Jerald Mendoza

Jerald Mendoza

Industrial Design and Technology BA

Rescue Bee Toy

An educational toy for autistic children

It's pretty hard to keep a child's attention, especially if you want to teach them something, particularly if they are diagnosed with autism. Children aged 3-5 are at a stage where they start to develop social awareness and interpersonal communication skills, learning is essential here, before behaviours become routine and harder to break.

Rescue bee keeps the child engaged through a sensory, therapeutic play scenario that allows cooperative play while integrating learning elements and teaching emotions. The game dynamics involve turn-taking, shared attention, prompted verbal and non-verbal communication as a foundation for developing communication skills, providing opportunities for children to express their needs to another person.