WOZ Teacher's Aide Software

Configurable and Flexible Software

Robot-Assisted Instruction

The WOZ Teacher’s Aide software is easy to use and includes everything you need to provide fun and effective training. The robot leads the student through games and activities, which are designed to provide fundamental skills training using evidence-based techniques. The software supports interactions and engagement, ensuring simple, consistent lesson delivery in a turnkey solution.

WOZ is highly configurable, providing for individualized lessons tuned to each child's unique needs. The software is compatible with a variety of humanoid robots, including NAO, iPal, Misty II, and Kebbi, each providing an appealing and nonthreatening platform for social interaction and instruction.

Robot-Assisted Instruction

Each lesson can be customized to meet the cognitive level as well as the participation level of the child. To ensure that the software is easy to use, it has been designed in collaboration with teachers, therapists, and parents.

WOZ enables robots to interact with and engage children with special needs, particularly Autism, as well as typically developing children. The WOZ Teacher’s Aide system ensures simple, consistent lesson delivery in a turnkey solution.

The system provides a base for interaction, communication, and collaboration, offering activities that promote social and cognitive engagement. Using evidence-based prompting, and dynamic instructional design, it facilitates a positive learning environment, leading children to mastery.

Curriculum & Content

The curriculum is designed to give a well-rounded and aligned capability to the teachers and therapists serving the special needs community. The system is able to provide training and practice in verbal and non-verbal skills embedded within social contexts, promoting engagement in both social and educational environments. Lessons focus on Activities for Daily Living, Learning Readiness, Social-Emotional Learning, and Academics.

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Developed by, and in collaboration with, teachers, therapists, and researchers, the curriculum offers an expertly crafted program of study.

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