I have been using a time timer to countdown time with clients of all ages in my practice for years. I was fortunate enough to get a free download of their app a while ago so I now don’t have to worry about remembering to bring a timer with me.
Although the large size time timers are helpful both for clients with low vision and who need the extra environmental cue, I do appreciate always having the app on hand too.
I have used a time timer with clients across the lifespan; with young children who cannot yet tell time but who better understand the passage of time with the diminishing red cue of the time timer. In fact children of every age enjoy the time timer. I pair it with sound when needed. But also like just having a visual cue alone. I have also used with the adults who have ADHD, client’s for whom traditional timers haven’t been successful. And finally I have used the time timer with seniors with cognitive decline, again the extra visual cue of diminishing red helps immensely.