St. Clair College using technology to help students gain independence

 St. Clair College using technology to help students gain independence

Windsor, Ont. –


Temi Robots is breaking down academic and social barriers for students in “The Community Integration Through Cooperative Education (CICE) program.


“Here at the college it can be very intimidating and so I think the idea of having a robot with them it does give them a sense of security,” says Stephanie De Francheschi, a faculty member in the CICE program.


“So it’s this whole other element besides academics that’s coming into the socialization for the students.”


Students with developmental disabilities or significant learning challenges are provided with a robot and an opportunity to develop life skills and earn their post-secondary education.


“They are beyond excited. They love using them,” says De Francheschi.


Inside the classroom, the robot can help students with assignments and presentations.


“I’m able to sequence the presentation onto the robot and…

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