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Animal assisted therapy and autism intervention: A synthesis of the literature

By Jocelyn Turner

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Abstract The overall intention of this research project was to determine if, based on the available literature, Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) has potential as an efficacious adjunctive therapy method for helping to generate greater levels of social functioning, for individuals with Autism. This project draws from interdisciplinary research and professional accounts, to present an organized review of the literature on AAT and autism, with a focus on intervention methods and their effects, to present how therapy animals might be utilized as part of the special educational milieu of adolescents and teens with high functioning Autism or Asperger Syndrome.
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Stephanie Schaffner

Location of Publication Carbondale, IL
Degree Master of Science
URL http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/gs_rp/119/
Language English
University Southern Illinois University Carbondale
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  1. Animal-assisted therapies
  2. Asperger syndrome
  3. Autism
  4. Individual therapy