The Providence Business News just released a very informative article about Timocco’s Supination/Pronation platform. The article mentions the history of how the relationship was formed between researchers at Brown University, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Meeting Street as well as the grant from the BIRD Foundation. Motivation and engagement are critical to helping children and adults move forward with their therapy goals, and this article does a great job explaining all the exciting benefits … [Read more...]
Fish Spell – Another fun new game to help develop early learning skills!
We’ve got yet another new game to tell you about this week - our new Fish Spell game is up and running - well, swimming - online! You might have already guessed - Fish Spell is all about spelling! Kids have to choose a letter displayed on fish swimming past to complete a word on a treasure chest on the ocean floor. When the word’s complete, the chest opens! (Here’s a handy tip: the word is spoken at the beginning of the game, but if you hover over the cute little snail on the bottom left of … [Read more...]
Shoot for the Stars!
Shoot for the Stars in 2015 with our New Year’s Game
Here at Timocco we’re ushering in the new year with yet another new game we’ve been working on! On the fun side: ‘Shoot for the stars’ is all about a multi-colored cannon that shoots fireworks. Players need to aim the cannon at the target that’s the same color before the fireworks launch to score. But don’t hit the wrong target, those rockets might bounce back… watch out for that! On the skills-building side: Shoot for the stars works across a range of motor and cognitive skills: … [Read more...]
Christmas Trail Game Therapy Activities #3
Our plan this week is based around our Christmas Trail game, which encourages children to explore cause and effect and to improve range of motion. And there’s only a week left till Christmas so this will be our last therapy session of fun activity ideas to tell you about until then! (If you’re looking for more ideas and missed our last 2 therapy ideas posts, you can find them here and here.) Christmas Trail - Game #3: We suggest you start off playing Timocco’s Christmas Trail game - see if … [Read more...]
Christmas Games Therapy Activities #2
This week’s Christmas activity plan is built around our new Christmas Treasure Game. Our in-house OT team has packed a bunch of fun ideas into it to keep everyone entertained over the holiday break! You can do this session as a private therapy or a group treatment with 2 kids if you’d like to work on improving communication skills as well. Christmas Treasure - Game #2: Timocco’s Xmas Treasure game aims to improve bilateral coordination and upper body strength, and … [Read more...]
Developmental Coordination Disorder
Timocco helps kids with Developmental Coordination Disorder to: Develop body awareness, improve movement planning and organisation, balance and postural control Develop upper body strength and coordination. Enhance motor control, accuracy and efficiency Facilitate crossing of the midline The challenges posed within the virtual environment of Timocco’s games allow children to develop body awareness and movement with intention and purpose - act and react - according to on-screen … [Read more...]
Timocco helps kids with Cerebral Palsy to: Develop body awareness, improve movement planning and organisation, balance and postural control Develop upper body strength and increase range of motion Refine and coordinate movements. Enhance motor control, accuracy and efficiency. Facilitate crossing of the midline Improve cognitive abilities such as memory, sequencing and categorization Improve visual perception and discrimination Enhance motivation to reach optimal … [Read more...]
Timocco helps kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder to: Meaningfully engage with their environment Improve communication skills: cooperation and joint attention Develop body awareness, improve movement planning and organisation, balance and postural control Refine and coordinate movements Enhance motor control, accuracy and efficiency Learn to follow instructions and sequencing of steps Modify their response to sensory input - tactile, proprioceptive, visual and auditory input and … [Read more...]