Last year my son, who is starting 3rd grade this year, got into a bit of trouble with his teachers because he had difficulty organizing his notebook and often forgot the things he needed for school at home (like homework, permission forms and notes for the teacher). I want to avoid the ‘I’ll just do it for him’ approach I ended up taking last year and put more effort into helping him develop his own organizational skills, but in a way that will leave him with a can-do, positive attitude towards … [Read more...]
Ori, a 5 year old with Autism plays Timocco to get focused
“I work with Ori, a charming 5 year-old with autism," says a Kindergarten OT when asked about working with Timocco. Ori is considered to be at a moderate to high functioning level and has difficulties with self-regulation and organization. Even when performing activities he is familiar with, he has problems because of these difficulties. Furthermore, Ori doesn’t stay focused for long periods of time and is easily distracted. In the kindergarten, Ori uses communication cards to express his … [Read more...]
Ask Sarit: I’m working with an ADHD child and want to introduce Timocco, at the same time I’d like to avoid a situation where the child is “inside” the screen and detached from reality. How can I achieve this?
Timocco’s virtual gaming environment works on attention skills and gross motor movement together. In fact, therapists using Timocco have reported that using Timocco at the very beginning of a session gets children to be more focused throughout the remainder of the therapy session. Why? Timocco is designed to limit games to short work periods to prevent ADHD kids from getting ‘sucked’ into the game or tv screen. Then when a child finishes their computer related tasks, I have the child move on … [Read more...]