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Texas School Adopts robots4autism Curriculum for Students with Autism

Teachers at Gooch Elementary use Milo the facially expressive social robot, coupled with the robots4autism curriculum, to teach social behaviors and emotional identification to students with ASD.
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RoboKind, creator of Milo and robots4autism, today announced its partnership with Tom C. Gooch Elementary School in Dallas, TX, to break down barriers for students with special needs and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The school adopted Milo and the robots4autism curriculum in early April. 

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Teachers at Gooch Elementary use Milo the facially expressive social robot, coupled with the robots4autism curriculum, to teach social behaviors and emotional identification to students with ASD. Lessons include teaching students to calm themselves down when they get overstimulated, how to appropriately greet others, and how to take turns when conversing with another person.

Through the robots4autism curriculum, students learn to tune in on emotions, express empathy, act appropriately in social situations, self-motivate, and reciprocate interactions. Milo and his curriculum have been shown to increase vocabulary and verbalization in students with ASD, as well as enable them to make friends among peers and decrease the frequency of meltdowns.

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