One of the main challenges that therapists face is finding ways for the child to continue practicing the targeted skills at home. This is a major challenge for the parent as well. Parents have to attend weekly sessions, often instead of work, and the cost is usually very high. After all that, they then have to find time to help their child practice at home between their daily routines. This becomes more difficult if the child is not cooperative and too often parents don’t manage to keep up with home assignments given by the therapist.
In addition, the child is asked to practice skills that challenge them. During a therapy session at the clinic, the therapist encourages and empowers the child to face the challenges. However practicing at home can sometimes feel like a burden. The tasks often seem meaningless and the child doesn’t have the inner motivation to practice them. This may create tension between the child and his parents.
To address these challenges, Timocco has developed an affordable home training platform which enhances the child’s intrinsic motivation and allows their therapist to monitor the child’s performance. Using this Tele-health tool, we can make it easier for the child, family and therapist to provide consistent, continuous care and encourage home practice.