VENI: (How) Does animal assisted therapy work?
(How) Does animal assisted therapy work?
Dr. Stephanie van der Steen (RUG – Remedial education)
Animal-assisted therapy is gaining popularity, but there is no conclusive evidence for its effect. This study investigates the effect of dog-assisted therapy for children with Down syndrome and Autism, and looks for a possible mechanism to explain this effect: Increased synchronization between the movements of child and therapy dog.
NWO VENI 2018
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