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Assist for Autism and Special Needs for Nao

The Autism solution for children is a ground-breaking program which has delivered highly effective teaching and learning for children with special educational needs.  Built by the developers of the original AskNAO suite it assists the teacher by allowing NAO to be a friend to the student, engaging them in a powerful way, creating joy and helping them make great strides in learning. 

Because NAO is non-threatening, predictable and controlled the child engages more readily and is motivated to learn.  Teaching staff can also video the interactions via NAO's onboard cameras and then use this for evaluation and training.

The Assist package includes a tiered level of products. The base product is preconfigured software whilst the higher tiers include a subscription to our CMS for the creation of custom content such as children’s stories, card sets for card games with Nao, music and songs for Nao to dance to and exercise routines.*


Assist Basic subscription (No CMS) includes:

- Assist Interface

- Guess sports

- How do I feel

- Animal card game

- Touch my head

- Colour hunter

- Assist song launcher

- Pinocchio/Red riding hood

- Follow me


Assist Silver subscription includes:

All the benefits of the assist basic subscription, plus:

- CMS Sync

- Read with Nao

- Exercise with Nao (default exercise)

- Can you find (default card sets)

Individual Gold modules such as CMS Song Creation can be purchased separately for an additional monthly cost.


Assist Gold subscription includes:

All the benefits of the assist basic and assist silver subscription, plus:

- CMS Songs Creation

- CMS Card set Creation

- CMS Sensory Stories


For more information about this great support program and to find out how you can purchase a NAO robot for your school, please click here or contact our education team on 01326 379 497 or via email.


Other Nao software:

Nao Controller: Tablet based Nao management application, allowing basic control of:

  • Application Launching
  • Speech
  • Movement

For more information on Assist for Autism for schools please contact us.

 NAO Lesson Click Through


*Once content has been synchronised with the robot no internet connection is needed to run Assist for Autism and Special Needs. A local wifi connection is needed. Assist supports iPads, Android Tablets and Windows PCs (chrome browsers). Story illustrations and game interfaces can be displayed on any device with a JavaScript enabled web browser, which can include interactive large screens and interactive projects/whiteboards. We have found Chrome gives the best results but Firefox and Safari also work well.


NAO has created an exciting way for us to engage students. We have seen students motivated to learn, gaining hand-on experience of applying scientific theory to practice. In particular, the opportunity for NAO to raise aspirations and achievements in students, especially those with special educational needs is fantastic! We are really impressed with the responses and results across the school.

Kristien Carrington, Deputy Head
Sir James Smith's Community School

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