The social skills and attachment to dogs of children with autism spectrum disorder.

@article{Carlisle2015TheSS,
  title={The social skills and attachment to dogs of children with autism spectrum disorder.},
  author={Gretchen K M Carlisle},
  journal={Journal of autism and developmental disorders},
  year={2015},
  volume={45 5},
  pages={1137-45}
}
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have deficits in social skills, and interaction with service dogs has been associated with increased social skills for children with ASD. In this telephone survey of 70 parents of children with ASD, children owning dogs had greater Mean scores for social skills, using the Social Skills Improvement System Rating Scale, while those with some type of pet (not excluding dogs) had significantly greater skills for subscale item "assertion". Parents… CONTINUE READING
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