Dezvoltarea abilităților de comunicare eficientă cu ajutorul robotului Ozobot Evo în contextul TSA

Dezvoltarea abilităților de comunicare eficientă cu ajutorul robotului Ozobot Evo în contextul TSA

The development of efficient communication abilities by using OZOBOT robot in ASD context

Dorina Anca TALAȘ

This paper presents the impact of robots in education and language therapy. The first part of the paper presents the results of research in which educational robots have been used in the instructional-educational process and some reference studies in which different robots have been tested in speech and language therapy. The second part of the paper presents the Ozobot Evo robot, the OzoBlockly app, the Evo by Ozobot app and the Ozobot Classroom platform. The last part of the paper presents the results of using the Ozobot Evo robot in therapy for a first grade student diagnosed with ASD (developing effective communication skills, increasing motivation, improving task solving time and problem solving) and some examples of activities that can be organized in language therapy sessions. The findings highlight the impact of using educational robots in achieving the proposed goals in therapy.

Keywords: robots, Ozobot Evo, language and communication, apps, ASD


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Dezvoltarea limbajului expresiv în contextual TSA- Studiu de caz

Dezvoltarea limbajului expresiv în contextual TSA – Studiu de caz

Expressive language development in ASD context- Case Study

Valentina-Georgica POPONETE
Abstract This paper aims to highlight a way of approach for a child with ASD in the field of speech therapy alone, despite the unfavorable forecast (prognosis). The structure of the paper consists of two main parts: a theoretical one regarding the diagnosis and its involvement in the field of language development, and in the second part will be presented a case study carried out over a period of 6 months and with possible future opportunities progress. It is well known that most children with ADS have major language deficiencies coupled with their lack of social skills which worsens (accentuates) the course of further development and, therefore, early intervention can substantially reduce their disabilities. But, in this case study, it is presented a thirteen-year-old boy with ADS and its total absence (lack) of expressive language although the receptive language is at a pretty good level. The main goal of the program was to develop, somehow, (at first hand) first of all, a phonological basis in order to establish a pragmatic (functional) verbal communication. It is known that children with ADS are quite difficult to engage in activities that require focused attention and proper response to multiple requests and what was really remarkable and quite unusual, in the same time, is his full cooperation that led to significant results that will help him in the future.

Keywords: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), language development, intervention, expressive language disorder

DOI: 10.26744/rrttlc.2021.7.2.08

Published on line: 31/10/2021


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