Teaching environment mediated by robot-assisted autism therapy (RAAT) to improve soft skills

Federica Doronzo, Giuliana Nardacchione, Guendalina Peconio
2021 Workshop on Technology Enhanced Learning Environments for Blended Education  
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental condition. It is characterized by inability to acquire social skills, repetitive behaviours and failure of speech and nonverbal communication development [1] . Technology application, in educational background, has the potentiality to adapt teaching tools to the brain functioning of students with ASD, it allows to gain some new competences. Over the past several years, Robot-Assisted Autism Therapy (RAAT) has been infiltrating the
more » ... ft skills teaching environment. RAAT conforms itself to Neurodiversity of ASD, so it demonstrates its adequacy for the development of social and relational skills. This reflection review recognises state of the art about new advancements made in demonstrate benefits of RAAT to children with autism. RAAT's benefits discussed by this paper are: (1) increased interaction and spontaneous verbal communication; (2) improvement of relational skills and empathy; (3) willingness to physical proximity. Therefore, we explain the effects of RAAT in children with ASD about improving soft skills.
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