Feasibility of using sphero in rehabilitation of children with autism in social skills

Feasibility of using sphero in rehabilitation of children with autism in social and communication skills

Shadan Golestan, Pegah Soleiman, Hadi Moradi

International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR 2017)

 

Abstract

The majority of children with autism face difficulties in social interaction and communication skills. Consequently, in this paper we present a pilot study in which we explored the usability of SpheroTM as a rehabilitation tool for developing social and communication skills. We designed an interactive scenario where children with autism should verbally control the robot and utter voice commands. Our observations show that the children were very interested to interact with the robot in the given framework. They showed surprising behaviors that are promising evidences of effectiveness of using Sphero in rehabilitation of social and communication deficits.

 


 

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