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Behavior is a response to things that are happening: internally - thoughts and feelings and externally - the environment, including others. Below is a list of behaviors that will help guide you to the technology most appropriate to your child's needs.

Functions of Behaviour
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Functions of Behaviour

Indicators and Signs to Observe in Your Child’s Behavior

ADHD Behaviors

  • Short attention span, especially for non-preferred tasks

  • Hyperactivity, which may be physical, verbal, and/or emotional

  • Impulsivity, which may manifest as recklessness

  • Fidgeting or restlessness

  • Disorganization and difficulty prioritizing tasks

  • Poor time management and time blindness

  • Frequent mood swings and emotional dysregulation

  • Forgetfulness and poor working memory

  • Trouble multitasking and executive dysfunction

  • Inability to control anger or frustration

  • Trouble completing tasks and frequent procrastination

  • Distractibility

  • Difficulty awaiting turn

Social Skills Behaviors

  • Taking turns

  • Learning to identify emotions

  • Express empathy

  • Working with another person to accomplish a goal 

  • Regulating emotions

  • Listening when someone is speaking

  • Following directions

  • Respect personal space

  • Maintaining basic personal hygiene

  • Making eye contact

  • Using manners in common situations

  • Acceptance of differences

Autism Behaviors

  • Little or no response engagement attempts

  • Vocabulary is not developing 

  • Difficulty creating and maintaining
    eye contact 

  • A preference for solitude

  • Regression with previously established babbling, speech, or social skills

  • Impaired or delayed language development

  • Trouble empathizing with others’ feelings

  • Difficulty in managing changes to routine 

  • Echolalia – persistently repeating words, phrases, or sounds without meaning 

  • Limited or very specific interests. 

  • Stimming – Repetitive behaviors such as rocking, spinning, or flapping 

  • Extreme sensitivity or sensory input – smells, tastes, sounds, light, and color 

Utilizing Technology
to Enhance and Monitor Child Behavior

"Digital technology has great potential for mental health assessment and treatment, and the improvement of personal mental performance."

Discovering Technological Solutions



A prescription digital therapeutic intended to improve attention function in children with ADHD.


The robot companion is designed to support social, emotional and cognitive development in children.


The first humanoid social
robot scientifically and empirically validated to increase the learning opportunities of children
with autism.

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