Chicken Therapy for People with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Chicken Therapy for People with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Add to Favorites Reading Time: 4 minutes By Sue Norris We already know that chickens can help in therapeutic ways traditionally reserved for animals such as dogs and cats, but recent empirical research shows that they can be a blessing for some children and adults who live with autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, and other problems where communication, social skills, and learning can become a challenge.  The CDC estimates that one child in every 59 in the US has some sort of ASD — that is a large number and growing.  The autism spectrum is large, ranging from phenomenally gifted people such as Einstein to people who will be institutionalized for their entire lives; there is hope for many to overcome some of the initial problems of behavior and socialization with the appropriate therapies.  The calming aspect of being with animals is a welcome break from the lights, noise, and constant intrusions of our modern world.  Most people don’t

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