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Dogs for autistic children help ‘stress and behaviour’

Specially trained dogs may be useful in helping to calm autistic children, researchers have said, after it was found the animals lowered stress and reduced problem behaviour.

The use of specially trained dogs has become commonplace to help blind and deaf people live independently and can also help disabled people with tasks such as getting money from a cash machine and emptying a washing machine.

Now researchers are exploring how dogs may help children with autism as ancedotal evidence over a number of years has suggested they are beneficial.

Read more here: Dogs for autistic children help ‘stress and behaviour’ – Telegraph.

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