Due to a lack of research in CAT and the fact that most AAT involves the use of canines, it will be assumed in this paper that if canines are not mentioned in the research, the effectiveness of CAT may be equal to the effectiveness of AAT (National Service Animal Registry, 2017). Sable (2013) suggested that a relationship with a family pet, especially a dog or cat, reflects certain aspects of attachment which may result in a sense of comfort and connection to individuals. Sable came to this conclusion using the ethological-evolutionary framework of attachment, neuroscience, and animal studies. He concluded that there is now convincing scientific evidence that companion animals have positive effects on psychological and physical well-being, helping shape how people regulate their emotions, deal with stress or trauma, and relate to others (Sable,
The parent then holds a seperate leash to give the dog commands. Autistic children are often in their own world and do not pay attention to the real world around them. Therapy dogs can keep these children calm and out of harms way. Therapy dogs are most commonly found in schools and hospitals. According to Alison DeNisco in her book Classroom Canines she says that,"On any given day in New Jersey's Randolph Township Schools, one of five certified therapy dogs may sit with a student during a counseling session or help in a lesson for preschoolers with special needs.
At times animals are the best to trust and talk to. Animals can be there for people with trust issues. If people experience extreme emotions (happiness, sadness, anger) then they should spend time with their pets because they are always trustworthy. Also, they do not spread the info around since they cannot speak. In the book, it explains “...
A. Speech therapies and social skill training can allow individuals with Autism to manage the degree the effects of Autism has on them. 1. Teaching young toddlers basic skills like attention and perception can also help diminish the extent to which autism effects an individual because the brain is most subject to change before the age of four. 2. Individuals with Autism can also benefit from learning how to cope with their anxiety, the younger the diagnosis the better the outcome of the therapies.
In the novel, The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time, written by Mark Haddon, readers discern the correlation of events from the novel which display the protagonist’s behavior and illness. The protagonist, Christopher, is described to be suffering with a form of autism, Asperger’s syndrome. Asperger’s syndrome is not considered to be a diagnosis on its own, however, it’s part of a broader category called autism spectrum disorder (ASD) (Bhandari, 2016). Throughout the novel, numerous events are depicted that prompts readers to grasp the normalities of Asperger’s syndrome, many of which dawn from the common symptoms.
Animal lovers all over the world can attest to how good it feels to interact with their pets. People of all ages, shapes, religions, and disabilities confirm to the stress relieving and mood boosting benefits of having a pet. According to The Human Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI) Foundation, there is substantial evidence backing the research that the feeling one encompasses when interacting with a pet can be established in a therapeutic method called animal therapy. Utilizing pets as a form of therapy is advancing as a successful coping method of treating a variety of medical conditions and disabilities.
Studies have shown that animal therapy can decrease anxiety and pain, lower blood pressure and help alleviate depression, while offering companionship and a distraction from treatments. The Sobiech family decided to adopt a puppy named, Daisy, to help them through the hard times. She was like a furry panacea. As Daisy’s little tiff with the puppy in the mirror played out, we all turned and regarded her for a moment, then looked at one another as we wiped the tears from our faces. The tension and sadness shifted so easily into torrents of laughter, and I realized what a blessing this little beast was (Sobiech 75).
In the mystery novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon, the main conflict is how autism affects ones' life, specifically when a friend has been killed. Christopher Boone struggles with autism, and he must cope once he decided to solve the mystery of who killed his friend Wellington, the dog. Christopher recalls why he writes about Wellington's death when he says,"So I am writing a murder mystery novel. In a murder mystery novel someone has to work out who the murderer is and then catch them... I also started with the dog because it happened to me and I find it hard to imagine things which did not happen to me.
From the book, Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time , the way 15-year-old boy with autism comes up with a solution to solve the mystery of who killed his neighbor’s dog. Moreover, the book was written by a person who was playacting to be autistic (Kim, et al. pg 118). It is precisely perplexing that people with autism often sham to be normal, thus hiding their abnormality. In this light , I believe that Haddon’s story is one that perpetuates stereotypes about autism.
Temple Grandin raises awareness about autism in her literature works including Thinking in Pictures, Animals in Translation and “Different But No Less”. Temple Grandin’s text “Thinking in Pictures” praises to play the hand that you are dealt in life. In the book “Thinking in Pictures” explains in detail how someone has autism and how not only affects their life but their friends and family. Throughout the whole book she gives real experiences how it is such a struggle with this
While many pet owners claim that their pets actually do make them feel better, there are still some skeptics. However, research studies show that pets do have a very positive impact on various aspects of our health. In fact, according to “In Their Innocence and Wisdom” by Lilly Calandrello, studies have correlated pet ownership with the following health benefits: lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, better psychological health, lower heart attack rates, higher survival rates following coronary heart disease, enhanced self-esteem and social interaction. So as people take care of their companion animals, the animals are in turn taking care of their
These are just two of the words that we use to describe autistic kids in this day and age. Humans and Animals. None of the two are the same, so why do we have the need to take away the basic human rights, to which we all deserve, and treat children unfairly by constantly watching, observing and experimenting with their lives. In society, the only A+ kids want to give are the ones on their report card…but in the book A Cage of Butterflies, the only A+ they are capable of giving, is the kind that runs through their veins. The Kids from 'The tank', consider themselves to be just like animals, living on 'The Farm', constantly being restricted to the same four walls of the institution to which they have been confined in for the majority of their lives.
Many people interact with animals to this day and have changed their lives by doing so. Although we may not interact with animals as much as we used to do, it’s still good for us and can immensely affect us. Getting involved with an animal can improve your life making it significantly more positive and joyous. Animals such as horses and dogs can also provide us a lot more whether it 's for companionship, protection, or work. Nowadays being around animals is common between people all over the world but companionship between the person and the animal is what makes every relationship special.
It has become common today that many Americans have given up on children who have autism. Teachers have even claimed that some kids with autism would never be able to speak, and read. Teachers, and schools for many years have placed autistic children in special-ed classes, and have considered them retarded. For years the parents of these children have been swept of there hope to find a way of giving their child what we consider a normal life. Kristine Barnett has found a way of giving these parents that hope they once lost.