EDA PLAY PAULI

A STORY OF A SINGLE DAY
A SIMPLE TOUCH ON A SCREEN

For the training of vision and fine motor skills; developed for children with multiple and visual disorders. Children with central visual impairment can also benefit. It is so simple that even children with limited fine and gross motor skills can control the game and move the story action further.       


New features in the EDA PLAY PAULI app

Download the new version of the EDA PLAY PAULI app! The latest version 1.2 features: 2 new illustrations and an extended version of the Visual Disorders Simulator.

Download the new version of the EDA PLAY PAULI app! The latest version 1.2 features: 2 new illustrations and an extended version of the Visual Disorders Simulator.

An illustration of Grandma is a new feature in the task: "We are going to Grandma's today!" The new picture appear when we can hear: "Grandma, we are coming!"

An illustration of Grandma is a new feature in the task: "We are going to Grandma's today!" The new picture appear when we can hear: "Grandma, we are coming!"

An illustration of a comb is a new feature in the task: "Pauli's hair is tasseled. Comb her hair!"

An illustration of a comb is a new feature in the task: "Pauli's hair is tasseled. Comb her hair!"

In the latest version of the app, go to Main menu, there in the Info section tap on the Visual disorder simulator button. Choose one of the 8 visual disorder simulations. The old version of the app enables only 3 simulations.

In the latest version of the app, go to Main menu, there in the Info section tap on the Visual disorder simulator button. Choose one of the 8 visual disorder simulations. The old version of the app enables only 3 simulations.



Features you will love

A story of a single day

In the EDA PLAY PAULI application, we experience a day in a life of a girl named Pauli. The child (player) progresses through the game with a simple touch on the screen. The plot of the game is so interesting that even children with severe hand mobility limitations try to engage in the game. 

The actual game is a motivation for the training of fine motor and visual skills. The action control is so simple that even children with minimum hand mobility can play successfully and therefore take great pleasure in doing so. 

The application can be played by children at the stage when they start discovering the sequence of a plot and when they begin to understand simple stories.  

Training the fine motor skills

The task briefs are understandable. The game is guided through by a pleasant child’s voice. Performing of the tasks is also simple – all you need to do is to touch the tablet display anywhere. This is very important so that the children with movement coordination problems succeeded in the performance of the tasks and get motivated by the actual plot.

The player progresses through the action by simple touches. We first wake Pauli up, brush her hair, brush her teeth, help her get dressed and then help her make porridge for breakfast. Then we set off to see her Grandma and help her collect apples in the garden. We get a gift as a reward. The day is over and Pauli goes to sleep with the night sky.  

Training of visual skills

All the pictures are rendered against a black background, in striking colours and understandable shapes. Only one picture or a group of pictures which are well far apart appear. The children can, thus, focus their attention on the picture and watch the change after touching the display. 


Enjoy the day with Pauli


Alice Pexiederová

Alice Pexiederová

Early intervention specialist

How to motivate children with severe motor skill impairment to play?

“All children love having fun and experience interesting moments. Here Pauli experiences a day many children can identify with. The stories and their elements are known to them. The tasks are simple and when they are being performed, the kids are repeatedly encouraged. The application graphics meet the needs of children with motoric disorders – the screen isn’t crammed with objects, it is clear what to focus on. The application control is designed so that it doesn’t require a precise touch from the players, thus allowing them to be successful.”   

 

Markéta Skalická

Markéta Skalická

Low vision specialist and methodologist for the development of visual perception, early intervention specialist

Why engage both the motoric skills and vision of the child in the game?

“Maintaining the visual attention is highly challenging for the children with multiple disorders. A child who has to focus the entire energy on movement coordination might lack the strength to keep visual attention at the same time. Visually interesting pictures and scenes in this game are sufficiently colour-striking, contrasting against the black background and large enough to catch the child’s attention.

Thanks to the simple and easily manageable touching moves, the child can experience success and, at the same time, manage to maintain the visual attention.

We want the EDA PLAY PAULI application to be able to engage even children with severe movement limitations while, at the same time, support the most effective employment of their vision and motoric skills at the game.”



 

Lucie Magerová

Lucie Magerová

Early intervention specialist

How does the story in the game develop the child?

“The story helps the children understand the connection between individual episodes, it helps understand the cause and consequence and time sequence of the plot. The game supports and develops the visual imagination of the child, thanks to the comprehensibly rendered images. The application also focuses on understanding the links between individual actions and reinforces the relationship between action and the resulting response. Children become interested in tales and simple stories at the age of around of two. Younger children often fail to keep their attention span and follow it. At children with multiple disorders, not only the overall development level matters, but also their fitness and ability to maintain focus and to follow the story.”



Watch the EDA PLAY PAULI app trailer


Inspiration

Pauli is already a seventeen-year old girl today. The spasticity of her muscles doesn’t allow her to move the way she would like to. We were inspired by her joy from each task she managed to achieve in our first application EDA PLAY. We understood that we had to develop a new game with a totally simple control which doesn’t require precise touching of the tablet display, yet it is sufficiently interesting. Pauli in fact has a "British Blue" cat Lilly and a Grandma who has apple trees in her garden.  


Thank you for your support


The project is carried out with the support of the GSK Endowment Fund.


BY PURCHASING THE EDA PLAY PAULI APP, YOU ARE SUPPORTING THE NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION EDA CZ, Z.Ú. 


The non-profit organization EDA cz, z.ú. is an early intervention centre in Prague, Czech Republic, which provides early intervention services to help the families of visually and multiply impaired children, from the child's birth up to 7 years of his/her age.


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