Wait, did you say therapy CATS?

By: Irish, Elizabeth.
Series: Autism Asperger's Digest August 2020: 20-22. 2020Subject(s): Schmidt, Anthony, 2008- | AUTISM | ANIMAL THERAPY | CATSSummary: Explains that a study conducted at UC Davis found that affectionate, socially outgoing, nonagressive cats can make good companions for children on the spectrum - "Cats like their schedules like our kids, and they don't like loud noises either; plus they're good listeners." Discusses the traits animals require to be considered as an AAI partner (Animal Assisted Intervention) and finds that there are in fact some felines already involved (US). A sidebar provides a "Profile of a Therapy Cat".
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Explains that a study conducted at UC Davis found that affectionate, socially outgoing, nonagressive cats can make good companions for children on the spectrum - "Cats like their schedules like our kids, and they don't like loud noises either; plus they're good listeners." Discusses the traits animals require to be considered as an AAI partner (Animal Assisted Intervention) and finds that there are in fact some felines already involved (US). A sidebar provides a "Profile of a Therapy Cat".

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