Time Delay

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Time Delay (TD)

Time delay (TD) can be used to increase academic, communication, social, motor, and play skills. 

What Will I Learn?

The AFIRM model guides the learner through four lessons to facilitate:

  • Learning basic knowledge about time delay (TD).
  • Applying TD in activity based scenarios that promote real-world application.

The TD module will take approximately 1.5 to 2 hours to complete. However, the module is broken into individual lessons to help guide your learning:

Lesson Time to Complete
A Case for TD 10 minutes
Lesson 1: Basics of TD 20 minutes
Lesson 2: Planning for TD 25 minutes
Lesson 3: Using TD 25 minutes
Lesson 4: Monitoring TD 25 minutes
Applying TD 10 minutes
Suggested citation:
Sam, A., & AFIRM Team. (2015). Time delay. Chapel Hill, NC: National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder, FPG Child Development Center, University of North Carolina. Retrieved from http://afirm.fpg.unc.edu/time-delay

Professional Standards

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Standards that apply to all 27 evidence-based practices (PDF document, 2 pages)

CEC standards that apply specifically to the time delay (TD) module (PDF document, 1 page)


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