Tag Archives: Animal Assisted Therapy

Dogs Can Ease Stress in Families with Autistic Child

Editor’s Note:  More Peer Reviewed Research on Pet Therapy and Autism! [Source: Psych Central] A pet dog can act as a significant stress reducer for families who have a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a new study … Continue reading

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Feel Good Video of the Week: Watch a Dog Comfort his Owner with Autism

Editor’s Note:   Please watch this powerful video that my daughter sent me last week. She is a dog lover and knows what we do here at PediaStaff.  She thought I would love it, and she was right.  I hope … Continue reading

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Success Story – A Boy, A Therapy Dog and an OT

[Source:  Your Therapy Source] Grab a tissue and watch this heart warming video about how a special dog helped a 6 year old boy during his therapy sessions. Support our Contributors and Visit the Your Therapy Source blog and website.

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With Horses and iPads, Children with Autism Learn to Communicate

[Source:  Science Daily] Luke, a 7-year-old boy with autism had primarily only expressed requests to his parents (e.g., I want a drink), but this past year he was given a 1-pound iPad, introduced to a 1,000 pound horse and a … Continue reading

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Video Story of the Week: Therapy Dogs Helping Kids Read

[Source: ABC News] Bailey Benson turned 10 today, but she’s already reading like a high school student thanks to her terrier tutor, Guthrie. It’s been a year and a half since Benson and her parents visited an animal shelter in … Continue reading

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