The good news is that it has been proven that building repetition in children with autism can boost their learning capacity. Interactive robots are a perfect vehicle for this method. Robots can teach children with autism in a way that is repetitive and predictable, which allows for repeated practice, and ultimately boosts their academic success.
The Importance of Repetition in Academics
In a research paper penned by multiple pioneers in autistic learning, a study shows that “students with autism spectrum disorders may require more time and repetition to learn a new skill or concept and incorporate it into their existing repertoire.”
The solution can be found simply in allowing more time to build repetition routines to help them reinforce learned skills to their existing repertoire.
Educators can supplement their teaching with interactive Robot assistive technology for Autism that can engage in a systematic practice of concepts they are exposed to in the classroom.
Consistent Positive Reinforcement Works Wonders
Consistent positive reinforcement empowers young learners and focuses on encouragement and acknowledgment. Providing necessary amounts of positive reinforcement can be draining and difficult for educators, especially with multiple children in a learning environment.
Interactive robots can be a significant help in this capacity. These robots provide consistent positive reinforcement that can adapt to individual needs without tiring. The added benefit is that children with autism often respond more to robots than humans.
Learning in a Safe Environment
Educators and parents both have a common goal in ensuring that their children receive balanced learning in a safe environment. Interactive robots can produce a safe and non-judgmental environment for children with autism.
Through positive reinforcement and repetition, children learn new concepts without struggling to navigate subtle nuances in human-human interactions.