Robot helps kids with autism

NEW TOOL IN TREATMENT—Developers Ralph Morin and Carol Erockson display Ricky, a robot that therapists can use for treatment of autism. Children on the autism spectrum find it easier to speak to Ricky than with a person. Courtesy photoAutism represents a spectrum of disorders that range from difficulty with communication to the inability to speak. For the parents of autistic children, treatment choices can be difficult.
Ralph Morin, an 82-year-old Moorpark resident, offers a solution that he say...

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