Consider robots that assist children with autism in learning social skills. Software that allows deaf students to have a more fluid and participatory learning experience. Data analysis to establish the most effective approaches for detecting dyslexia.
These artificial intelligence-based solutions attempt to improve the detection, teaching, and assistance of people with learning difficulties. Some have already been implemented in schools, while others are still in the research stage.
Social robots, which are designed to interact with humans, can assist students of all abilities, including those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, hearing impairments, Down syndrome, and autism, in learning social and educational skills.
Because of their overwhelming numbers, children on the autism spectrum require special attention. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every 54 children is diagnosed with autism.
Robots have been shown to increase scholastic and social abilities in studies, but more research is needed to figure out how to make these gains stick and translate to the real world.
What role does artificial intelligence play in this? Technology has progressed, but so has research into how perceptions are created, how individuals may infer feelings and thoughts from one another, and what constitutes emotional intelligence. These discoveries can be turned into algorithms that allow robots to understand speech, gestures, and complicated verbal and nonverbal clues, as well as learn from their mistakes.
The ability of A.I. to recognise patterns in massive volumes of data to better diagnose and classify particular disabilities is a fundamental use of technology in special education.
Take, for example, dyslexia. Reading difficulties are common in people with the disorder because they have issues connecting the letters and words on the page to the sounds they represent. By 2020, 47 states will have mandated that pupils be tested for dyslexia in early elementary school. However, there is no tool expressly intended for this, and dyslexia is frequently misdiagnosed – or altogether missing.