Companion animals reduce anxiety levels in children with ASDs

Blog Post created by 1728561 Employee on May 26, 2015

Researchers from the Center for the Human-Animal Bond, in the College of Veterinary Medicine of Purdue University, have recently published a study about the helpfulness of companion animals for children with ASDs. They measured the effects animals had on Childrens' anxiety levels and other forms of psychological arousal through skin conductance.


The article begins by highlighting takeaways from the study and providing context, while the second half focuses on describing research methods. The link to the article is below. Enjoy!


Animals’ presence may ease social anxiety in kids with autism