The Importance Of Repetition In Academics

Neurodiverse students and neurotypical students are both alike in that they benefit from repeated exposure and practice; repetition solidifies learned concepts. 

Educators build repetitive practice when they teach new concepts. Nowadays, multiplication concepts are not simply taught rotely, through multiplication tables and memorization, but students have multiple exposures using manipulative tools, charts, visual aids, partner games, algorithms, and so on. With time, repetition, and multiple exposures children learn and understand multiplication concepts. In this sense, children with autism are the same as their peers. 

Consistent Positive Reinforcement Works Wonders

Consistent positive reinforcement empowers young learners and focuses on encouragement and acknowledgment. Providing necessary amounts of positive reinforcement can be draining and difficult for educators, especially with multiple children in a learning environment. Interactive robots from can be a significant help in this capacity.

These robots provide consistent positive reinforcement that can adapt to individual needs without tiring. The added benefit is that children with autism often respond more to robots than humans.  Interactive robots are the perfect vehicle to guide enhanced assisted learning. Robots for kids with autism can open up new pathways to learning and reinforce daily living skills, academics, and social-emotional learning.

Learning in a Safe Environment

Educators and parents both have a common goal in ensuring that their children receive balanced learning in a safe environment. Interactive robots can produce a safe and non-judgmental environment for children with autism. 

Through positive reinforcement and repetition, children learn new concepts without struggling to navigate subtle nuances in human-human interactions.

Not only do robots provide a “cool factor” for young children, but they also appropriately respond to all children with special needs in a universal language they can understand.