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Robots as Tools to Help Children with ASD to Identify Emotions

on Oct 6, 2016 7:00:00 PM By Robots 4 Autism | 0 Comments | Research
Sandra Costa, Department of Electronic Engineering, Algoritmi Research Centre, University of Minho, Portugal Research on human-robot interaction has demonstrated that robots improve the response level, involvement and interest in children with ASD and promote new social behaviours. One important remark is that this kind of research does not intend to replace the work performed by professionals with children with ASD, but to provide a complementary tool. In Robotica-Autismo project, a humanoid robot with the capability of displaying facial expressions is intended to be used as a tool to promote social interaction, communication and mainly emotion labeling. Download the Study
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Technology-Aided Instruction is Now Classified as One of the 27 Intervention Practices for Children with Autism

on Oct 6, 2016 7:00:00 PM By Robots 4 Autism | 0 Comments | Research
Pamela R Rollins, MS, EdD, CCC/SLP; and Michelle Neilon McFarlin, MS, CCC/SLP The past decade has seen a surge in the use of technology to accelerate progress and support professionals and caregivers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Technology-Aided Instruction is now classified as one of the 27 intervention practices that have sound scientific evidence for increasing social skills in children with ASD. Recently, humanoid robots have been developed to fulfill a variety of human-like functions, creating the possibility of being a co-therapist to improve social skills in children with ASD. While research into robot-assisted intervention is in its infancy, early findings suggest social robotics to be a promising intervention practice for teaching social skills to children with ASD. Download the Study
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Realistic Humanlike Robots for Treatment of ASD, Social Training, and Research; Shown to Appeal to Youths with ASD, Cause Physiological Arousal, and Increase Human-to-Human Social Engagement

on Oct 6, 2016 7:00:00 PM By Robots 4 Autism | 0 Comments | Research
David Hanson, Ph.D., et. al. This paper describes results from preliminary psychology experiments, which indicate that people (both children and adults) with autism or ASD accept realistic human-like robots, are not afraid of such robots, find such robots appealing and engaging, and may be more likely to increase social awareness as a result of interacting with such robots. Download the Study
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Innovative Technology to Facilitate Social Intelligence in Autism Spectrum Disorders

on Oct 6, 2016 7:00:00 PM By Robots 4 Autism | 0 Comments | Research
Fred Margolin & Pamela R. Rollins, MS Ed.D. ccc-slp Social skills intervention for children with ASD needs to focus on improving Theory of Mind skills to help with the understanding of emotions, relevant social cues, perspectives and appropriate responses. In addition it is helpful if the intervention facilitates coherence providing multiple ways for the child to gain meaning about the social situation. Social narratives and video modeling are two evidenced based practices that facilitate social understanding and coherence. Social narratives describe social situations highlighting the relevant social cues, perspectives, and common responses. Video modeling is a Technology-Aided Instruction that uses short video to provide a visual model of the targeted social skills. Implementing these interventions in combination through humanoid robot technology can have several advantages over human to human communication when facilitating Theory of Mind and social skill. Download the Study
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