Whether or not you have a vacation planned for this summer, Timocco has some fun in store for you. Below we have highlighted some of our favorite games that remind us of the summer season. Give these games a whirl and we're sure you will find yourself laughing and smiling while working on functional skills. Beach Ball is a great game for motor accuracy, planning as well as motor coordination and timing skills. The object of the game is to bounce the balls off of the hand that your Timocco … [Read more...]
Timocco’s Trip to AOTA 2017 was Amazing!
The Timocco team just returned from Philadelphia at our 4th AOTA conference, and it was the best one yet! We were so excited to meet all of the therapists and professionals in the therapy arena, as well as the OTs of tomorrow (students). We had a Timocco marathon playing over 500 games over the course of 3 days. It was great to meet therapists who have used Timocco for years and hear their feedback on our new platform updates. There was no shortage of smiles and energy at our booth as we … [Read more...]
Spring has Sprung: Get Moving in New Creative Ways!
The days are getting longer and warmer, which means there is more time to play Timocco! March 20th marks the first day of a new season, spring. We’re excited to shed our winter layers and work on developing more motor, cognitive, attention, and social skills. Playing Timocco with the hands/arms is great, but have you ever thought about playing with other parts of the body? Below are some awesome examples of new ways to make Timocco an even more useful tool in your “therapy toolbox”. You can … [Read more...]
Game Highlight: Fish Spell offers great variety of Skill Development!
Timocco’s platform has so many great games for skill development, and we wanted to take some time to highlight one of our favorites, Fish Spell. The name of the game does contain the word spell, so there is definitely a letter/word component to this game, but it doesn’t have to be played with letters; you can also play with colors or shapes. The game mostly works on motor accuracy and efficiency, sequencing, spelling, as well as visual perception & discrimination. To play ‘Fish … [Read more...]
Another great article about Timocco’s journey and success in North America!
Timocco was once again featured in a prominent Northeast Ohio publication, The Akron Legal News. The article, which can be found HERE, speaks about Eran's decision to come to Akron from Tel Aviv, Timocco's growth since coming stateside, as well as some US therapist testimonials. “Kids want to play online games,” said Eran Arden, Timocco’s CEO. Timocco’s programs, which operate with a standard PC or Mac and a regular web camera, “give patients, who we call ‘players,’ game activities to … [Read more...]
Timocco Celebrates Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month!
As we head into March, The Timocco Team wants to raise awareness of Cerebral Palsy and the many ways that Timocco’s platform was designed to help. Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a condition caused by damage to one or more specific areas of the brain. CP affects a person’s muscle tone, movement, and motor skills. There are approximately 500,000 people in the US affected by CP. Timocco’s motion based therapy games are designed to work on skills for children of varying abilities, and our players with CP … [Read more...]
With Timocco’s Updated Platform, It’s Even More Fun to Practice Developmental Skills!
We are extremely excited today in the office, and we know that you will be too. We are always looking to improve the Timocco experience. With the release of our new version, the “Timocco Time” of your session(s) will be faster and more effective. But first, we wanted to thank you all for answering our surveys and phone calls, the feedback we received helped us in building a better and more motivating platform. Timocco’s development and product team have heard your responses and … [Read more...]
Exciting Update! New Supination & Pronation Platform Launches in Providence!
We wanted to let you know that now kids and adults can practice supination and pronation while playing. On Friday, some of the Timocco team headed to Providence, Rhode Island to kick off an exciting new phase to our therapy offerings. We have been working hard for over 2 years with partners such as Brown University, Hasbro Children's Hospital, and Meeting Street, with support from the BIRD Foundation on a groundbreaking new platform and game controller. Our new supination/pronation … [Read more...]
Timocco Research Study By OSU Students
OSU Occupational Therapy students, Gabrielle and Grace are conducting a research study using Timocco, called "Pediatric Game-Based Rehabilitation Using Telehealth Technology". They presented a poster on their study at the OOTA Conference this past weekend. Here is their plan: They will work with 5 children, ages 4-12 with Cerebral Palsy utilizing Timocco. There will be a screening, pre-treatment assessment using Timocco's Plans and games. They will assign 7 hours/week of home use of Timocco … [Read more...]
Ask Sarit: Using Computer Gaming Software as Assistive Technology
Hi, I’m a therapist at a child development center. We’ve seen the Timocco platform and formed a favorable impression, but as therapeutic staff we’re wondering whether we should be using a computer during therapy? Our clients are accustomed to them at home all the time anyway." It’s exactly because they have a computer at home, that the computer can be a motivation tool during clinical therapy. For today’s generation, where children spend many hours in front of computer screens, using … [Read more...]