New Met-Analysis Published on Animal-Assisted Interventions for School-Aged Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Whilst previous research has indicated beneficial effects of Animal-Assisted Interventions (AAIs) for children with Autism, the findings are often contradictory.

This recently published meta-analysis assesses the effectiveness of AAIs on social interaction, communication and global Autism symptoms with the resulting conclusion that AAIs appear to offer small improvements in social interaction and communication for children with Autism, which may be comparable to activities used in active control conditions.

Read the Meta-Analysis here.

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