App Review
Additional Description

A simple visual app to teach individuals to wait for an item. The user selects a photo of an object or activity and sets a timer. The app displays a visual sand timer and countdown .

Format iPhone, iPad
Age Range under school, early primary, late primary
Motivators visual
Curriculum/Goal Areas personal social
Evidence-based Intervention Individual Supports, Highly Structured Supports, Supported Transitions, Behaviour Management
Targeted Skills The app combines a picture and visual timer to support students in learning how to wait.
Great For

The app can be personalised by adding in your own photos and setting the timer to the desired waiting time.

  • Students could be supported to complete first/then activities where completing a non-preferred activity for a set time period before accessing a preferred activity.
  • Students might also use the app to support with transitions, such as knowing how much longer a lesson will continue for until it is time to pack away.
  • Within a home environment the app might also support in understanding when routines will occur, such as knowing how much longer until dinner is ready.
Please Consider
  • The visual display can’t be altered to change the type of timer that is presented. The display may be too busy for some students.
  • Once set, the timer can’t be altered so more time cannot be added or taken away.
  • The app cannot be locked into an adult mode, so students can double click on the timer and pictures themselves to alter in the set up.
Generalise Skills and Knowledge

The app uses the wait symbol which is used in the PECS program. This can also be printed out in a low tech version and used as a prompt to support the student to wait in a variety of context when the iPad is unavailable, such as waiting for the bus or waiting in line.

Developer: Pyramid Educational Consultants, Inc

Price: 2.99 AUD

This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad


Customer ratings: ( ratings)
Category: Education, Lifestyle
Languages: English
Rated: 4+

Updated: 01.05.2013
Version: 1.5
Size: 10.55 MB
Requirements: iPhone3GS-iPhone-3GS, iPhone4-iPhone4, iPodTouchFourthGen-iPodTouchFourthGen, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74


From time to time, we all have to wait for something we want! Many learners who encounter situations during which they must wait have difficulty with this concept. Wait4It is a great visual tool if Phases I and II of PECS® have been mastered...

Screenshots Wait4it

Screenshots Wait4it for iPad

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