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Timocco had envisioned a game and a means to play that game, suitable for any child regardless of their disability.
Now with 50 games, the newly integrated Tobii EyeGaze, and much success, Timocco has achieved the aim of creating a variety of games for each and every child. Furthermore, each of Timocco’s six gaming packages have their own set of therapeutic goals. Today we will look at Growing with Timocco.
The Growing with Timocco Classic Series consists of 5 games; Photo Album, Balloons, Bubble Bath, Falling Fruit, and Kitchen Drummer.
The 5 educational games are non-competitive and work to improve Visio-motor skills and strengthen the child’s shoulders and arms.
See how each game works and the therapeutic goal it achieves:
- Here the child has to uncover the hidden photo and look for Timocco the Monkey. During this activity, improvements in attention, perceptual skills, bi-lateral coordination and range of motion will be achieved.
The Balloons Game:
- The child’s mission is to get Timocco the Monkey safely to the ground by popping the balloons. This game improves attention skills, impulse control, and will strengthen the shoulder girdle.
- The goal is to help Timocco the Monkey pop the soap bubbles. This activity will enhance bi-lateral coordination, attention and the filtering of distractions.
- The child will help Timocco the Monkey to collect fruit and place them in the right basket. This game improves middle-line crossing, attention and builds categorization skills.
- Here the child is asked to repeat the sequence that is played on the kitchen pots. This activity will improve visual and auditory memory, sequencing, and motor accuracy.
See the chart below to understand which game is most suitable for each condition:
A child can play Timocco’s games by holding two gloved balls in his / her hands, having a strap around his head with a ball attached, or using Tobii EyeGaze, which allows the child to play the game purely through the use of eye movement. Regardless of a child’s range of motion, or limited body movement, Timocco has a solution for any child.
As with all of the Timocco games, Growing with Timocco has a specially integrated tracking mechanism. This allows for all of the child’s progress to be recorded on the Timocco server for therapeutic analysis. Timocco’s telerehabilitative therapy is cutting edge, and free to sign up. Learn more about Timocco Online here.