Animal-assisted Therapy Yields Amazing Results for Autistic Children

Animal-assisted therapy has proven to be very successful in providing physical and emotional benefits to children with autism.

Animal-assisted therapy can vary from something as simple as bringing a pet into the home to something as structured as programs that offer horseback riding or swimming with dolphins. Interacting with animals can help children with autism to develop physically and improve their strength, coordination, and physical abilities.  Most importantly the relationship formed with animals can help autistic children have a better sense of well-being, more self-confidence and can offer transferable skills of empathy and relating to others. Continue reading