How dog-assisted therapy is helping children with autism
WA families are turning to dog-assisted therapy to help children with autism build their skills across a number of different areas.
Therapy dog Bazza (pictured), has been helping 15-year-old Eitan Jackson overcome a fear of dogs.
Eitan’s mother Talya told Millsy dog-assisted therapy has been crucial to overcoming his fear.
“I was a bit skeptical as to whether it would make a difference, but in fact it has made a difference.”
Kites Children’s Therapy dog trainer Brianna Pemberton said dogs like Bazza can be used to help children with a range of disabilities.
“He is used as a motivator or a tool for engagement, he can help kids kind of develop their skills depending on their goals.”
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