Hi, Timocco appears to be a therapeutic game that can provide variety in treatment, but I’m concerned that I’ll have technical difficulties with the platform and as a therapist I’ll be unnecessary during treatment with a computer.
Your concern regarding operating the software is understood, but from my experience with many therapists I can tell you with certainty that from the moment you try, you’ll find the platform user-friendly and easy to use.
Here at Timocco we’re committed to being available by email or phone to assist you to become acquainted with the platform until you’re completely in control of it! So when you want to use Timocco in your clinic, we’ll make sure that you’re completely ready and I’m sure you’ll find Timocco extremely practical!
Timocco does not make therapists unnecessary! It’s true that sometimes a child can operate the platform independently, but the game is a form of intervention and should be considered as such. The role of the therapist is to suit the game to the level of each individual child in order to create the “just right challenge”, a level that is neither too simple, where the child may lose interest, or too difficult so that it serves only to frustrate. Every child is different, and even two children with the same diagnosis will play Timocco’s games differently.
Timocco’s highly-variable option settings and ability to filter games according to specific skills provide therapists with multiple tools to create that balance, and allow them to configure each game to suit individual children with differing needs, abilities and goals.
It’s important to note here that unlike other motion-based software Timocco’s platform allows therapists to intervene and assist players without affecting the outcome of the game (as tends to occur with other motion-gaming software that track entire body movements). This helps maintain the positive feedback – and feeling of success – players experience after completing each game level.
Lastly, it’s crucial to continue observing a child’s progress over time and during gameplay, to see where improvements have been made and what skills need to be focused on, in order to achieve the best possible outcome for the child.
Hope this helps,
Sarit Tresser, OT