DOGS AND PETS FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM

The social skills and attachment to dogs of children with autism spectrum disorder.

Carlisle GK.

J Autism Dev Disord. 2015 May;45(5):1137-45. doi: 10.1007/s10803-014-2267-7.T

It was good to read this research done with 70 parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)  which showed that they reported that children who owned dogs did better on tests for social skills.  

It was also good to note that children who had pets – including dogs -had “significantly greater skills for subscale item “assertion”. 

Their findings report that children with ASD who have dogs or pets may have better social skills

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25308197

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