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Milo Social Skills Therapy


What’s better than social skills therapy with a Rocky Bay therapist? Social skills therapy with a talking, singing and dancing robot!

Introducing Milo, the humanoid therapist that will transform the way your child is able to learn, practise and apply social skills in their daily life. Imagine the possibilities of a life where your child is confident, in control and capable. 

Milo, and the evidence-based curriculum behind him, is perfect for children living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), or any diagnosis that impacts their social skills.

So why use a robot?

Milo provides the consistency that children with ASD crave. Even the most poker-faced human therapist can have an off day. Milo however:

  • Never gets tired
  • Never gets frustrated
  • Uses consistent tone and volume
  • Helps children learn to navigate awkward interactions
  • Expresses a full range of emotion for learning.
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  • Aspergers
  • Attention Deficit (Hyperactive) Disorder
  • Autism/PDD
  • Brain Injury (Acquired)
  • Cornelia de Lange Syndrome
  • Developmental Delay (0-8 years only)
  • Down Syndrome
  • Ehlers Danlos Syndrome
  • Epilepsy
  • Fragile X Syndrome
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Lennox Gastaut Syndrome
  • Microcephaly
  • Obessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Psychiatric Disability
  • Rett Syndrome
  • Seckel Syndrome
  • Speech Impairment
  • Tuberous Sclerosis CompleX
  • Williams Syndrome

Benefits of using Milo for kids with Autism
  • Milo is highly engaging, fun and motivating which makes him an effective tool in teaching social skills to children
  • By developing greater social awareness, children learn to make sense of their interactions with others which often helps to reduce their social anxieties
  • Children learn to recognise when they are feeling upset and develop a range of “calm down” techniques provided by Milo
  • With improved social understanding and communication skills, students become more confident and capable of navigating social situations.
Program Structure

For eligible customers, Milo Social Skills Therapy takes place over 12 sessions:

  • Pre-intervention assessment with a therapist
  • 10 x intervention sessions (weekly)
  • Post intervention assessment with a therapist.

At the end of the program, you will receive an intervention treatment summary and outcomes report. The report will detail the skills and knowledge learnt, and provide resources and strategies to continue learning at home.

Jade was never overly enthusiastic about going to speech, but she was more than delighted to spend time with Milo.

– KERRY (mum of Milo participant)


What is Milo Social Skills Therapy?

Milo Social Skills Therapy is program of therapy sessions conducted with a humanoid robot, called Milo. Milo, programed with an evidence-based curriculum, talks, sings and dances his way through each session, and helps children, particularly those with ASD.

Who is it for?

Milo Social Skills Therapy is best suited to children with ASD, or any diagnosis that impacts their ability to communicate emotions effectively, and socialise with others. Milo teaches children how to manage and express emotions successfully, while remaining consistent in the delivery of the lessons.

Where is it held?

Milo Social Skills can be conducted at the following Rocky Bay hubs;

  • Cockburn
  • Gosnells
  • Rockingham
  • Duncraig
  • Mandurah
  • Ascot
  • Geraldton

Final program locations will be subject to registration numbers.

Are group sessions available?

Yes, Milo Social Skills Therapy can be conduct with small groups of 2-3 children, but is dependent on compatibility between participants and also suitability for each child of the course itself. A pre-program assessment is used to determine compatibility and suitability.

What does it cost?

Milo Social Skills Therapy package costs $3200.00 for twelve sessions, and includes a post intervention treatment summary and outcomes report. Should a child complete the pre-intervention assessment and not continue with the full program, a $582 fees applies. At the completion of the pre-intervention assessment, you will receive a written skills assessment report, including resources and strategies to continue learning at home.

What funding is available?

You can access services if you have an NDIS plan, Disability Services Commission funding, Medicare or if you want to fund your own services. We can also support you through the planning process if you do not have a plan already. Pricing also includes assessment, case notes and a report at the conclusion of the group.


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