I have just returned from an exciting trip to London. I met a lot of nice people and was touched to see kids with a variety of difficulties using Timocco in their own school as part of their PT and OT sessions.
I was especially moved by a 4 years old girl who unfortunately suffers from paralysis from her neck down, and has limited range of motion, and can only move her head. Her therapist uses Timocco as part of her stretching routine. This routine, which is usually very unpleasant and often involves pain and frustration, was experienced differently this time. She reacted with a great deal of joy when Timocco was introduced to her. All of a sudden, the burden of the Sisyphean practice turned into a fun and engaging activity. The excitement in her eyes and the rolling spontaneous laughter was all I needed to give me the goose bumps.
The day after, I demonstrated Timocco at the Autism show in London. The exhibition room was loaded with therapists, teachers, parents and children. Timocco drew a lot of attention. Kids were playing Timocco with their siblings or just with other kids that came along. Parents enjoyed watching their kids interacting with other children and some of them decided to take Timocco home with them. The teachers and therapists showed interest in the benefits of the system for improvement of motor, cognitive and communicative skills.
I felt that the therapeutic advantages combined with the reasonable costs made Timocco the most suitable solution for parents as well as therapist and teacher.
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