Support your child’s sense of time during activities with This for That: Visual Timer, developed by PixelAtion Labs! Visual timers are great assistive tools for children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Visual timers are useful for working on a variety of skills, including waiting, transitioning between activities, staying focused on a task, managing time during daily routines, refraining from engagement in a behavior, and tolerating an unpreferred activity for a length of time.

This for That: Visual Timer incorporates visual aids to either ease transitions between activities or motivate the child to stay focused on an activity for a length of time. Before starting the timer, you include a picture of either the next activity or the reward the child is working toward. As the timer counts down, more of the image is revealed!

This for That features are centered on simplicity and ease of use. With This for That: Visual Timer, you can:
- Save timers to reuse often
- Set timers for up to 11 hours
- Select pictures from the image library or upload images from your iPhone or iPad
- Start, stop, and pause timers
- Watch time count down until the next activity or the reward is earned
- Hear when time is up

This for That: Visual Timer is a useful tool for parents, teachers, and behavioral professionals. Download This for That: Visual Timer today and check out our other assistive apps designed for children with autism.

About PixelAtion Labs
Established by the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), PixelAtion Labs is a mobile and web development team dedicated to creating products to maximize the learning potential of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). For more information, visit

What’s New

Version 1.1.0

- Fix to allow the use of custom images
- Other fixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

2.4 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

One bummed Teacher ,


Wish this app worked fully. It's exactly what I was looking for. However, I had to press and hold a few seconds to get the keyboard to come up (I could have dealt with that) but then the custom image would not appear. I also couldn't get the timer to work after I had edited it. 😞


Visual Timer

Interesting concept but my custom images won't appear during the countdown. It's not much use if I can only use the few gray stock images that come with the app.

vpaparaju ,

Visual Timer

It is a good concept, but the custom feature doesn't work. It would be nice if it can be fixed.


Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc.
4.2 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2014 Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc


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