Many parents and therapists have great results using Otsimo Speech Therapy with kids who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In this article, we will give you practical advice on how to use Otsimo Speech Therapy with a child on the spectrum.
How To Use Otsimo Speech Therapy in Autism
We recommend you use Otsimo Speech Therapy every day for 5 to 15 minutes or a minimum of 3 times a week. While practicing on Otsimo Speech Therapy, make sure that your child is calm and in a familiar environment with as little distraction as possible. As a parent, you play a crucial role. Truly be there with your child and for your child, help them hold the device if needed, and comment on their progress as often as possible.
Start with 5 to 10 words with simple structures and sounds that your child has already mastered. Let them choose the theme but point them to simpler words.
First, watch the kid on the screen do it, then you do it, and only then let your child repeat the action/activity. Take your time, show them how the camera of the device works like a mirror, and then enjoy as you and your child become what you have been practicing with our role-playing filters. Ask questions if you feel your child is ready.
Remember: the more regularly your child practices, the better progress they will show. However, this doesn’t mean you should pressure your child into repeating the words in the app. Especially in the early stages, forcing your child to practice (or repeat the activities outside the app) may slow down their progress or make them shy away. Just incorporate your Otsimo session into your daily routine and try to make it enjoyable.
Keep your Otsimo Speech Therapy sessions short but purposeful. For your child to progress reliably, you need to be patient. High expectations may put pressure on your child, so make their Otsimo experience fun and rewarding. Acknowledge your child’s efforts often; even when they are not succeeding but is visibly trying, praise their effort. We would love to hear about your experience and answer any questions you may have.