Have you heard Time Blindness? Did you know it can cause behaviour in Neurodiverse students and what to do?

Managing Time Blindness in Neurodiverse Students

 

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Supporting Neurodiverse Students with Time Blindness

Discussed in this Episode:

✅    What is Time Blindness?

✅    Behaviours you might see to indicate Time Blindness

✅    How to make time accessible and visual

✅    Time management is anxiety management

✅    Unless we give the students the tools to manage time, then you’re going to get a lot of anxiety and a lot of behavior.

✅    Routines are what give you a sense of time passing.

✅    The now, next, later. Time plus a schedule is what equals success

✅    We need to make time intentional and visual.

✅    If a child was colourblind, we would put in place support. And we need to make time much more accessible.

Understand Managing Time Blindness in Neurodiverse Students!

Navigating Time Blindness Issues in Neurodiverse Students

1. Use visual timers. Use visual timers, such as Time Timers, liquid timers, and portable digital schedules, to make time more concrete and accessible.
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2. Provide reminders and alarms to help students keep track of time.
3. Break tasks down into manageable chunks and discuss how long each part takes.
4. Teach time management skills explicitly, including planning, pacing, and having a “Plan B” if time runs out.
5. Positively reinforce students when they manage time well and arrive on time.
6. Incorporate routines and schedules to help students develop a sense of time passing.
7. Adapt time tools and strategies to individual needs and preferences (digital vs. analog, count up vs. count down).

LIQUID TIMER

The Magic of Using Liquid Timers. Using liquid timers can be a game-changer for children with autism. Learn about their calming effects, use as a reward, and role in teaching patience and aiding transitions.

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TIME TIMERS

With the new Learning Center Classroom Set, the Time Time 20cm (Medium), a educator-favorite, is now available in a multi-pack set of three. Each set comes with three timers of different colours to aid in colour curriculum during the early years and for time management in colour-coded classrooms.

Available in two different colour sets:

  1. Primary Color Collection: Red, Yellow, and Blue, OR A
  2. Secondary Color Collection: Orange, Green and Purple.

Features

  • Each set includes three Medium visual timers (20cm x 20 cm) in three different colours
  • Includes three (3) dry erase cards for 1:1 Activity Management
  • Includes one (1) free download of Time Timer Desktop App
  • Includes bi-fold guide for using center timers in the early learning classroom
  • Silent operation with optional audible alert at end of timing
  • Magnetic back and fold-up feet
  • Protective lens with center-set knob
  • Each timer requires 2 AA/1.5V batteries (not included)

DIGITAL TIMER

Portable Schedule with Digital Timer | Links visual schedules with a time frame. Great for routines, concept of time, pre-warns how long until finish, self monitoring and more! Choose from the colours below.

 

2. Provide reminders and alarms to help students keep track of time.


3. Break tasks down into manageable chunks and discuss how long each part takes.


4. Teach time management skills explicitly, including planning, pacing, and having a “Plan B” if time runs out.

 

5. Positively reinforce students when they manage time well and arrive on time.


6. Incorporate routines and schedules to help students develop a sense of time passing.


7. Adapt time tools and strategies to individual needs and preferences (digital vs. analog, count up vs. count down).

Download ‘IDEAS TO USE LIQUID TIMERS TO TEACH, CALM AND MOTIVATE’

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| by Sue Larkey | This is the ideal reference for schools to successfully integrate students into the classroom. It provides easy to follow, proven strategies and worksheets to use immediately. Dr. Tony Attwood writes in the foreword: “Sue has a remarkable ability to identify and briefly explain the difficulties experienced by a child with autism in a regular classroom and to suggest realistic and practical strategies to improve abilities and behaviour. Her advice is succinct and wise.”

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