Brief report: do service dog providers placing dogs with children with developmental disabilities use outcome measures and, if so, what are they?

@article{Butterly2013BriefRD,
  title={Brief report: do service dog providers placing dogs with children with developmental disabilities use outcome measures and, if so, what are they?},
  author={Felicity Butterly and Carol Percy and Gillian Ward},
  journal={Journal of autism and developmental disorders},
  year={2013},
  volume={43 11},
  pages={2720-5}
}
The aim of this study was to identify the outcomes expected and assessed by those providing service dogs to children with developmental disabilities. Seventeen registered service dog providers were invited to complete a mixed methods online survey. Five providers, who prepared dogs to work with a wide range of conditions and behaviours, mainly Asperger's syndrome, autism and communication disorders, completed the survey. All five participants reported that they expected to see positive changes… CONTINUE READING
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