Helping Kids with Autism

Amy Norton | May 1, 2013 | U.S. News & World Report

Autism Robot

Using a kid-friendly robot during behavioral therapy sessions may help some children with autism gain better social skills, a preliminary study at the University of Notre Dame suggests.

The study, of 19 children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), found that kids tended to do better when their visit with a therapist included a robot "co-therapist." On average, they made bigger gains in social skills such as asking "appropriate" questions, answering questions and making conversational comments.

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