Navigation Links
Kelly the Robot Helps Kids Tackle Autism
Date:5/1/2013

By Amy Norton
HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, May 1 (HealthDay News) -- Using a kid-friendly robot during behavioral therapy sessions may help some children with autism gain better social skills, a preliminary study suggests.

The study, of 19 children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), found that kids tended to do better when their visit with a therapist included a robot "co-therapist." On average, they made bigger gains in social skills such as asking "appropriate" questions, answering questions and making conversational comments.

So-called humanoid robots are already being marketed for this purpose, but there has been little research to back it up.

"Going into this study, we were skeptical," said lead researcher Joshua Diehl, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, who said he has no financial interest in the technology.

"We found that, to our surprise, the kids did better when the robot was added," he said.

There are still plenty of caveats, however, said Diehl, who is presenting his team's findings Saturday at the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) in San Sebastian, Spain.

For one, the study was small. And it's not clear that the results seen in a controlled research setting would be the same in the real world of therapists' offices, according to Diehl.

"I'd say this is not yet ready for prime time," he said.

ASDs are a group of developmental disorders that affect a person's ability to communicate and interact socially. The severity of those effects range widely: Some people have mild problems socializing, but have normal to above-normal intelligence; some people have profound difficulties relating to others, and may have intellectual impairment as well.

