An Australian University recently launched an app called TOBY PlayPad, an early intervention application for children with Autism.
TOBY (Therapy Outcomes by You) Playpad monitors the child’s performance on tasks from a complex syllabus and adjusts lesson delivery to each and every child. The application aims to empower parents to start early intervention to maximise the child’s development.
Diverse tasks are drawn from a curriculum based on the kid’s progress with pre-requisite tasks. The curriculum is able to adapt to the child’s learning and developmental needs by choosing goals and adjusting the difficulty of tasks. The TOBY Playpad is available through the Apple iTunes Store and is currently targeted at children aged two to six years old.
The launch of the TOBY play pad is a part of Deakin University’s ongoing efforts to engage locally and provide solutions to community based issues through cutting-edge research.