Autism and therapy dogs

 

http://www.webmd.com/brain/autism/news/20130226/can-therapy-dogs-help-kids-with-autism

 

TUESDAY, Feb. 26 (HealthDay News) — For children with autism, trained dogs may offer not only a furry friend, but some therapeutic benefits, too, a new research review finds.

There is a “substantial body of evidence” that dogs act as “social catalysts,” even encouraging adults to be a little friendlier to each other, said senior researcher Francesca Cirulli, of the National Institute of Health in Rome, Italy. And the few studies that have focused on kids with autism suggest the same is true for them.

 

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