2016 was a very exciting year for the Timocco Team, to say the least! We spent time on both the West and East coast of the USA and successfully brought Timocco into the hands of countless therapists, teachers, parents, and their kids to help make therapy more enjoyable and motivating. Throughout the past year, we have attended a number of great conferences with specific focuses on everything from Occupational Therapy, Autism, and Assistive Technology. Some examples are listed below. - AOTA … [Read more...]
Timocco awarded 3rd place at Pediatric Innovation Conference!
We were honored to be chosen as one of the finalists for the Pediatrics 2040 event in Miami, Florida. The event was sponsored by some of the leading hospitals in the United States and aims to support and improve health care for children through innovation. There were speeches by some of the top minds in pediatric care during the conference, but the highlight for us was the pitch competition. Yesterday, Our CEO (Eran Arden), participated in a pitch competition which gave the finalists five … [Read more...]
Part II – Ask Sarit: How do you apply the skills learned in Timocco to the real world?
Last week we touched on the idea that transferring skills from the virtual world is a multi-stage process. Now, in the next stage, we want to achieve transference to the child’s daily contexts at home / kindergarten / school to ensure improvement of function. We can accomplish this by: 1. Empowering and enhancing the child’s feeling of competence to increase self-esteem and willingness to try new experiences – breaking the avoidance cycle. We know that feelings of success in the virtual game … [Read more...]
Do you have games for children with ASD? What kind of games could fit these kids?
Thanks for your question! With kids with ASD in mind, we at Timocco developed specific games for children with communication difficulties. The games were developed with the help of Dr. Ofer Golan, the chair of the pediatric clinical psychology program at Bar-Ilan University, who has done extensive research about ASD. These games, which you can find by using the skill filter and selecting the ‘Tim Duet’ games which include: Train Rail, What’s Next?, Ride Along and Aliens in Space. This group of … [Read more...]