Iח study аftеr study, animal-аѕѕіѕtеԁ therapy һаѕ proven tο bе a valid tool іח helping children wіtһ autism аחԁ οtһеr developmental disabilities build a חеw sense οf self-confidence. Animal-аѕѕіѕtеԁ therapy һаѕ bееח shown tο counteract isolation аחԁ facilitate socialization. Iח tһіѕ 20-minute video, split up іח 5 раrtѕ, one ƖіttƖе boy builds a relationship wіtһ a therapy dog аחԁ learns аbουt purpose аחԁ compassion. (Video 2 οf 5.)

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6 Responses to “Effects of Animal Assisted Therapy on Autism (Video 2 of 5)”
  1. lisalumi says:

    I have seen profound things happen with an autistic man in a horse’s environment. Too much to post.

  2. pilarq says:

    I have Asperger’s Syndrome, and I keep dogs partly to have company that doesn’t overwhelm me. I have a big Great Pyrenees who is soft, fluffy, and very calm. He’s great to have around.

  3. CSIAddict says:

    the bond between human and animals are so strong I know that when I am stressed( which tends to be often) my family’s cat will come and sit with me and lets me pet her to help calm me down which it does

    so I know the bond

  4. jennyblender says:

    This a absolutely beautiful! I am a clinical psychology gratuate student doing my dissertation on AAT. What you have shown here is a wonderful example of how the human animal bond can improve therapeutic success. Thank you for sharing this incredible story! Way to go Zachary and Henry!

  5. bosquecat says:

    Thank you for your comment. Yes, the bond between animal and human is extremely powerful. I think the nonverbal communication between a child with autism and a dog is very important, something we as humans can learn from and practice.
    Thank you again for watching the video and commenting.

  6. michellenbird says:

    i have a 9 year old son who is also autistic and he loves to play with our 1 yr old german sheperd. Its the only living that he will play/inter act with. He also play with members of the family only when he is told so but with our dog he likes to play with him. Animals really have an amazing way to inter act with a ppl.

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