Pets May Improve Social Skills of Children With Autism

December 30, 2014 10:40 PM

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Children with autism have stronger social skills when they live with pets, according to a recent study from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Previous studies have shown that dogs play an important role in individuals' social lives, and they can act as catalysts for social interaction, previous research has shown. Although much media attention has focused on how dogs can improve the social skills of children with autism.

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