Excellence in International Education – Research Engagement Award

TOBY’s work in India has earned the prestigious new award provided by the Victorian Government: Excellence in International Education – Research Engagement Award. 

The TOBY team worked with Deakin’s Indian partner, Tamana School of Hope, New Dehli to introduce TOBY playpad in an Indian context.
More on the news can be found here and here

More on the TOBY clinical trial

Families and therapists could find the most updated information about the TOBY trial from the Telethon Kids Institute App for Autism. 

TOBY trial Autism app appraised also appeared in the latest digital editions of the Western Suburbs Weekly.

The TOBY trial: iPad therapy for autism

The autism research team at the Telethon Kids Institute in Perth, Western Australia, in collaboration with Monash, La Trobe and Deakin Universities in Victoria are looking to determine the effectiveness of the TOBY (Therapy Outcomes By You) Playpad educational app as an effective tool to help young children with autism. If your child is, 

  • 4 years of age or younger and 
  • Has been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder within the past 6 months

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Please contact us for more information,
  • In Western Australia:
    • Jo Granich (study coordinator) (08) 9489 7749
    • Alena Dass (research assistant) (08) 9489 7961 tobytrial@telethonkids.org.au            Alternatively, please see the autism research website here.
  • In Victoria:

Special iPad application now for schooling autistic children

New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) A specially-designed iPad application for autistic children could aid them in their lessons and become an easy at-home means of therapy for such children, an NGO working for disabled children in the national capital said Thursday …

Deakin University, Australia with Tamana Association, India launches the TOBY Playpad Laboratory at Tamana School of Hope, New Delhi

Deakin University, one of the leading Australian universities today launched TOBY Playpad (Therapy Outcomes by You) Laboratory, at one of the three schools of Tamana, The School of Hope, Centre for Autism, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi …

Toby Playpad App review was featured in Gadget Guru, NDTV Profit (India) on Sunday the 10th of March, 2013.


Focus on disability highlights positives and negatives

Last month’s International Day of People with a Disability (on December 3rd) was the 20th anniversary of the United Nations sanctioned day, drawing attention to both the gains and gaps in the lives of those living with a disability…

iPad app assists children with autism

The City of Cockburn in Western Australia has approved the purchase of 50 TOBY Playpad applications for iPads, improving the lives of many children with autism….

App to help autistic kids

A NEW iPad application that tracks the progress of children with autism has been approved for purchase by the City of Cockburn’s Grants and Donations Committee….

 New app for children with autism

Svetha Venkatesh, professor of computer science and director, Pattern Recognition and Data Analytics (PRaDA), Deakin University, Australia, was in India to launch an education software…

Aus varsity launches Playpad App for autistic kids in India

Australia’s Deakin University has partnered with the National Trust in India to promote the usage of TOBY (Therapy Outcomes By You) Playpad App, an early intervention for children with autism in India….

TOBY playpad for kids with autism

Deakin University, one of the leading Australian universities today launched TOBY Playpad (Therapy Outcomes By You), an early intervention application for children with Autism…

TOBY Playpad on MMM Hot Breakfast with Eddie McGuire

Professor Svetha Venkatesh talks with Eddie McGuire about how TOBY Playpad came to be. Listen to the interview here.

TOBY Playpad on Channel Seven News

Channel Seven News reports on one family’s experience with TOBY Playpad.

TOBY Playpad on ABC 936 Hobart

Most 2 year olds can learn to handle an iPad. And they can learn from the device as well – there are plenty of apps that help with maths, spelling, pattern recognition, etc…

TOBY Playpad on Mix 94.5FM

Professor Svetha Venkatesh talks with 94.5FM’s The Bunch about TOBY Playpad. (Wed Aug 22nd, 2012)

TOBY Playpad in The West Australian

iPad app aids autism therapy: A therapy breakthrough pioneered in WA is set to revolutionise how millions of autistic children worldwide are helped to learn at home.

TOBY Playpad in The Surf Coast News

Australian researchers have harnessed tablet technology to develop an iPad app that is set to revolutionise the way parents around the world provide in-home therapy for their autistic children…

TOBY Playpad in The Geelong Advertiser

Time of the Essence: A NEW interactive iPad app is set to change for the better and forever the way parents interact with their autistic children.

TOBY Playpad get assistance from Perth Flow

Perth Flow is happening again! Another event dedicated to helping local charity organisations with their tech.