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The TOBY (Therapy Outcomes By You) early intervention app has been designed to teach parents how to easily embed autism therapy into their daily routine. The play based activities are aimed at children with autism with a developmental age of a 2-4 year old.

The unique and revolutionary download consists of a comprehensive 'how to' guide, 330 play based interactive activities; 30 x on screen & 300 x real life, with benefits to both parents and children. Activities are drawn from a curriculum tree and become dynamically available as your child completes 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 to maximise your child's ability to progress with confidence and ease.

This best practice evidence based program was designed and led by Professor Svetha Venkatesh from Curtin & Deakin Universities in consultation with an experienced team of allied health staff from Autism West including psychologists, speech pathologists and occupational therapists.

Read real user reviews:
"If someone asked me to pick just one "Autism App" - excluding essential AAC apps for communication for a moment - this would be the one I would recommend first." - Amy of Special Apps, Special Kids

"…what makes TOBY unique and superior is that these activities are integrated seamlessly and progressively in one program and it adapts to the individual child.” - The iMums, TOBY Playpad Review October 2012

TOBY’s syllabus targets your child's development in key areas:
> Social Skills,
> Language,
> Sensory Discrimination, and
> Cognitive Skills.
In a number of ways:
> On-iPad tasks for your child alone,
> On-iPad tasks for you and your child to complete,
> Games and rewards, and
> Real-world activities, including play activities and daily 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.

A typical day with TOBY might include time on the iPad totaling 20 minutes, and a similar amount of time doing other TOBY-directed tasks that weave into your daily routines and your child’s play interests.  Each day you may choose to do, for example, up to two or three activities to complete in total.  The amount of activities you do is guided by you and your child. 
TOBY is designed for children:
• With a diagnosis of Autism or Pervasive Developmental Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS).
• Who may or may not have an Intellectual Disability or Developmental Delay.
• Communicating mostly through gestures, behaviours (such as hand leading, bringing items), sounds, single words or early two-word phrases.
• Able to sit at a table for a short period of time (up to 10 minutes at a time) and/or has some familiarity with a computer.
• Needing help with early social and play activities.
Children without an autism spectrum disorder and who are in the early phases of learning may also benefit from TOBY’s program.  This includes children with a developmental delay or language disorder.

TOBY’s activities can be easily transferred into your child’s everyday life and can be used in a range of settings:
• Learning can easily occur, for example, within the home, at the park, at grandparent’s houses, or in the car – any settings where your child is able to engage in either on-iPad or off-iPad activities.  The only limit is your imagination.
• Therapists may like to use TOBY to complement current intervention goals.  It is especially helpful in guiding parents with home-based and community-based activities to help generalize a range of important learning skills. 
• Teachers may like to use TOBY within the classroom and playground settings to help individual and / or groups of students achieve learning success.

What's New

Version 1.5.3

- New App Preview Video
- iOS 9 Compatibility Checks
- iPad Pro Initial Support

- Added Daily Auto sync to prevent loss of data

- Product name changed to TOBY Autism Therapy
- Overhauled the therapy interface to provide a simpler and more user friendly experience.
- Major language overhaul to make the difference between therapy activities easier to understand
- Improved and simplified our help section
- Simplified registration process
- Lots of minor tweaks and fixes

Customer Reviews

Autism West


Renowned Medical Research Institute, Telethon Kids, have deemed TOBY to be the world's first app clinically proven to enhance developmental outcomes! And, a huge majority f parents feel in control of their child's therapy after using TOBY! Great results!



The Toby Playpad is allowing me to do quality therapy with both my boys at home. With two young children on different ends of the spectrum the TOBY Playpad is able to provide different programs which meet both my boys needs. It is super easy to use and allows me to decide where and when we do at therapy at a fraction of the cost.

Having the the boys results clearly graphed out allows me to see exactly what they are learning and at what rate. The boys enjoy working on the IPad tasks and don't even realize that when we are doing the NET activities that they are working.

It is amazing to have the freedom to decide on what tasks we do and when yet to still have the support and direction of some fantastic professionals in the field.

I highly recommend Toby for anyone who wants to start therapy with their child or as an additional tool for people who are already accessing therapy.


Just a Mum

This is the most incredible app in the iTunes Store for Special Needs children


307.6 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2015 Autism West


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