The MOVIA RAI system creates an exciting learning experience for the child. The child interacts directly with a robot, while the parent or facilitator oversees each learning session. Each social interaction with the robot is a step, or a building block, for the child who may fear or avoid such social situations with others.
The MOVIA robots are consistent, predictable, and non-judgmental so that the child feels safe and secure in this unique learning environment. The continued predictability builds confidence and comfort, allowing room to learn and practice social skills, as well as acquire academic knowledge. Ultimately these new skills are generalized and are able to be transferred to the child’s daily interactions.
MOVIA’s RAI system not only assists a child in developing social skills but also builds academic knowledge and life skills. MOVIA’s curriculum touches a wide range of knowledge areas and skills, following educational best practices and effective teaching strategies.
MOVIA’s RAI gives children with autism and other special needs the opportunity to learn while feeling comfortable and confident. Learning academic skills and social skills creates a commonality between children in spite of their learning and/or developmental differences. When children have something in common, it helps them to build friendships.
Learning a new skill or concept also gives a child a sense of accomplishment and joy. Every accomplishment, whether big or small, shows the child that they can when too many in the world have told them that they can’t. These confidence-building successes will ultimately bring about improvements in various areas of the child’s life.