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4 Martin, François and Farnum, Jennifer “Animal-Assisted Therapy for Children with Pervasive Developmental Disorders”, Western Journal of Nursing Research, 24; 657 (2002), available at http://wjn.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/24/6/657
5 Prothmann, Anke; Ettrich, Christine and Prothmann, Sascha “Dogs and Objects in Children with Autism”, Anthrozoös, Vol 22, Issue 2, pp 161-171 (2009) available as reprint on request.
6 See more at https://asiscanblog.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/redefer.pdf
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10 Palley, Lois, O’Rourke, and Niemi, Steven M., “Mainstreaming Animal Assisted Therapy” National Research Council Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources Journal, Vol. 51, Number 3 pp 199 – 207 (2010) at https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21131720/
11 McCoy, Krisha, “How Pet Therapy Can Help Autism: Animal-assisted therapy may increase self-confidence and other skills in children with autism” at https://earlystepscc.blogspot.com/2011/07/animal-therapy-for-children-with.html
12 Turner, Jocelyn, “Animal Assisted Therapy and Autism Intervention: A Synthesis of the Literature”, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, May, 2011, with extensive bibliography at http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1062&context=gs_rp “According to data attained from various studies, potential benefits for this population include: (a) a unique gateway for the autistic child to form relational bonds, (b) encourages attentiveness, focus, engagement in-the -moment in therapy, and (c) fosters communication, pro-social behaviors and a decrease in autistic symptoms.” (pg 49). “[R]esearch suggests …that unique benefits (ex: social communication, transition assistance, emotional regulation) may exist as a result of incorporating AAT into the program design, educational goals, and counseling sessions of educational programs.” (pp 60-61)
13 Nimer J, Lundahl B. Animal-assisted therapy: a meta-analysis. 2007;20(3):225–38, available at https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.2752/089279307X224773
14 See more at https://www.shemakolainu.org
15 See http://www.aubreyhfine.com