Well, at least the first two are accurate.
For most teachers, summer means refreshing, relaxing, and repurposing for the next year. And yeah, that’s happening too, but…
Summer gives me a chance to revisit and tighten up our plans for getting the app into the hands of those who need it most.
After 1 week of summer vacation, Brenda and I have met with over a dozen therapists, parents of special needs children, and university academics to keep us on track to unveil our new product by September.
So first: The Re brand:
We have changed our app name to OiGO. As in “I hear you.”
After conducting a rather lengthy outreach process, we came up with this as a simple, flashy way to get our message out that our app will provide the most advanced downloadable solution to the problem of language-based problems in Social-Emotional Health. We want the buyers of the app to see it as a tool to access the emotions of their clients and loved ones, and to have (hopefully) a cool-sounding word to brand it.
And we’re starting to Refocus our presentation later this fall with a national organization devoted to using technology to enhance communication skills with people with speech and behavior challenges. More on that in a near-future post.
OiGO has grown from a sentence formulation tool based on progressive phrase building prompts (unique in and of itself) to a multi-profession collaborative venture to both help clients express, and deal with, their feelings.
Or, in the words of our mission statement, to help create a world
where all are celebrated for their unique gifts, where all can share their hopes and dreams with pride.
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