Download WAITWATCH apk 1.0.1 free for Android smartphone

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WAITWATCH

Posted by Marc Claerhout - Peter De Bock in Education | Nov. 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Apk file size: 987.0 KB

Nike and time.
Nike has autism. She cannot talk or read or tell time as the rest of us can. For her, a clock is just a round object with stripes and signs that has no further meaning. She does not have past or future, there is only NOW, the present.

When she was three years old, she was always upset because things didn’t go like she had them planned in her head: when told “not now, later”, she only heard “No!” and “Just ten more minutes and then we'll have coffee" just meant 'coffee' for her. When something was announced, it needed to happen immediatly.

Using a cooking timer which one time ran for two minutes, another time for fifteen minutes did not have the desired effect as there was no real sense of time passing by. A sandclock didn't show any progress of time either. Then I had the idea to use my first home computer to create a digital countdown clock which would let her see and hear the passing of each second. I started with just one stripe representing 60 seconds of time. Every passing second, the clock produced a short beep and the line became shorter and shorter. At the end, when the smiley appearde we gladly rewarded her. After a while, she started to understand what was happening so we could expand the exercise using 2 lines (for 2 minutes) and so on, up to fifteen lines the Wait Watch has today.

After 25 years the Wait Watch has become an invaluable tool in our family. Nike now sits relaxed, just keeping an eye on the clock from time to time, while she is waiting for what’s about to happen. Meanwhile, my wife and I can focus on other things like preparing the car for a trip for instance.

I’ve always dreamt about sharing this tool with others and thanks to the widespread use of todays mobile devices and the help of a programmer friend I am able to.
Marc

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