Back to School – Visual Timer Apps

Getting ready to go back to school?

Here is a free back to school app that provides visual communication for parents or teachers needing to provide structure to their child or students day.

Stop Go! (free) for iPhone and iPad is a stop sign app providing a visual timer you can set from 5 seconds up to 99 minutes and 55 seconds. You can also set the time that the warning chime will go off.  No options for choice of sounds are available. Used to provide visual warning for when activities will stop, this app provides both the stop sign and count down time on the screen.

This is a simple app but highly valuable as a behavioral aid to help children anticipate when a change in activities and schedules will occur using a standard stop sign concept.

Whether used as a warning when the TV or iPad needs to be turned off or when it is time to brush teeth before bed time. Visual timers can reduce the struggles of verbal reminders when activities are to end for children and students.

Need other settings or features in a visual timer? Check these app out:

More apps for your OT iTool Kit!





About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, OTR/L, SCLV, ATP, CATIS

OTR/L with more than 35 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 20 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary, post secondary students and work environments for adult clients. A RESNA Assistive Technology Practitioner with ACVREP CATIS credentials, AOTA Specialty Certification in Low Vision, USC Davis Executive Certificate in Home Modifications, servicing adults and students with disabilities in employment, education, and home environments. A 2020 graduate of the University of Alabama Birmingham Low Vision Certification Program.
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