
Easy to use application to visualize time,
People with autism struggle to make sense of intervals creating a problem that makes organization and knowing when the next event will take place difficult to understand. Many people with autism struggle with phrases such as “soon” or “not long” these words carry no meaning and can create great confusion at times of heightened anxiety. Although we have learned to measure it, time is intangible; we cannot see it.
Many people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and throughout the spectrum of learning disabilities have difficulties understanding the difference between “now” and “not now” and time measurements such as “5 minutes”. This is where the importance of making a time a basic visualization comes in. By removing the traditional clock system and making an easy to understand format.
Activity Timer is a visual representation of the intervals between activities, a timer can be set which resembles half of a traditional clock face, but without the numbers. When the timer finishes it arrives at a photographic representation of the activity. Whoever takes the photo can then set the length of time until the next activity, and do this as many times as they wish throughout the day.
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 1.8 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Activity Timer (013) is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category.
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