多謝過去這一年中參與機哥伴小星®(RABI®)的家長和學童的支持,令RABI® 團隊獲得「2021 香港資訊及通訊科技獎︰智慧市民獎(智慧教育及學習) – 金獎 」!我們的團隊會繼續努力,服務更加多自閉症譜系學童學習社交技巧!

ICT Smart People (Smart Education and Learning) Gold Award RABI

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中大教育學院及醫學院耳鼻咽喉—頭頸外科學系言語治療科將舉辦【自閉症介入:以社交機械人作替代治療 基本認知課程】,課程包括網上研討會、工作坊和實體訓練。講者包括蘇詠芝教授、李月裳教授和特殊學校團隊,講解自閉症兒童的溝通障礙,並分享社交機械人於治療過程的應用。活動詳情如下:

日期:[網上研討會(只需參加其中一次)]11月22日、12月14日、1月20日、2月19日

   [工作坊(只需參加其中一次)]11月27日、12月18日、1月29日、2月26日、3月26日、4月30日
   [實體訓練(只需參加其中一次)]日子待定(2022年6至7月)

地點:(工作坊及實體訓練)香港中文大學

目標參加者: 香港註冊言語治療師

語言: 廣東話 / 英語

參加費用:免費(報名按金港幣500元,將於完成全部課程後全數退回)

備註:完成整個訓練後,可獲頒修畢證書及HKIST證可的CPD-ST 4.5分。

如有查詢,請聯絡:
劉小姐(香港中文大學)
電郵:evelynlau@cuhk.edu.hk
電話:3943 0851 / 6825 8138

 

HONG KONG, April 22 (Reuters) – A Hong Kong professor has developed an educational programme using role-playing robots to help children with autism improve their social skills, part of an initiative adopted by non-profit groups and schools.

The programme, Robot for Autism Behavioral Intervention (RABI), is designed for people with autism between the ages of 3 and 18, and aims to help them be more social and to resolve issues such as conflicts and bullying.

Catherine So, associate professor of educational psychology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, told Reuters more than 1,200 children have used the programme since its 2015 launch.

“Individuals with autism have low motivation to interact with others, and hypersensitivity to the world around them,” So said. “So we use the social robots to teach them social skills in order to reduce their anxiety.”

The robots engage the children with role-playing and verbal interaction. A typical class involves two small robots acting out social scenarios on a table top, helping the children see the difference between appropriate and unacceptable behaviour such as tantrums or screaming.

Muse Wong, 41, said her 5-year-old daughter has been in the programme for seven months and her social and communicative skills have improved vastly.

“She has started to have some degree of social life”, Wong said.

After interacting with the robots, the children are encouraged to try out their social skills with a human tutor.

More than 20 non-profit groups financed by governments and public schools in Hong Kong and Macau have adopted the programme. So hopes the project will help fight against exclusion.

“We believe RABI can help children with autism improve their social and behavioural skills, and in turn enhance the quality of their life”, she said.

Reporting by Yoyo Chow; Editing by Karishma Singh and Gerry Doyle
Catherine & bots

新網頁!

創立社會企業,始終與創辦人本身做的學術研究有分別。為了反映我們改變服務自閉症學童的方式,我們的網頁也做了個大翻身,今天開張,期盼能夠幫助更多自閉症學童。

我們的新網站叫 star-autism.com:STAR 就是我們社企的公司英文名稱 (Science and Technology for Autism Remediation Limited) 簡稱,而 “autism” 就是自閉症的關鍵詞,協助我們的服務對象搜尋和記憶。

 

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