Animals’ presence may ease social anxiety in kids with autism

20 mayo 2015

When animals are present, children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) have lower readings on a device that detects anxiety and other forms of social arousal when interacting with their peers. According to a study, companion animals — like dogs, cats or the guinea pigs in the study –may prove to be a helpful addition to treatment programs designed to help children with ASDs improve their social skills and interactions with other people.