My son was treated by an occupational therapist until recently. He is beginning first grade this coming September and our OT recommended using Timocco to continue practicing at home during summer vacation. I’m afraid I won’t be able to select the correct program for him and he will just play the games like any other computer game. How do you recommend finding the best fit for him?
This is a great question and the fact that you’ve asked it tells me that you understand the importance of planning a training program that will fit your child and his specific goals. Timocco is designed exactly for that and gives you simple tools to adjust the program and each game to the child’s ability and needs.
For starters, you can narrow down your game options by using the drop-down menu on the main games page. This allows you to see only the relevant games according to what skill you want to practice, and your child’s age. Moreover, if you move your cursor over each game, a small window opens explaining what you need to do in the game and what skills it enhances.
Also, though the website allows you to narrow down the games in order to better match them to your child’s goals, I know that professional support is always helpful and important to ensure that the child is playing the games that really improve the desired skills for beginning school.
Since you aren’t going to meet your OT in the near future, I can offer the help of one of our in-house OTs here at Timocco. This is part of our service. Together they can choose the games and game settings that can help promote the desired skills. You can create a practice plan together that will challenge your child and encourage him to continue playing and improving these skills in an enjoyable fashion.
It’s important to mention that the remote guidance you’ll get from our in-house OT’s is holistic and relates not only to working with Timocco but to all difficulties that the family raises. However, because it is remote guidance (online and over the phone) it doesn’t replace conventional treatment.