Robot-assisted therapy is a form of treatment that assists in augmenting traditional educational and social skills training for children with autism. It can be viewed as a game-changing method to help individuals with special needs.
A wide variety of robots are unlocking learning potential for children with Autism and can perform various social and behavioral functions to improve the quality of life for individuals with autism.
Not all therapists are familiar with the literature celebrating the benefits of robot-assisted instruction, nor are they sure how to integrate them into their practice, but the systems are quite impressive and intuitive to use. Professionals at MOVIA Robotics are happy to work with educators, families, and facilitators to ensure children with autism and other special needs receive differentiated and tailored instruction through their RAI systems!
One of the main goals of robot-assisted therapy is to teach special needs individuals how to navigate social interactions. Research has shown that individuals with autism respond well to learning social skills.
The robots become a part of the family and broader social circles; robots have been shown to help kids feel more comfortable engaging socially with others, rather than simply serving as a crutch or replacing relationships with actual people. Robots can even be utilized in small group settings where children with autism and other peers can learn and play together.