Lego: Building Better Social Connections and STEM Skils

Sunny Bui

Supervisor: Dr. Sally Lindsay

Institution: University of Toronto

Description: Children with autism and other developmental disorders often have really specific interests that make it hard for them to relate with other kids, but everyone agrees that robots are cool. This study will look to see if the interest that children with Autism have for developing robots (and by extension science in general) can facilitate a bridge for them to better communicate with other people.