TOBY (Therapy Outcomes By You) 5-7’s is a comprehensive app for iPad designed to teach children of early primary school age with autism or who are experiencing language and learning difficulties.
TOBY 5-7’s follows directly from the popular TOBY app, which is aimed at children with autism who are operating at a developmental level of 2-4 years.
The app teaches preacademic, language and social skills across over 600 achievable tasks, both on iPad and in the real world. Activities include puzzles, matching, categorization, sequencing, language and concept development and so much more.
TOBY 5-7’s aims to empower parents and teachers to assist children, by using evidence-based techniques. All tasks have been trialed extensively and have been shown to really work! The program has been designed by a qualified team, including speech pathologists, clinical psychologists and occupational therapists.
TOBY 5-7's guide provides clear information on how to apply effective teaching strategies to facilitate your child's learning.
Tasks are organised into a curriculum tree starting with early developing skills. Children must achieve certain skills (pre-requisites) before they move on to more difficult tasks. New tasks become available as your child completes each pre-requisite. TOBY 5-7’s dynamic curriculum enables you to tailor the program to your child's individual learning needs. You choose the goals you want your child to work towards and adjust the complexity of tasks as needed. This allows your child to progress with confidence and ease.
TOBY 5-7’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 at home, at school or out in the community – 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 generalise 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.
TOBY 5-7’s 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 and pinpoint where and why problems might be occurring. TOBY 5-7’s offers greater recording capabilities, and gives confidence in knowing exactly how children are progressing.
Wi-Fi is needed to download the app, register and login. After that, Wi-Fi is only needed to upload / back-up results.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.