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

If you leave the module prior to finishing, your place within the module will be saved. From your My Account page, look in the My Modules tab and select the last page viewed to resume this module.

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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