As spring months roll in one-by-one, at Otsimo, we get pretty excited; because April is the month we spread awareness and promote acceptance about autism. April 2nd is celebrated globally as Autism Awareness Day and we would like to invite people to take time to think about their actions and to be actively inclusive.
As an award winning (Mom’s Choice Award Gold Badge, KidSAFE Certificate, and Certified Pedagogical Quality by Education Alliance Finland being few of many) educational technology company, Otsimo has been one of the leading app developers in the field of special education. It’s not possible to mention Otsimo’s success without the community. We pay attention, hear out the ideas and thoughts given by parents and teachers, consult the special education professionals, and finally put all the information together in a way to serve the needs of our community. That is how our apps Otsimo Special Education AAC and Otsimo Speech Therapy SLP have been helping and continue to help thousands of families across the globe.
Otsimo Special Education AAC
Otsimo Special Education AAC is an application developed with the educational needs of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other learning difficulties in mind. The gamified educational content (based on scientifically proven methods and powered by state-of-the-art technology) allows children to learn while also keeping them engaged. It is also completely ad-free; so the parents do not have to worry about distracting advertisements that frustrate children and disturb their practices.
From background music to in-game educational materials, almost every part of Otsimo Special Education AAC is customizable, which can be altered in accordance with your individual needs. Moreover, we have a Family Module where parents or teachers can keep up with the progress of the child by inspecting the daily, weekly or monthly reports, which will allow them to monitor the progress and make the necessary changes to the curriculum, while positive reinforcement encourages children to learn.
Carefully curated games for every skill type and level are automatically adjusted to your child’s developmental level. These skills range from cognitive skills to reading and writing. We also offer a social story module in the app where your child can learn about specific social situations and the socially appropriate behavior such as wearing a mask, social distancing and washing hands just to name a few.
In addition to special education on all developmental levels, Otsimo Special Education AAC also has a built-in Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) module. This aids non-verbal children with speech and communication any time, anywhere. Since it is our tradition to give back to the community, for this year’s Autism Acceptance Month, we are proud to announce that we are expanding our AAC module in Otsimo Special Education AAC and making it even better! With other personalization features on the way, the module will be more intuitive, contain up-to-date and inclusive content with 1700+ unique cards!
Last but not least,longside English, Otsimo Special Education is also available in Spanish, German, Turkish and French!
Otsimo Speech Therapy SLP
Otsimo Speech Therapy SLP is designed to help improve speech and communication skills. As a companion to Otsimo Special Education AAC, Otsimo Speech Therapy SLP is also designed and developed with the contribution of parents, teachers, speech-language pathologists and of course with the efforts of our hardworking team.
Otsimo Speech Therapy SLP has more than 150 practices involving repetition, which is a proven method of learning in speech therapy. All exercises are modeled by real children, teaching kids the nature of interaction along with turn-taking skills, by encouraging them to learn from their peers through mimicking and imitation.
A very special feature of Otsimo Speech Therapy SLP is that it is the only speech therapy app that uses speech recognition technology and machine learning to understand and analyze if the child is learning the pronunciations correctly! To stay up-to-date, we update our apps every week with new and improved content. We also sprinkle around mini games that are just too much fun! All of these will help your kid learn how to pronounce, enunciate and even speak while also having so much fun!
Importance of Access to Education and Otsimo’s Role
The last year with a global pandemic proved a very valuable lesson to parents and teachers everywhere: how important continuous access to therapies and education is in order for them to be effective. With their services being easily accessible from your COVID-safe and comfortable home, Otsimo apps will be with you whenever you need them.
We, as the Otsimo Team, are proud and honored to be able to serve and innovate upon the needs of the special education community with our high-quality and engaging content which have been recognized as effective and helpful year after year by reputable institutions like Education Alliance Finland and University of Edinburgh ASDTech.
Through the years we were able to help hundreds of thousands of children and their families across the globe with their educational needs. But we aim even higher to provide the best educational experience while democratizing special education and speech therapy by making it affordable and accessible for every child that needs them.
With that goal in mind and as it is our tradition, in honor of Autism Awareness Day 2021, we are offering a great discount! Starting on April 1, Otsimo Special Education AAC annual subscription will be more than 70% discounted until April 4! So follow the link to download our apps and claim the discount to enjoy the fun and educational content carefully created for you and your little hero. We hope this discount will give those who haven’t had the chance to try out Otsimo and discover our ever-growing content and apps, as well as a brand new AAC module!
Disclaimer: I have teamed up with Otsimo in support of this campaign. We received compensation for participation in this campaign. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.