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Otsimo | Special Education

Autism Games & Social Stories

  • Android, iPad, iPhone
  • Free
  • age 3+
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About Otsimo | Special Education

Otsimo is an educational game application developed for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or learning difficulties. Children with autism are intended to be taught the basic knowledge through assistive games designed under the guidance of child psychologists and educators to providing them homeschool education.

Otsimo provides the necessary ABA education through games designed for kids with attention deficit and speech problems. Let’s discuss a little more about this wonderful solution.

Teacher Review

When I was asked to review Otsimo Special Education I had no hesitation in doing so. We have been using Otsimo at our ASD school for nearly a year and our teachers will agree that it is one of the most comprehensive SEN apps around. The majority of our teachers and therapists are using the app on a daily basis.

Engaging, motivating and empowering! Otsimo has the capability to demonstrate progress like no other app we have used. What we enjoy most about it is that the content enables us to generalize outside the app into everyday situations. Most activities that we do on a daily basis can be supported by the games on the app and vice versa. Generalization can be difficult for many people on the autism spectrum so increased opportunities to support this are key. Having a special education app that helps with this is fantastic.

Otsimo Special Education contains 13 areas with over 80 activities or stories, all motivating and engaging. Whatever the area of need that you require to be addressed, Otsimo will have an activity that will help. Each area has a different focus allowing you to align your lessons accordingly.

The following areas are available

  • Core Skills
  • Daily Life
  • Numbers
  • Vocabulary
  • Reading & Writing
  • Communication
  • Puzzle
  • Geometric Shapes
  • Household Goods
  • Video Modeling
  • Jigsaw
  • Music
  • Stories (Social Stories)

The AAC features are similar to Proloquo2go, which is high praise indeed, quick to use and super responsive. Teachers can quickly switch between games and model language in the communication area. I can’t think of any application that can do the similar.

The Stories section presents you with 6 Social Story style narratives that will aid with those difficult times and social breakdowns. It would be great if the developer will continue to add to this section. Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is the main approach used throughout allowing for fast feedback and motivating tasks in each game. A nice reward feature with stickers to collect along the journey is also available.

Considering the size of this app, it is not found wanting in terms of performance. Quick to load and reliable, children will not get frustrated by slowness or glitches. Each interface is not overly busy and you are able to configure for sounds and colour in the family section which is password protected. Also in the family section is a wonderful and informative blog with numerous articles and advice from people in the know (please keep adding articles)! 

A reporting section allows you to track the progress of your child or student on their journey. This is really useful to share between home and school so everybody knows what has been worked on and how long has been spent in each area. Overall, Otsimo-Special Education is the complete special education application. It is unfair to label Otsimo as one app. More appropriately, it is one app containing lots and lots of apps. For what it offers, pricing is extremely generous and great value for money and we are looking forward to trying the School & Classroom app. The developers at Otsimo have created something very special and no classroom should be without it. Well done Otsimo!

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App Details

Teacher Ratings


Android, iPad, iPhone




Cognitive Development
Communication Skills
Engagement and Usability
Life Skills
Emotional Development


In-App Purchases - Yes

In-App Advertising - No



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Featured for more than 250 days! Otsimo is a certified and awarded educational game application developed for individuals diagnosed with learning disorders, attention deficit, autism, down syndrome, aspergers, and other special needs.

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. For individuals or children having speech problem, Otsimo has free AAC which often is used in speech therapy, autism communication or special education schools. If you want your nonverbal relative/student with autism speaks, free AAC (Alternative and Augmentative Communication) is a proven effective learning tool to have a better speech and to communicate better.

Otsimo games are developed according to the Applied Behavior Analysis - ABA therapy which is the most widely known and trusted early intensive behavioral therapy technique for helping individuals who have learning disorders and attention deficit problems.

Otsimo consists of two separate platforms dedicated to games and settings. Games section includes ad-free educational games which are shaped individually to user's mental development. Settings section is the platform where you have full access to user's education program, can review user's progress, check the reports and configure difficulty settings.
Since Otsimo games are designed according to ABA therapy, Otsimo can be used with inner peace by individuals / children having autism spectrum disorder (ASD), down syndrome, asperger syndrome, attention deficit, cerebral palsy, rett syndrome, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, motor neuron disease (MND), speech impediments, and aphasia.

Otsimo Premium

Otsimo is free to use, but you can reach more educational games and features by upgrading to premium.

Otsimo Premium offers you:
- Access to all 50+ educational games
- 2 new games every month
- Personalized special education
- In-depth insights to track the progress
- Daily and weekly report cards about the played games
- Cross-platform support up-to 3 devices

For Otsimo Premium, we offer the following subscriptions:

1 month from $20.99
1 year with discount from $9.99/month
1 year from $13.75/monthly
LifeTime from $299.99

Actual charges might be converted to local currency depending on your country of residence. We guarantee that the conversion will be made automatically.

If you upgrade to Otsimo Premium, payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase.
Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period.
Account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours of the end of the current period, and the cost of the renewal will be provided.
Subscriptions may be managed by the user. Auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user’s Account Settings after purchase.
Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication.

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