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ERIC Number: EJ993207
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
Integrating Therapy Dog Teams in a Physical Activity Program for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Obrusnikova, Iva; Bibik, Janice M.; Cavalier, Albert R.; Manley, Kyle
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, v83 n6 p37-41, 47-48 Aug 2012
The use of therapy-dog teams in programs for children with disabilities is becoming increasingly popular in school and therapeutic settings and has been shown to provide physical, social, and emotional benefits for the children. This article describes the basic steps for implementing therapy dog-assisted activities in physical activity programs for children with autism spectrum disorders, as well as challenges and recommendations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Delaware