QT’s responses are always consistent, which is very helpful for Kira to want to pay attention, because she doesn’t get discouraged. For many children with autism, the consistency is very important, to keep up the motivation and engagement.
compared to a human teacher, is that QTrobot doesn’t have bad days or get frustrated, which can happen for human teachers or assistants.
Kira has learnt so much with QTrobot, says Emily, and she sees how the learnings are carrying over to their daily life. In some of the more advanced lessons with QT, we learn about managing emotions when you’re angry, sad or frustrated. Once when Emily was frustrated and Kira saw that, she came to her, saying, “Mom, you should take a break when you’re frustrated, just like QT says, it helps”. Telling about these moments gets Emily emotional, as she sees how much her daughter is learning with the help of QTrobot.
The way she pays attention to QTrobot is different. We wouldn’t get nearly as far with learning just with me as her mom, than what she can with QT
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