Come and take a selfie with Milo, the robot for autism and you could WIN a free session!

Debbie Francis Early Intervention Programme (stand 78) is bringing Milo, the robot for autism, to the Tes SEN Show on 5 & 6 October!

Milo is an education tool used for children with ASD. He comes with his own curriculum that has been specially designed to help children on the autism spectrum. Milo helps children with social communication and eye contact as well as preparing them for certain social situations.

By taking a selfie with him at the Tes SEN Show and tagging Debbie Francis Early Intervention Programme on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, you could win a FREE session with him! 

Milo's program contains: 

  • Greetings
  • How to leave a conversation 
  • How to start a conversation 
  • Conversation dynamics 
  • How to host a birthday party 
  • How to be a guest at a birthday party 
  • Emotional understanding 
There are a lot of social cues that we take for granted. Children with autism don’t understand these social cues, and this can lead them to feel isolated and unsure. Milo the robot teaches them these techniques and by learning these technologies it will enhancing their lives for the better. 

How Milo can help autistic children:

1) Rapidly decrease disruptions and meltdowns:
Milo’s Calm Down modules encourage patience and engage students in a non-threatening, friendly manner, reducing meltdowns and time spent out of the classroom or in isolation.

2) Dramatically increase vocabulary comprehension:
Milo’s ASD curriculum was designed by experts to interact with students with varying degrees of communication skills and challenges. Help students anywhere on the spectrum express empathy and advance social skills: Milo’s facial cues guide students through understanding basic and complex emotions, as well as learning how to respond to facial expressions and body language.

3) Improve students’ academic performance and competence:
Special education teacher Dr. Shannon Darst has observed students go from not making eye contact to regularly engaging with peers, educators, and therapists after working with Milo. Their improved social-emotional skills have translated to more time learning and engaging, which has led to better academic performance.

4) Reduce special education costs:
One-on-one instruction is both crucial for students with ASD to succeed and nearly impossible for school districts to afford. Milo allows therapists, teachers, and paras to
provide more frequent, high-quality one-on-one instruction within the bounds of the department’s budget.

Register free now for the Tes SEN Show and visit Milo on stand 78!