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Animal-Assisted Interventions for Individuals with Autism


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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.

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The successes of using animals to work with, and help, people with Autism

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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

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