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Animal-assisted Interventions for Individuals with Autism
 

Animal-assisted Interventions for Individuals with Autism (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

Foreword by Grandin, Temple
By Pavlides, Merope

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Looks at how therapies involving animals can be used to help individuals with autism to develop skills, including sensory and social skills, to manage challenging behaviors. The author relates the success stories of different animal-assisted interventions, as well as the challeng... read full description below.

ISBN 9781843108672
Barcode 9781843108672
Published 15 April 2008 by Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, illustrated edition
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ISBN-13 9781843108672
ISBN-10 1843108674
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Imprint Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publication Date 15 April 2008
International Publication Date 19 January 2014
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, illustrated edition
Edition illustrated edition
Author(s) Foreword by Grandin, Temple
By Pavlides, Merope
Category Neurology & Clinical Neurophysiology
Psychotherapy
Coping With Disability
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 185mm
Height: 233mm
Spine: 12mm
Weight 326g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Dogs, Child, Human-animal relationships, Horses, Dolphins
NBS Text Coping with Problems & Illness
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 616.858820651
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

This book looks at how therapies involving animals can be used to help individuals with autism to develop skills, including sensory and social skills, to manage challenging behaviors, and improve quality of life.Whether participating in therapeutic horseback riding, utilizing a trained service dog, visiting a dolphin therapy center, or simply experiencing companion animal therapy, people with autism can reap a multitude of benefits from interaction with furry, feathered, and finned friends. Merope Pavlides relates the success stories of different animal-assisted interventions, as well as noting the challenges of working with particular animal species. She also emphasizes the importance of tailoring interventions to the specific needs of the individual and of monitoring progress.With recommendations for resources and further reading, this book will be of great interest to people with autism, their parents, and the professionals who work with them.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review ...[E]ssential reading for families, teachers, and anyone who is interested in using service animals to help individuals on the autism spectrum - from the foreword by Temple Grandin

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Author's Bio

Merope Pavlides is a certified pet dog trainer specializing in work with special needs families, and has taught therapeutic horseback riding. One of her own sons has autism, the other has dyslexia and a central auditory processing disorder. Merope has an MS in special education from Johns Hopkins University with a graduate certificate in teaching children with autism and pervasive developmental disorders. She lives in Maryland, USA.

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