Akron, OH, May 12, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- Timocco is one of 15 ed tech companies awarded funding through the NewSchools Ignite Special Education Challenge. Each cohort member is committed to create or expand an innovative ed tech product to help millions of students across the country who receive special education services achieve their most ambitious dreams. In addition to the funding, NewSchools will provide management assistance and create a community of practice for the cohort members.
Timocco uses patented motion-based tracking technology with their web based skills development therapeutic gaming environment for children with special needs. They will be expanding research and development through the NewSchools grant. With this funding, Timocco will expand offerings that will better match IEP goals and positively influence even more students.
The platform currently has over 50 games and 300 activities as well as IEP aligned plans that can be played at home, school, or between therapy. The platform motivates students to practice motor, cognitive, attention, and social skills with customized settings features that “level the playing field” and are appropriate for a wide variety of children with physical and/or learning disabilities.
The company’s work in the educational sector has blossomed and this opportunity will allow them to further analyze the most effective and meaningful ways to integrate the platform into classrooms throughout the US. The grant will broaden Timocco’s ability to positively impact the teachers, therapists, and most importantly students by designing and developing new games and activities that align with IEP goals and useful everyday tasks while complimenting the curriculum.
Timocco’s CEO, Eran Arden, commented, “The NewSchools Venture Fund Grant gives us the ability to expand our reach and help more kids with special needs develop the functional skills that they need.”
“While it may sound obvious that students with disabilities need additional support, few ed tech tools exist to support this diverse group of students,” said Tonika Cheek Clayton, Managing Partner at NewSchools Venture Fund. “We believe ed tech tools have the potential to address many critical needs in special education. That’s why NewSchools Ignite is proud to invest in Timocco to develop engaging tools to reimagine special education learning.”
Founded in 2009, Timocco is an international company developed by an Occupational Therapist in Israel (Sarit Tresser) that has successfully commercialized an educational/theraputic online gaming platform overseas. Timocco opened U.S. operations in Akron, Ohio in 2015. Based on patented technology that integrates the child’s movements with 50+ on-screen games, Timocco helps thousands of children worldwide develop motor, cognitive, and communication skills via a cutting edge-gaming environment. In additon, Timocco offers a handwriting tool using similar technology. Customers include school districts such as NYC D75 and LAUSD, private occupationa/physical/speech therapists, hospitals, and parents. Bolstered by evidence-based research, Timocco is the new “Hot Product” at trade shows and has quickly generated an enthusiastic customer base. For more information or to find out about free pilots/trials, go to www.timocco.com, and follow/like on Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Twitter.
NewSchools Venture Fund is a national nonprofit that finds, funds and supports promising and innovative education entrepreneurs, teams of educators and education leaders. We help them accomplish their missions to achieve outstanding results for the schools, students and educators they serve. We are committed to helping students graduate high school prepared and inspired to achieve their most ambitious dreams and plans. Through our investing, management assistance, network building, and thought leadership, NewSchools helps to reimagine K–12 education.