Canine therapy is another name for assistance dogs and also a type of pet therapy.
An assistance dog is specially trained to act as a companion to the person with autism. It encourages him to communicate and be more sociable. It may also prevent him from getting lost or hurting himself..
This glossary is designed to explain some of the jargon and gobbledygook used by some people when they talk about autism or research..
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