TOBY Autism Therapy is a unique, therapist-and-parent designed Early Intervention application for children with Autism. TOBY’s iPad tasks co-ordinate with off-iPad tasks to help your child learn skills in the real world. TOBY stands for Therapy Outcomes By You, because it aims to empower parents to commence early intervention to maximize your child’s development.
Create a plan and achieve goals
Each day TOBY presents a choice of tasks drawn from a curriculum tree based on how your child has progressed with pre-requisite tasks. By having a dynamic curriculum, TOBY is able to adapt to your child’s learning and developmental needs by choosing goals and adjusting the difficulty of tasks. Based on TOBY’s recommendations you choose what tasks you want to complete each day, and based on your child’s results, TOBY will generate suggestions for the following day’s activities.
Learn through activities
TOBY’s curriculum teaches 52 skills across 4 learning areas: social skills, language, sensory and imitation. A typical day with TOBY might include iPad time of 20 minutes and a similar amount of time off the iPad doing TOBY-directed Real World tasks that weave into your daily routines and your child’s play interests. The amount of activities you do is guided by you and your child. In total, TOBY offers around 330 activities for you to try.
Rewards and Prompts
TOBY comes with a built-in reward system that reinforces learning. As your child progresses through tasks they collect tokens that can be spent on simple fun activities such as painting, balloon and bubble popping, fireworks, and videos chosen by the parent. TOBY also provides 3 levels of prompts to help your child become an independent learner.
Information about these important teaching and learning strategies is included in the HELP section of the app.
View detailed reports
TOBY tracks your child’s progress by generating clear and easy to read reports – you can visually see how your child is progressing through the curriculum tree, and how much support, or prompting, they need. This helps parents, therapists and educators track your child’s learning, pinpoint where and why problems might be occurring, and design strategies to help.
A comprehensive resource and guide
All of this is provided alongside help documentation produced exclusively for TOBY Autism Therapy by therapists with decades of experience working with children on the autism spectrum. The help guide covers everything from optimizing your home environment for learning, to task-specific instructions and troubleshooting common problems.