Dolphin Therapy

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The use of dolphins as pets, which allegedly increases communication in children with mental retardation, Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, and other disorders
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Lily's autistic half-brother, Adam, loves dolphins and his dad thinks dolphin-assisted therapy will help him learn.
The author might have provided a more complete story if he had included evidence supporting the efficacy of dolphin-assisted therapy, especially since so many of the other stories in the book are supplemented with scientific facts explaining why animals behave the way they do.
Brensing, Linke, and Todt (2003) propose this self-motivated behavior could be why dolphin-assisted therapy (DAT) is different from other animal-assisted programs and a reason for its success.
Dolphin-assisted therapy simply means incorporating a dolphin into a person's therapeutic process or treatment.
More than 400 children with a physical and/or mental challenge visit the Curacao Dolphin Therapy and Research Center (CDTC) for dolphin-assisted therapy every year.
Flaws of dolphin-assisted therapy (DAT) were discussed at the conference as well, parents of disabled children pay great amounts of money believing that swimming with dolphins will cure their children.
Effectiveness of short-term dolphin-assisted therapy for children with severe disabilities.
Long Term Effectiveness of Dolphin-Assisted Therapy For Children with Severe Disabilities.
Children with a variety of developmental disabilities have shown remarkable improvements after dolphin-assisted therapy.
Scope, the charity for people with cerebral palsy, is also sceptical about dolphin-assisted therapy.
Dolphin-assisted therapy seems to accelerate the vocal and physical development of autistic and mentally retarded children, for example.