Welcome to the OT Expert Series with Sarit Tresser
Each week OT expert, Sarit Tresser will be giving an in-depth insightful analysis into the various ways Health Games aid children with disabilities. Stay connected to receive first-hand input from a professional in the field of child development
Each Timocco game was created with a purpose and therapeutic goal. Each week I will illustrate how this applies to each gaming package. All of the Timocco packages have a special aim. Some focus on ADHD while others focus on treatment of Autism.
This week we will talk about Tim-Focus. This package of games is designed for children and Adults with ADD/ADHD. These are especially suitable for children with primary or secondary attention disorder, which encourage the child’s motor regulation and motor control.
If the child uses Tobii Eye Gaze to play the games, there are also therapeutic benefits. The package of games focuses on eye tracking regulation and challenges the child to control the pace and accuracy of his eyes movements.
The therapeutic features of the Tim focus games include active exploration, control targeting, and improve timing and precision.
The most important feature is the ability to filter out distractions. Each game has a fun and effective ways to do so. Tim-Focus requires the child to focus on objects of primary and secondary importance, while simultaneously filtering out distractions. the child must identify features of the character and also recognize the differences. Such a game requires the child to discern the relevant features and act on the stimulus that does not belong.
See how each of the Tim Focus games helps to treat children:
Bulls Eye: The goal is to hit the targets, for improvement of attention, motor regulation and inhibition. This reduces impulsive behavior, improve continuous attention filtering of distractions and motor accuracy.
Cars Game: The child must drive the car according to the road signs. This assists in the improvement of motor regulation, bi-lateral coordination and inhibition, encourages regulated (not reckless) actions and delayed response.
Aliens in Space: The child aims to keep the wrong aliens from entering the space ship, for improvement of motor regulation, attention, inhibition and shifting. In addition this also restrains impulsive behavior, encourage split attention and shifting, and improves motor skills and concentration.