Milo the robot is designed to be interesting and approachable for learners with ASD. He can walk, talk and even model human facial expressions. Milo never gets frustrated or tired. He consistently delivers lessons in a way that learners with ASD respond to. This recurring positive experience creates an environment in which learners can learn and thrive. Robots4Autism helps learners improve their social and behavioral skills and gain the confidence they need to succeed academically and socially.
Using the Robots4Autism program, individuals with ASD learn to:
The Robots4Autism lessons are designed to teach social behaviors and emotional identification to learners ages 5-17 who meet the Prerequisite Skills. To determine if the curriculum is appropriate for your child, please read the prerequisite skills needed.
Milo delivers lessons verbally. As he speaks, symbols are displayed on his chest screen that will help your learner better understand what he is saying. Throughout the lessons, Milo will ask your learner to watch four to five second video clips on the student tablet. The videos show learners displaying the skills or behaviors both correctly and incorrectly that Milo is teaching. Your learner will be asked “yes” or “no” questions to determine if the learners in the video are doing the behaviors right or wrong.
It is recommended that your learner work with Milo, along with an educator or therapist, for 30 to 60 minutes at least three times a week. A non-threatening way for learners with ASD to practice their communication and social skills.
Rapid decreases in disruptions and meltdowns; increases in ability to concentrate due to Calm Down modules and acceptance of Milo as a friend.
Increased understanding of human emotions and their meanings creates a willingness to look at humans directly in their face. Creates confidence and willingness to engage in social situations.
Dramatic increases in verbalization and attempts to use language and expand vocabulary.
Changes in behavior and interaction at home and a recognition by parents that things have improved.
Ability to function in school translates into rapid academic progress.
These life-changing benefits often occur after only 1-4 months of interaction with Milo.