Foreword by Temple Grandin. Acknowledgements. 1. Introduction. 2. Service Dogs. 3. Animal-assisted Therapy and Activities. 4. Companion Animals. 5. Therapeutic Riding. 6. Dolphin Therapy. 7. Conclusion. Appendix 1: Online Resources. References. Index.
The successes of using animals to work with, and help, people with Autism
Merope Pavlides is a certified pet dog trainer specializing in work with special needs families, and has taught therapeutic horseback riding. One of her own sons has autism, the other has dyslexia and a central auditory processing disorder. Merope has an MS in special education from Johns Hopkins University with a graduate certificate in teaching children with autism and pervasive developmental disorders. She lives in Maryland, USA.
"...[E]ssential reading for families, teachers, and anyone who is interested in using service animals to help individuals on the autism spectrum"- from the foreword by Temple Grandin