Robotics program for students with special needs is growing in Dallas ISD

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A robotics program for students who receive special education services is growing in Dallas ISD.

More than 100 students on 14 teams participated in the Adaptive Robotics Scrimmage at the Cobb Fieldhouse on Feb. 7. The Dallas ISD Special Education Department and STEM Department teamed up to host the event.

“This builds good self-esteem, it builds the ability to work together, and it has worked on the students’ communication skills,” said Theresa Shattuck with the Special Education Department. “These are skills that will follow these kids after they leave high school.”

The students worked with general education students to build the robots and practice leading up to the event. The schools that competed in the Adaptive Robotics Scrimmage were:

  • Kennedy-Curry Middle School
  • Gaston Middle School
  • T.W. Browne Middle School
  • North Dallas High School
  • J.L. Long Middle School
  • Lincoln High School
  • Hector P. Garcia Middle School
  • Thomas Jefferson High School
  • Wilmer-Hutchins High School
  • Billy Earl Dade Middle School
  • Medrano Middle School
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