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DOG THERAPY TECHNIQUE FOR AUTISTICS

AIM OF THIS TECHNIQUE: DEVELOPING SELF CONFIDENCE IN MIND.

DOG THERAPY TECHNIQUE FOR AUTISTICS CHILDREN INTRODUCED BY KUNNAMPALLIL GEJO JOHN (2009).IT SHOULD BE USE IN SINGLE THERAPY SESSION OR GROUP THERAPY SESSION, MAIN AIM OF THIS THERAPY TECHNIQUE IS AVOIDING FEARFUL SITUATION, HANDLING PET, GROSS AND FINE MOTOR SKILLS, FEEDING SKILLS, SENSORY INTEGRATION TRAINING AND MAKING STRESS FREE SITUATION. IN LIFE GROUP OF AUDIOLOGY AND SPEECH THERAPY CLINIC IN KERALA , INDIA ,WE TOOK 6 MILD AUTISTICS CHILDREN AND 6 BORDERLINE MENTAL CHALLENGED CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE GROUP OF 4 TO 5. ALL CHILDREN HAVE DIFFICULTY IN GROSS AND FINE MOTOR SKILLS, FEAR TO TOUCH ANIMALS, DIFFICULT TO IMITATION, POOR FEEDING SKILLS AND SENSORY ISSUES. WE HAD TRAINED THE BOTH GROUP OF STUDENTS FOR 4 WEEKS. IN THAT TRAINING, THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES GIVEN, SUCH AS (HOLDING THE CHAIN OF DOG WITH RIGHT SIDE AND WALK, HOLDING THE CHAIN OF DOG WITH LEFT SIDE AND WALK, SHAKING FRONT LEGS OF DOG AND SAY HELLO, PLAYING WITH BALL, COMBING DOGS HAIR WITH RUBBER HANDLE BRUSH, MASSAGE THE DOGS BODY, WASHING THE DOGS BODY, FEEDING DOG WITH BISCUITS AND IMITATE ITS BARK. AFTER THE TRAINING SESSION, WE GOT GOOD RESPONSE FROM BOTH GROUP HOWEVER, 2 WERE NOT GAVE SUFFICIENT RESPONSE. THEY ACHIEVED TARGET GOAL, FINALLY WE CONCLUDED THAT THIS TECHNIQUE IS MORE EFFECTIVE. IT CAN USE IN THERAPY CLINICS AND HOME. NOTE: USE HYGIENIC ENVIRONMENT, ANTIRABBIES INJECTED DOG AND YOU CAN USE MOUTH PROTECTOR.

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