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How Dogs Help Children With Autism

How Dogs Help Children With Autism

Autism is a disorder that affects 1 in every 54 children in the United States. Autism, more correctly known as Autism Spectrum Disorder, is a family of developmental disabilities involving difficulties with social skills and in some cases, is characterized by repetitive behaviors and nonverbal communication.  Asperger’s syndrome, now known as high functioning autism, is not accompanied by a speech delay but children who have this disorder commonly have a high level of social anxiety and have a hard time “reading” other people. Dogs are commonly used as therapy animals in a variety of settings and the use of dogs…
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Dogs Can Bring Comfort To Dementia Patients And Their Caregivers

Dogs Can Bring Comfort To Dementia Patients And Their Caregivers

Most dog owners are aware of therapy dogs, who have been trained to help people with PTSD, seizure disorders, diabetes, autism and blindness. These canines are chosen for their calm dispositions and friendliness and are frequent and welcome visitors to nursing homes and hospitals.  But dogs can also bring comfort as well as real help, to dementia patients and their caregivers. A study in 2017 showed that therapy dog use with Alzheimer’s patients was increasing and also shows the dogs’ presence boosts patients’ socialization and sense of well-being. Dementia assistance dogs require a long period of specialized training, up to…
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