During the last decade, there has been an increased interest in research on the use of social robots in education, both in typical education as well as in special education. Despite the demonstrated advantages of robot-assisted tutoring in typical education and the extensive work on robots in supporting autism therapy-related scenarios, little work has been published on how social robots may support children with Learning Disabilities (LD). The purpose of this paper is to present a comprehensive experimental protocol where a social robot is directly involved in specially designed intervention strategies. These strategies are designed to address reading comprehension and other learning skills through child-robot interaction, aiming at improving the academic performance of the children diagnosed with learning disabilities.
E. Karageorgiou, E. Kourampa, A.-T. Papanikolaou, C. Lytridis, G. A. Papakostas, V. G. Kaburlasos, P. Kechayas, E. Avramidou, “Development of educational scenarios for child-robot interaction: The case of learning disabilities”, 12th International Conference on Robotics in Education (RiE), Bratislava, Slovakia, 28 – 30 April 2021.