Friends like Henry : everything your family needs to know about finding, training and learning from an autism companion dog / Nuala Gardner
By: Gardner, Nuala.Publisher: London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2019Copyright date: 2019Description: 312 pages ; 22 cm : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781785926785.Subject(s): AUTISM | CHILDREN | ANIMAL THERAPY | PETS | HUMAN ANIMAL RELATIONSHIPS | DOGS
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Foreword by Jim Taylor. - About the author. - Adapting this programme for other disabilities. - Entering the world of autism. - Introduction. - Is a dog the right intervention for your child and family? - Why this programme? - Overview of the programme. - Success story 1: Mackenzie gets Geather. - Success story 2: Andy and Bailey. - Points to remember when helping a child with ASD of learning difficulties. - Points to remember when helping an adult with ASD or learning difficulties. - STAGE 1: PLANNING AND TRANSITION FOR THE CHILD AND DOG. - What age and breed of dog is right for the child's disability? - Transitions. - The transitional kit. - Resources for the child. - STAGE 2: INTRODUCING THE DOG TO YOUR HOME. - Planning for the arrival of the dog. - Avoiding stress in dogs. - STAGE 3: USING THE DOG AS AN EDUCATIONAL FACILITATOR TOWARDS THE BEST POSSIBLE INDEPENDENCE FOR THE CHILD. - Caring for your dog. - Meaningful dog commands. - The principles of dog traing with Alberto Alvarez-Campos. - How to use the dog as an educational facilitator. - STAGE 4: LETTING GO! TRANSITION FOR THE CHILD TO PREPARE FOR THE DEMISE OF THE DOG. - Care of the senoir dig. - Letting go! - Afterword.
"A four-stage programme for parents and families looking to introduce a dog into their home for the therapeutic and practical benefits that can be brought to a child with autism, including development of communication skills and toilet training. Based on first-hand knowledge, the programme was created through the successful experience the author had bringing up two children at opposite ends of the autism spectrum. This guide is comprehensive and highly practical, with case examples, tips and advice throughout. It covers all aspects of responsible ownership and training of the dog as a companion dog, and it provides tips throughout the dog's entire life cycle. Accessible for families and professionals alike, this innovative programme can have a huge impact on the life of children with disabilities." - PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE