OWENSBORO, KENTUCKY – In October, Wendell Foster will be introducing “Milo”, a robot which can talk, walk and even model human facial expressions, into speech and occupational therapy sessions for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
“Currently, Wendell Foster is the only facility in the state of Kentucky to incorporate the Robots4Autism curriculum into their outpatient therapy program,” say Sandy Hayden, Vice President of Outpatient Services at Wendell Foster. Hayden added, “Milo the robot is designed to be interesting and approachable for children with ASD. Milo never gets frustrated or tired. He consistently delivers lessons in a way that children respond to. This recurring positive experience creates an environment in which school age children can learn and thrive. Milo will initially be used by 13 outpatients each week.”
Robots4Autism’s “Milo” robot is programmed with over 100 lessons to help with calm down, conversation building skills, emotional understanding, situational lessons like play dates and birthday parties, games, social and behavioral skills to gain the confidence they need to succeed academically and socially.
For information about Milo and other services provided by Wendell Foster, call 270-683-4517. Additional information about Milo can also be found at https://robots4autism.com/milo/.