Students of Ono Academic College come together for a hands-on workshop to learn about the process and capabilities needed to become an occupational therapists. OT, Sarit Tresser had the privilege of leading the students by describing her experience with academics and what led her to pursue her profession as an OT and founder of Timocco, a company which creates interactive motion games to help children with disabilities.
Following the introduction, students worked in groups, using the Timocco games hands-on. The games were utilized from a therapeutic aspect required of an occupational therapist. To guide the students, examples of children with varying levels of motor and cognitive disabilities were assigned. From here the students had to create the most suitable and efficient therapeutic process for the child through the use of the Timocco games.
Students were able to assemble a treatment plan needed for the appropriate condition. This included range of motion, the ability to sit or stand, the need for heightened concentration, range of motion and so on. Games were assembled accordingly, by choosing appropriate games and level of usability. The students were pleased with their opportunity to learn about their future career, and gained a great deal of insight by playing the games hands-on with a dedicated professional.
The Timocco team would like to thank Ono Academic College for the opportunity to come to the University and present to the students and faculty.