Experts have become interested in using technology -- from robots to iPads -- along with standard ASD therapies because it may help bridge some of the communicatio
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Jack Kelly, Founder Of Lazarus House, Has Announced The Release Of His Book, RADICAL RECOVERY: Twelve Recovery Myths - The Addiction Survivor's Guide To The Twelve Steps.
2. As Da Vinci Robot Lawsuits Mount, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Applauds Surgeon’s Call for More Stringent Robotic Surgery Training
3. Da Vinci Robotic Surgery Lawsuit: Parker Waichman LLP Responds to Doctor’s Testimony Alleging Intuitive Surgical’s Robotic Device Contributed to a Man’s Death
4. Medical Robotic Systems Market - New Market Research Report Published by Transparency Market Research
5. New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer David Perecman Urges Surgical Patients to Question Use of da Vinci System Surgical Robot
6. Northern Westchester Hospital Surgeon Reaches New Single-Incision Robot-Assisted Gallbladder Removal Surgery Milestone
7. Technique finds software bugs in surgical robots and helps developers fix flaws, ensure safety
8. Da Vinci Robotic Surgery Lawyers at Wright & Schulte LLC Disturbed by Allegations of Aggressive Marketing Tactics in Pending Da Vinci Robotic Surgery Lawsuit
9. Top Surgeons to Convene for SAGES 2013 Conference to Feature Breakthroughs in Gastrointestinal, Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery
10. As Da Vinci Surgery Robot Lawsuits Mount, Marketing Claims Questioned in Wake of New Study, Alonso Krangle LLP Comments
11. Texas physician breaks ground in robotic cervical surgery
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Kelly the Robot Helps Kids Tackle Autism
(Date:9/18/2014)... Study after study has proven it true: exercise is ... Pennsylvania scientists suggests that exercise may have an added ... performed in a mouse model of melanoma, found that ... alone. , Joseph Libonati, an associate professor in ... of Innovative and Translational Nursing Research, was the senior ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 TayganPoint ... announced today that President and co-founder John Cassimatis ... Innovation Award Winners for 2014, recognizing the region’s ... as an emerging executive of the year. , ... and life sciences that continue to shape the ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... Ben Quirk, CEO of Quirk Healthcare ... Award by the Savannah Science Seminar in recognition for ... the nation and especially in Savannah. , “I am ... “The Savannah Science Seminar is an amazing program that ... have gone through the program,” he added. Eleventh graders ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... A group of international scientists have developed a new ... here . , The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)-led ... Tropical Diseases , describes the use of fecal samples ... have been exposed to the virus. This represents a ... can potentially change the way Ebola virus is studied ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... 18, 2014) The National Institutes of Health (NIH) ... four-year, $1.3 million grant to the Los Angeles Biomedical ... and development of a vaccine to protect patients from ... Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). , The National Institute ... awarded the grant to LA BioMed infectious disease specialists ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Exercise boosts tumor-fighting ability of chemotherapy, Penn team finds 2Health News:TayganPoint Executive Receives Prestigious Award from Philadelphia Business Journal 2Health News:Quirk Awarded the Alex Ormond, Jr. Leadership Award by the Savannah Science Seminar 2Health News:Research yields a game changer for improving understanding of Ebola and great apes 2Health News:Research yields a game changer for improving understanding of Ebola and great apes 3Health News:LA BioMed receives NIH grant to study vaccine for hospital-acquired infections 2
... Bottom Line Results by Bringing Previously Unmanaged Areas of Spending ... N.C., June 18 SciQuest , Inc., ... Cincinnati Children,s Hospital Medical Center and ... are among the many well-known organizations that are radically reducing ...
... other warm weather ailments , , SAN ANTONIO, June 18 ... to help pet owners provide a lifetime of care for their ... aware this summer about the dangers of heat exposure. Pet emergency ... the summer months. Dogs and cats of all breeds are sensitive ...
... Practices as First Step in Cancer Care Reform , ... Davis (D-AL), Steve Israel (D-NY) and Mary Jo Kilroy (D-OH) ... Act of 2009. H.R. 2872 is a bill ... & Medicaid Services (CMS) to implement the Quality Cancer ...
... with 30% drop in hours spent together, report finds , ... parents are now spending more hours huddled alone around computer ... time families spend together. , That,s according to a new ... as group has fallen by nearly a third between 2005 ...
... a global leader in food safety and sanitation solutions, ... is safer to store, handle, and use than products ... formulated with generally recognized as safe (GRAS) ingredients, Chemstar ... Commitment(TM) to create products that are environmentally friendly. ...
... scientists are among a multinational collaborative group to have ... European Union. The research will focus on ... common to all solid tumours. Hypoxia causes a ... resistant to radiotherapy and most forms of chemotherapy; as ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Healthcare Organizations Rely on SciQuest To Optimize Supply Chains and Generate Savings 2Health News:Healthcare Organizations Rely on SciQuest To Optimize Supply Chains and Generate Savings 3Health News:Healthcare Organizations Rely on SciQuest To Optimize Supply Chains and Generate Savings 4Health News:Healthcare Organizations Rely on SciQuest To Optimize Supply Chains and Generate Savings 5Health News:Protect Your Pets During the Dog (and Cat) Days of Summer 2Health News:Protect Your Pets During the Dog (and Cat) Days of Summer 3Health News:House Bill to Provide Cancer Patients With Solution for Quality Cancer Care Within an Equitable Medicare Model 2Health News:House Bill to Provide Cancer Patients With Solution for Quality Cancer Care Within an Equitable Medicare Model 3Health News:House Bill to Provide Cancer Patients With Solution for Quality Cancer Care Within an Equitable Medicare Model 4Health News:Surging Internet Use Cutting Into Family Time 2Health News:Surging Internet Use Cutting Into Family Time 3Health News:$16.8 million study will breathe new life into cancer battle 2
(Date:9/18/2014)... , September 18, 2014 ... Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/f9nkkh/sugar_alcohols ) has announced the addition ... Business Report"  report to their offering.  ... analyzes the worldwide markets for Sugar Alcohols ... Segments: Food & Confectionery, Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Oral-Care ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... , Sept. 18, 2014   MacPractice,s MacPractice ... Edition Complete EHR certification, which designates that the software ... Stage 1 and Stage 2 Meaningful Use measures required ... Reinvestment Act (ARRA).  MacPractice MD MU version 5.0 was ... , an Office of the National Coordinator-Authorized Certification Body ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... Texas , Sept. 18, 2014  Casen Buswell has ... and muscles to harden.  His case is one of only ... the world.  The only hospital in the United ... the world, offering treatment with the dual wave-length laser, is ... San Antonio . Using a laser available in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Sugar Alcohols - Global Strategic Business Report 201 2Sugar Alcohols - Global Strategic Business Report 201 3MacPractice MD MU Achieves ONC HIT 2014 Edition Complete EHR Certification from ICSA Labs 2MacPractice MD MU Achieves ONC HIT 2014 Edition Complete EHR Certification from ICSA Labs 3MacPractice MD MU Achieves ONC HIT 2014 Edition Complete EHR Certification from ICSA Labs 4MacPractice MD MU Achieves ONC HIT 2014 Edition Complete EHR Certification from ICSA Labs 5Methodist Children's Hospital In San Antonio, TX Only Hospital In The U.S. Treating Rare Vascular Condition With Dual Wave-Length Laser 2
Used to negotiate tortuous vessels....
BiodivYsio stent with biocompatible coating (phosphorylcholine)...
... The CYPHER Sirolimus-eluting Coronary Stent ... drug, called "sirolimus", a controlled-release ... delivery platform. Upon placement, sirolimus ... and impedes the process of ...
PT wires combine the enhanced durability of a linear elastic nitinol distal core and a highly resilient polymer tip. This provides excellent access in difficult cases involving severe tortuosity, tig...
Medicine Products: