Pets help autistic kids improve social skills
Tina Miller, MA,CFLE stashed this in Children
Plenty of research shows pets -- especially dogs -- bring psychological benefits to patients with a range of health conditions. And increasingly, experts are observing the unique impact pets have on children with autism. New research finds autistic children who have a pets at home have much more advanced social skills and are more assertive and communicative than autistic children who do not have an animal companion.
Animal companions are a good way to practice social skills. Especially dogs.