Thanks for the great question!
Timocco increases body awareness and enhances the sense of body boundaries and body scheme. While playing Timocco you have to be very regulated and to have a full control over your body and movements in order to act within the limits of the virtual environment.
The Timocco gaming balls themselves are a sensory input – you can use the balls or any other similarly colored, rounded object to play. For example you could use a rounded object with a different texture, weight or size (like Balloon / other balls in different sizes / small pegs / apples and so on).
Lastly, you can always use Timocco with other Sensory Integration tools you might have lying around. I would recommend asking the child to stand on an unstable surface while playing Timocco in order to challenge the child’s vestibular system or the child could also sit on a T chair or on a bolster to practice their balance abilities.
Hope this was helpful!
Sarit Tresser, OT
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