In this blog, we will review Otsimo-Special Education and Autism Therapy with MITA and compare them from different perspectives.
Which application is better for your little Hero?
There are variety of special education applications for children with special needs. What are the points you need to consider while choosing them to use? Which one fulfil your needs?
What are Otsimo | Special Education and Autism Therapy with MITA - Comprehension?
Otsimo | Special Education is a certified and awarded educational game application developed for individuals diagnosed with learning disorders, attention deficit, autism, Down syndrome, Asperger’s, and other special needs. It was created under the guidance of parents, psychologists, and special education teachers; assistive games in Otsimo aim to teach fundamental education about core skills such as words, alphabet, numbers, emotions, colors, animals, and vehicles through assistive matching, drawing, choosing, ordering and sound games.
MITA (Mental Imagery Therapy for Autism) is a unique, early-intervention application for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The app includes bright, interactive puzzles designed to help children learn how to mentally integrate multiple features of an object, an ability that has proven to lead to vast improvements in general learning. Success with MITA puzzles could over time result in significant improvements in a child’s overall development, specifically in the realms of language, attention and visual skills.
Similarities and Differences of the Applications
Otsimo | Special Education and Autism Therapy with MITA are heavily used favorite special education applications. These applications have many similar and different characteristics. Let’s start to examine these characteristics!
Demographics and Technology
Otsimo | Special Education and Autism Therapy with MITA can be used by children aged 4 and older. Both of these applications are created for children with special needs and can be used to support therapy and educational purposes because they are designed with the aim of education function. Otsimo | Special Education has more than 100 educational games with five language options which are Turkish, English, Spanish, German and French. Autism Therapy with MITA includes game categories in different educational areas and level of difficulty with 5 language options which are English, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and German. Otsimo | Special Education, adds at least 2 new games every month but Autism Therapy with MITA does not add new games every month. You can download Otsimo | Special Education and, Autism Therapy with MITA for both your İOS and Androids. When you download these apps, Autism Therapy with MITA takes up 517,7 MB and Otsimo | Special Education takes up 96,3 MB in your devices.
Otsimo | Special Education has some screening questions and with these questions, it aims to gather specific information about your child’s distinctive developmental areas such as cognitive, social and emotional areas. Then creates a unique curriculum for each child and supports their cognitive skills. These screening questions are not asked in Autism Therapy with MITA, but this application asks your child’s age and highlights the games your child can play according to his age. When games are highlighted according to only their ages, children are generalized regardless of their special abilities and needs. On the other hand, the abilities and sensitivity of children with special needs can be very different, so educating each child with a special curriculum directly highlights their hidden skills and improves development. According to feedbacks from families Otsimo | Special Education puts itself ahead, with this unique curriculum. Additionally, Otsimo has another application which is Otsimo | Speech Therapy SLP and it creates a holistic approach to special education.
Methodology and Gameplay
Otsimo | Special Education has a curricular approach to special education and aims to develop core skills. Otsimo | Special Education includes several games about core skills, colors, alphabet, real-life items, vehicles, numbers, emotions, animals. Autism Therapy with MITA includes multiple puzzles that are aimed to help children with multiple features and multiple visual cues. Autism Therapy with MITA has shape, color, and size-related to lots of puzzles and their difficulty levels are different. While, these two applications are similar in terms of variety of games, Otsimo | Special Education stands out with its content.
Otsimo | Special Education serves free AAC module (Augmentative – Alternative Communication), AAC module is created for individuals with speech and communication difficulties to improve their communication and social skills. This module does not exist in Autism Therapy with MITA, so Otsimo | Special Education makes a great difference with this free useful module. Normally, AAC itself is sold as an expensive application.
Both of these applications have two user interfaces, one for parents and one for children. Parents can easily monitor their child and control game settings with the parent interface. This feature of Otsimo | Special Education puts it one step ahead and also parents can check how long their children have used the app, how their personal development has increased or the last game their children have played. Moreover, parents can set time for how many minutes they want their children to spend in the app, and they receive notifications when the time is up. Unfortunately, Autism Therapy with MITA does not have an advanced parent interface as Otsimo | Special Education.
The technologies used in two applications are also different from each other, Otsimo | Special Education uses cutting edge technology because it attaches great importance to the development of the child. Otsimo | Special Education automatically changes the difficulty of the games according to the situation of the child in the game, but in Autism Therapy with MITA, games become harder progressively or parents manually adjust the level of the game.
In Autism Therapy with MITA, there is also a daily playing path that the children must complete, and after completing this path, children can switch to other games. Children can not play a specific game without completing the preset game path. The parent may skip the game path but children are not able to do it on their own. This is a problem as it may make the app boring or become distracting for children. On the other hand, Otsimo | Special Education is a carefully designed application that does not contain distractions or anything your child will have difficulty and it stands out with its features and simplicity.
Pricing and Availability
You can find the prices of Otsimo | Special Education and Autism Therapy with MITA here. Otsimo | Special Education advocates that everyone has the right to education, so it is freemium and includes 10 free games and ACC module. Otsimo | Special Education offers special discounted prices at certain times of the year. Also, Otsimo | Special Education has a more flexible pricing policy than Autism Therapy with MITA and you can choose a subscription plan which best fits your budget.
|Otsimo Special Education||Autism Therapy with MITA|
|Monthly Subscription $20.99||MITA Premium $59.99|
|Special Premium 1 $59.99|
|Special Premium 2 $95.99|
|Discounted Premium (Annual)$119.99|
|Otsimo Special Discount $119.99|
|Otsimo Annual Subscription $164.99|
|Otsimo Lifetime Premium $229.99|
According to this review, it can be said that Otsimo | Special Education and Autism Therapy with MITA are designed for children with special needs to improve their core skills and can be used for educational purposes. Otsimo | Special Education has a curricular approach and with screening questions, it creates a great difference. Because Autism Therapy with MITA highlights games only according to your child’s age and because of that, their special needs and abilities are ignored. On the other hand, Autism Therapy with MITA includes interactive puzzles to help children learn and this multifunctional puzzles will be beneficial over time.
Both of these applications have the parental interface but Otsimo | Special Education is more preferable because it has a more advanced parenting interface. Also, Otsimo | Special Education takes itself one step forward with its various contents and free AAC module. When all these are evaluated, it can be said that Otsimo | Special Education is a more contentful and an elaborated application, it stands out with its user-friendly parental interface and provides ease of use with the used cutting edge technology.