Floreo Blog

Floreo | VR learning tools to help individuals with autism | We are leveraging the power of Virtual Reality to develop social and communication tools for individuals with autism spectrum distorder.

November 23, 2021

We are thankful for our teachers: special offer enclosed

During this season of gratitude, we wanted to be sure to express to our beloved friends, loyal supporters, and of course our valued customers just how much you mean to us. Whether it is encouraging a teacher or clinician in your life to subscribe, following and interacting with our posts on social media, or just reaching out with a kind word, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Your support enables us to continue to build new, exciting, evidence-based content and expand our partnerships as we continue to grow.

We know this year has been one for the record books, and as a thank you to all teachers who are on the frontlines, we're offering a limited time subscription opportunity. For just $350, we will provide a six month, software-only subscription to Floreo that you can use with up to 4 Learners. This opportunity is only available for individual teachers: if you're interested in district-wide pricing, please email us at info@floreotech.com to get personalized pricing from a member of our team.

And, PS, DonorsChoose is running a promotion for Giving Tuesday. Submit your project to DonorsChoose before Giving Tuesday and starting at 7 am ET on November 30, 2021, they will be matching all donations by at least 50%. If you send us the link to your DonorsChoose project once it is live, we'll share it with our network as well.

Help your favorite teacher get Floreo by sending this post to them!

Read More
November 17, 2021

Stay in shape over the holidays with Floreo's classroom lessons!

As we head into the holiday season and all the (hopefully fun!) chaos that entails, help keep your Learner classroom ready by playing Floreo! Our School Social lessons offer opportunities to practice interactions in the classroom and school cafeteria, so your Learner won't miss a beat when they head back to in-person school. Work on small talk, joining a conversation, introducing peers to one another, and even practice recognizing and responding to bullying in a safe, repeatable school environment. Our lessons can help set your Learner up for success in a school setting.

It is a great time to start talking about how Floreo can fit into your 2022 plans. Contact us to speak with a member of our team about the needs of your school district or therapy practice and how we can work with you to benefit your students, clients, and community!

Read More
November 05, 2021

Can you spot any of the hidden Floreo "Easter eggs"?

Our team is always working on ways to enhance and improve the Floreo experience. Our Art Director, Meredith Gammon, is known for adding "Easter eggs" to many Floreo scenes -- look closely and you'll see books and grocery store items named after Floreo team members, the Floreo logo hidden in different spots, and tons more!

You may be familiar with our Gestures series of lessons which help the Learner to practice gestural communication in a playground scene. Meredith recently added a fun new character to the Gestures series: an adorable Zebra. Can you find him with your Learner? Let us know where you spot him or if you've noticed any other Easter eggs in any other scenes!

And stay tuned, we have a new content release coming soon. We can't wait to announce it!

Read More
October 28, 2021

How do you choose lessons for your Learner?

If you haven't already checked it out, we have built a recommendations tool into Floreo. Each time a Coach creates a new Learner, they are asked to fill out a questionnaire about that Learner. The tool takes into consideration things like the Learner's age, verbal level, diagnoses, and more to suggest the lessons that we think are more applicable to your Learner. This can help make it as easy as possible to find the lessons you want to work on with your Learner.

Of course you can always use the new search function or scroll through the entire lesson library to find the lessons that match up with the goals you want to work on with your Learner! Or, look for the "more like this" section or the "sample IEP objectives" that are associated with each leaning card to help you decide.

What is your favorite way to choose lessons for your Learner?

Read More
October 13, 2021

Get ready for Halloween with Floreo!

Are you getting into the fall spirit as things start to cool down in many places around the US? If your Learner will be participating in Trick-or-Treating this Halloween, get them prepared for the experience by playing our Trick-or-Treat lesson. Your Learner can practice a routine to understand what to expect when Trick-or-Treating, as well as social skills like remembering to say "Please" and "Thank you" when requesting candy.

To make things extra fun, have your Learner dress up in their favorite costume and have the Coach place a piece of real candy in their hand or bag during the lesson. Floreo character Emma is dressed up in a booooo-ti-ful costume too!

Find the Trick-or-Treat lesson in the Community & Daily Living or the Infrequent Events skill categories. Or read more about it and all of the lessons in our library. We would love to hear how it helped your Learner!

Read More
October 07, 2021

How has Floreo been helpful for you so far?

We have been hearing wonderful things about how Floreo has been helpful already as folks settle into this new school year. From using Emotional Regulation lessons as a station in the classroom to working on IEP goals like responding to greetings or joining a conversation, Floreo's lesson library is being heavily used in both clinical and classroom settings.

And, don't forget that Floreo is a great tool for remote learning or telehealth too! Clients and students can continue Floreo use with a Coach in a different location in the event of quarantine or school/clinic closure. We would love to talk to you about implementing in your school district or practice. It's a great time to start subscribing!

Read More
September 30, 2021

Just released: The Floreo Grocery Store!

For most of this year, our talented team of clinicians, artists, and engineers has been hard at work on developing the Floreo Grocery Store. As you can probably imagine, there are a ton of important details that go into creating something so expansive!

We have started this suite of lessons with our brand new Orienting to the Grocery Store lesson. We are hard at work on more in the grocery store suite, including expansion into other skill categories like Flexibility and Impulse Control.

The Floreo Grocery Store has been a top customer request for some time and we are excited to see it come to life! We can't wait to hear what you think. And don't forget to suggest lessons you would like to see us build next! You may just see them in an upcoming release.

Read More
September 22, 2021

Have you checked out the Floreo lesson library lately?

We know things are still very up in the air! If you find yourself in a telehealth or remote learning situation, remember that the benefits of Floreo can be fully deployed in a remote setting. If your organization is looking for a remote or hybrid solution, we would be a great fit! Or, if you are back to in-person therapy or education, Floreo can be a fun and engaging way to help your Learners work on social, communication, behavioral, and life skills.

From working on joint attention related skills to practicing a routine to safely cross the street or practicing complex interactions like recognizing and responding to bullying situations (and everything in between!) there's something for everyone in our lesson library. We would love to talk with you about implementing Floreo in your school, district or practice.  

Read More