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Is there animal assisted therapy for adhd?
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In brief: Not formally...
...But being responsible for a dog or a horse is good training in planning ahead for a child with adhd.
They also teach a lot about empathy and social interaction - skills in which these children may be deficient.

In brief: Not formally...
...But being responsible for a dog or a horse is good training in planning ahead for a child with adhd.
They also teach a lot about empathy and social interaction - skills in which these children may be deficient.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
I think you are asking about a therapy dog- these dogs are often used with children on the Autism Spectrum, children with other developmental disorders may benefit. However any child can benefit from having a pet especially one that is even tempered. You can contact your local humane society to adopt a healthy dog.
Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes,but......
There are also many risks, and immature, impulsive child could also be at risk of been hurt by an animal that misinterprets the child's intention or gets spooked.
There are manty other time tested, more coventional and potentially less expensive therapies that have shown better results...Medication, behavioral intervention, neurofeedback to name a few.However caring for an animal has its rewards.

In brief: Yes,but......
There are also many risks, and immature, impulsive child could also be at risk of been hurt by an animal that misinterprets the child's intention or gets spooked.
There are manty other time tested, more coventional and potentially less expensive therapies that have shown better results...Medication, behavioral intervention, neurofeedback to name a few.However caring for an animal has its rewards.
Dr. Andres R Villar
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