Saturday, October 17, 2015
Milo the robot is highly effective at reaching and motivating children with autism who have difficulty interacting with humans or who are uncomfortable practicing and using social skills with people. Anxiety and emotional dysregulation inhibit learning. When children are engaged and comfortable, they’re better able to learn.
Recent research has shown that children working with a therapist and Milo are engaged 70-80% of the time compared to just 3-10% of the time with traditional approaches. Children want to work with Milo again and again which increases their opportunities to learn and their developmental success.