Pets can encourage children with special needs to absorb how to control stress and calm themselves down. This will better equip them to handle the challenges that come with their disorder.
An autistic child learning to connect with a dog/pet may even benefit their interactions with people. Interacting with a pet proves to improve temperament and promote confidence. Children with autism were more likely to look at other people’s faces, to talk to others, and to make physical contact when around animals as compared to toys.
Many children living with autism or other learning complications, such as ADHD, are sometimes better able to interact with pets than people. Autistic children frequently depend on non-verbal cues to communicate, which can allow them to interact well with animals. As part of our farm's mission we invite you to contact us for a free visit with your special needs child, adult or group. Just Click Here.