The TOBY Autism Therapy App is a tablet-based app allowing parents with newly diagnosed children to start early intervention exercises at home and really take control of their development.
When a child is diagnosed with autism it can be a very anxious time for parents as they wait for services and to begin therapy. Autism West worked with Deakin and Curtin Universities to develop TOBY to help parents begin and maintain ongoing therapies.
TOBY (Therapy Outcomes By You) is a unique, therapist-and-parent designed early intervention application for iPad for children with autism. TOBY aims to empower parents to commence early intervention to maximise your child’s development, with its iPad tasks co-ordinating with off-iPad tasks to help your child learn skills in the real world.
This is the most incredible app in the iTunes Store for Special Needs children.
What does TOBY teach?
The original TOBY app teaches 52 skills in 2 contexts –
- On the iPad (On-iPad): TOBY has around 30 On-iPad activities for your child to do. A small number of On-iPad activities can be completed by the child on their own, but we suggest this to occur only when they are familiar with the activity and they don’t need any adult prompting or help.
- In the Real World (off the iPad during daily activities and play activities): TOBY has around 300 Real World Activities for your child.
TOBY (Therapy Outcomes By You) 5-7’s teaches preacademic, language and social skills across over 600 achievable tasks, both on iPad and in the real world. Activities include puzzles, matching, categorization, sequencing, language and concept development and so much more. TOBY 5-7’s offers greater recording capabilities, and gives confidence in knowing exactly how children are progressing.
An accompanying eBook titled “TOBY Autism Therapy Real World Activities” is available to purchase from Lulu.com.
Real world home therapy activities for parents, carers and therapists for children on the Autism Spectrum. Over 300 activities to share and learn with your child.