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cosmo by filisia

Smart, accessible devices & Activities for everyone (iPad*).   Adaptive Sensory Learning.

Every learner is different. That’s why we designed Cosmo to be hands-on, customisable and versatile. It has activities for everyone and above all, it’s fun!

Smart, sturdy and dynamic buttons
Specialist designed iPad activities
Curriculum based lesson plans
Data-driven game play for the whole classroom
Easy to set up
Works with iPad2, 3, 4, Mini, Air, Air 2 and the 9.7 inch iPad Pro (not provided).

 

Cosmo Hardware

The Cosmoid is a unique, tactile controller. Robust, easy to activate and dynamic.

The Cosmoid works with Cosmo activities on the iPad. It connects wirelessly via BlueTooth and has a long-lasting rechargeable battery.

Versatile

Robust
Lights up
Changes colour
Dynamic
Sensory

 

Cosmo Activities

Improvisation lets students get creative and play music on the cosmoids. Each cosmoid represents a different note and students can play along to their favourite songs by simply pressing the cosmoids. Students can also choose between xylophone, guitar, and pan pipe sounds.

Who’s it For: PMLD, SLD, MLD, EYFS

Skill Areas

Auditory perception/ Expressing preferences/ Auditory & visual discrimination/ Joint attention/ Collaboration/ Visuo-motor control/ Spatial awareness/ Musical self-expression/ Improvisation

Showdown

Showdown is a fast-paced competitive activity that can be played by 2-6 players. One team has to find the green buttons and the other team has to find the orange buttons. See who can find the most of their colour before the time runs out.

Who’s it For: SLD, MLD, EYFS

Skill Areas: Cause and effect/ Turn taking/ Expressing preferences/ Gross and Visuo-motor control/ Spatial awareness

Orchestration

Orchestration lets your students become conductors. Students can build their own songs by adding drums, guitars, pianos, and many other instruments. Students can play solo or as part of a group.

Who’s it For: PMLD, SLD, EYFS

Skill Areas: Auditory perception/ Visual perception/ Expressing preferences/ Auditory discrimination/ Joint attention/ Collaboration/ Visuo-motor control/ Spatial awareness

Storytelling

Storytelling lets students perform sensory stories by touching the cosmoids. Each cosmoid triggers part of a pre-selected sensory story and only lights up when it’s your turn to add to the story. Press it when it’s your turn and let the story unfold. It’s a great activity for non-verbal students and for sensory learners.

Who’s it For: PMLD, SLD, MLD, EYFS

Skill Areas: Sensory integration/ Sequencing/ Turn-taking/ Waiting/ Visuo-motor control/ Spatial awareness

My Voice

My Voice lets your students record their own voices, or any sound they like, with the touch of a button. They can then transform the sounds they have recorded by touching the cosmoids. It’s a great activity for encouraging students to use their voices and imaginations!

Who’s it For: PMLD, SLD, MLD, EYFS

Skill Areas: Cause and effect/ Auditory discrimination/ Verbal communication/ Visuo-motor control/ Vocalisation/ Musical self-expression

Turn Taking

Turn Taking lets students work together to play their favourite songs and is great for developing turn-taking, waiting, and collaboration skills. Choose a song and give a cosmoid to each of your students. Each cosmoid triggers part of the song and lights up to show whose turn it is. The longer you press, the longer the song plays for.

Who’s it For: PMLD, SLD, MLD, EYFS

Skill Areas: Cause and effect/ Turn taking/ Expressing preferences/ Gross and Visuo-motor control/ Spatial awareness/ Musical self-expression

Memory

Memory lets students develop their problem solving and sequencing skills. Watch the light sequence on the cosmoids, and if you can repeat it correctly you get an exciting audio-visual reward. Start on the easy level and see how many sequences you can get right.

Who’s it For: PMLD, SLD, MLD, EYFS

Skill Areas: Visual memory/ Sequencing/ Reaction to visual stimuli/ Problem solving/ Turn-taking/ Visuo-motor control/ Speed of response

Exercise

Exercise is a fun, multi-sensory activity designed to get your students moving. It’s designed to help develop coordination of movement, teamwork, orientation and attention. Place the cosmoids around a space and start the game.

Who’s it For: PMLD, SLD, MLD, EYFS

Skill Areas: Cause and effect/ Visual perception & discrimination/ Collaboration/ Speed of response/ Spatial awareness

All the same

All The Same is an exciting sequencing and problem-solving activity. Each time you press a cosmoid it changes colour, and you have to work as a team to make all of the cosmoids the same colour. Start on the Easy level and work your way up to the Hard level.

Who’s it For: SLD, MLD, EYFS

Skill Areas: Sequencing / Problem Solving / Joint Attention / Collaboration / Gross and Visuo-motor control / Reaction Speed

Colour Matching

Colour Matching is a great activity for helping students develop their colour vocabulary and shared attention skills. The aim is to find the cosmoids that light up with the same colour as your partner, and then press them together. Players get an audio-visual reward when they match the colours correctly.

Who’s it For: SLD, MLD, EYFS

Skill Areas: Visual perception & discrimination/ Problem solving/ Reaction to visual stimuli/ Collaboration/ Colour vocabulary/ Joint attention/ Visuo-motor control

Fireworks

Fireworks is a fun and interactive ‘Cause & Effect’ activity that uses one cosmoid. When a student presses the cosmoid they are rewarded with exciting fireworks on the screen. It’s a great activity for developing intentional communication skills.

Who’s it For: PMLD, EYFS

Skill Areas: Cause and effect / Intentional communication / Gross and Visuo-motor control / Spatial awareness / Speed of response

Exploration

Exploration is a ‘Cause & Effect’ activity that uses one cosmoid. When a student touches the cosmoid that is lit up, the song that has been selected will play until they stop touching the cosmoid. If you enable the effects you can change the texture of the sound by pressing harder.

