In the Media: Dogs Improve the Sleep Habits of Children with Autism

March 6, 2024

Dr. Kerri Rodriguez, an Assistant Professor at Arizona, shared her findings about how service dogs aid in improving the sleep habits of children with autism.

A child and dog stand on a dock and look out at the water.


This excerpt was taken from The Wildest.

Dogs can be trained to help people with autism with a variety of things, including providing calming pressure and preventing sensory overload. The use of dogs for services related to autism has increased in recent years — according to Assistance Dog International, there are currently 73 accredited organizations that will help pair people with autism with service dogs. In the study, researchers aimed to find answers about how effective service dogs are for improving the lives of autistic children. 

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