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Animal Assisted Interventions for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Review

@article{Davis2015AnimalAI,
  title={Animal Assisted Interventions for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Review},
  author={Tonya N Davis and Rachel Scalzo and E Butler and Marjorie Stauffer and Yara N. Farah and Scott Perez and Kristen Mainor and Cathryn Clark and Stacy Jo Miller and Alicia Kobylecky and Laura Coviello},
  journal={Education and training in autism and developmental disabilities},
  year={2015},
  volume={50},
  pages={316-329}
}
Animal assisted intervention (AAI), which has been defined as the use of an animal to provide therapeutic benefit based on a positive relationship between the client and the animal, is a therapy option for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD); therefore, it is beneficial to review studies that evaluated its effectiveness. A systematic search identified 20 studies that were assessed in terms of (a) participant characteristics, (b) independent variables, (c) dependent variables, (d) study… Expand
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