Who’s it For: PMLD, SLD, EYFS

Skill Areas: Cause and effect/ Turn taking/ Expressing preferences/ Gross and Visuo-motor control/ Spatial awareness/ Musical self-expression

Flappy Cosmonaut

Flappy Cosmonaut is a fun individual activity that lets students develop their fine and gross motor skills by making the cosmonaut fly across the screen. The harder they press, the higher he flies. See if you can get a high score!

Who’s it For: SLD, MLD, EYFS

Skill Areas: Cause and effect/Visual perception/ Concentration/ Fine & Gross motor skills

Abbreviations

SLD — Severe Learning Difficulties
PMLD — Multiple and Profound Learning Disabilties
MLD — moderate Learning Difficulties
EYFS — Early Years Foundation Stage
ASC — Autism Spectrum Conditions
CP — Cerebral Palsy


FAQ

What is Cosmo?

Cosmo is a set of interactive and multi-sensory controllers (called Cosmoids), that work together with the Cosmo app. Cosmo offers an ever- growing selection of activities that motivate learners to develop motor, cognitive, and communication skills through play and music. Cosmo’s multi-sensory activities work towards achieving skill-based, functional, and national curriculum compatible goals. Results are recorded to allow for easy progress tracking. Our interactive activities have been especially designed by therapists and special educators to provide engaging and motivating opportunities for learning, creativity, and therapy.

What do I need to use Cosmo?

iPad – The Cosmo app is compatible with: 3rd/4th/5th generation iPad, all iPad mini, iPad Air and iPad Air 2, all iPad Pro with iOS version 10 or newer.  iPad not included.

What ages is Cosmo designed for?

Cosmo is designed for children and adults with special educational needs and physical disabilities, but people of all ages and abilities enjoy it! It is especially suitable for people with moderate to severe autism, profound and multiple learning difficulties, cerebral palsy, brain injuries, and other physical, social, and communication difficulties.

What exactly will I get when I buy Cosmo? (What’s in each kit?)

Depending on the package, in the box you will find 4 or 6 Cosmoids, USB charger cables, a charging port with international plug adapters, and Velcro for attaching the Cosmoids to a variety of surfaces.  Then you just need to download the free Cosmo app from the app store onto your iPad, an you’re ready to go!

How do I charge the Cosmoids?

Plug the Cosmoids into the charging port using the USB charging cables. You can charge all 6 at the same time. The Cosmoids take around 2-4 hours to charge and will glow red while charging. They glow green when they are fully charged.

How long is the battery life?

A 2-4 hour charge will keep the Cosmoids going for around a week of normal usage (2 to 3 hours a day)

Are the Cosmoids wireless?

Yes, the cosmoids are completely wireless and connect with the iPad using Bluetooth. The range of the cosmoids is around 15 – 20 metres.

How robust are the Cosmoids?

We know that SEN equipment must be built to last, so we have made cosmoids very sturdy.
We recommend that you don’t use them with your feet though 🙂

Is there a warranty?

Yes, all Cosmoids are covered by a 12 month limited warranty. Find out more about our policies here

Can I use the Cosmoids with a variety of programs and software?

Our single Cosmoid device will be launched in 2018 and for use as a sensitive and ergonomic accessibility controller. Single Cosmoids can connect with dozens of online games and applications such as Skype and Google Calendar, giving access to people with limited motor or cognitive abilities, and providing light notifications.

Can I track progress using Cosmo?

Getting there! in autumn 2018 we’ll be launching the data analytics feature of Cosmo. The app will be able to present you with data on your students’ physical and cognitive development, including sequencing, reaction time, logocal reasoning.

What is the educational value of each activity?

Cosmo’s multisensory activities focus on skill-based, functional and national curriculum compatible goals, to help students in tasks of everyday living. Cosmo’s activities motivate learners to develop motor, cognitive, and communication skills using meaningful sound, light, colour and musical interactions. For more detailed information on the educational value of each Cosmo activity, please see the User Guide.

BETT AWARDS 2017

Cosmo selected as winner of ICT Special Education Needs solution

cosmo versions

Cosmo Explore

Ideal for families & home users
4 Cosmoid devices, charger, velcro pads
8 Cosmo activities for the iPad
Explore Cosmo with 4 devices, 8 diverse teacher-designed activities and regularly updated lesson plans and sensory stories. Ideal for families, nurseries and kindergartens.
Included activities: Exploration, Fireworks, Memory activity, Exercise, My voice, Turn taking, Storytelling, Video storytelling 

Cosmo Excel

Ideal for professionals & small organisations
6 Cosmoid devices, charger, velcro pads
14 Cosmo activities for the iPad
Excel with Cosmo. 6 modular and sensory devices and 12 diverse teacher-designed activities.
Ideal for special schools, mainstream schools with students with Special Education Needs and for physical and occupational therapy centres.
Included activities: Exploration, Fireworks, Memory, Exercise, My Voice, Turn Taking, Storytelling, Improvisation, Orchestration, Flappy Cosmonaut, Showdown

Cosmo Exceed

Ideal for larger organisations
6 Cosmoid devices, charger, velcro pads
14 Cosmo activities for the iPad
Excel with Cosmo. 6 modular and sensory devices and 12 diverse teacher-designed activities.
Ideal for special schools, mainstream schools with students with Special Education Needs and for physical and occupational therapy centres.
Included activities: Exploration, Fireworks, Memory, Exercise, My Voice, Turn Taking, Storytelling, Improvisation, Orchestration, Flappy Cosmonaut, Showdown

Simply download the free Cosmo app from the app store onto your iPad and you’re ready to go.  Download at App Store

Note: iPad extra *

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