Otsimo Special Education AAC

App review by Keri Wilmot, Common Sense Media
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age 3+

Large library of activities focuses on academics, language.

iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad Free to try, Paid Education

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age 3+

Luis loves it and learns a lot

My son Luis was diagnosed with ASD at age of 2.5 (he is now eight). Over the years, Luis has received various standard treatments, including ABA, speech therapy, and play therapy. He has also taken various medication targeting nervousness, hyperactivity, and aggressiveness. All of the interventions above had temporary and variable positive impact on Luis. Some had no effect sometimes. Through the years, I tried different ways to engage my boy in meaningful interaction, but I haven’t achieved success. For example, we achieved positive interaction when we was going sport. Among non-physical activities, the only one that he enjoyed was watching cartoons together. However, all of these activities were limited to very short time periods. Luis was not able to get meaningfully engaged for more than 30 minutes, even when he liked something. When we started using the Otsimo application developed, I was completely surprised to find that he was immediately interested and able to engage himself in solving problems for more than an hour at a time. Luis works on Otsimo games every day and enjoys being successful with them. The progressive increase in complexity and comprehension of more than one variable at a time boosts Luis's attention. While doing the exercises, Luis becomes calm and remains so for long interval and even for some time after it. The Otsimo program has become our favorite interactive activity.

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App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • Subjects: Language & Reading: letter or word recognition, naming, reading, vocabulary, Math: numbers, sequences, shapes, Science: animals, Arts: drawing
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: spatial reasoning, Self-Direction: academic development, achieving goals, goal-setting, identifying strengths and weaknesses, motivation, personal growth, work to achieve goals, Emotional Development: persevering, Health & Fitness: fine motor skills
  • Pricing structure: Free to try, Paid (Free download includes limited content. To access full app, subscribe for $20.99/month; $13.99/mo for 12 month subscription; or $229.99 lifetime. Free trial available, ranges from 7-14 days depending on plan.)
  • Release date: May 1, 2020
  • Category: Education
  • Topics: Numbers and Letters
  • Publisher: Otsimo
  • Version: 6.8.200430
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 11.0 or later
  • Last updated: June 20, 2020

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