Helping learners with autism through innovative technology - Bridge College use case of QTrobot

Helping learners with autism through innovative technology - Bridge College use case of QTrobot

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With their integration of the QTrobot, Bridge College is one of the winners of the Natspec Awards 2021, for helping learners with autism through innovative technology.

Bridge College is a part of Together Trust who offer personalised support and education for students with different levels of learning difficulties, disabilities, complex health needs or autism, aged 16-25 years. Bridge College introduced the humanoid social QTrobot as an additional method to their teaching in early 2021.

Aimed furthermost towards learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), QTrobot has helped to enhance social interactions, communication skills, levels of engagements and the mental wellbeing of the students. The staff have already seen immediate impact of the sessions with QTrobot, in how the students engage. Overall, students have responded very well, during the one weekly robot session they have had. Students had less need for support and less stimming.

In this video you meet both staff and a student at Bridge College. With the study sessions with QTrobot, staff at Bridge college tell that one of their students has shown great progress, been focused and actively listening, and has been able to be engaged in the activities over a long time. This student would struggle to engage in normal face-to-face interactions, but with the robot he has been doing over 20-minute-long sessions, listening and engaging with the QTrobot. This kind of engagement the support worker had never seen happening before.

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