Objective: To identify the effects of pet therapy and improvement of social development in ASD Level 2 children. Design: Quantitative; Quasi-experimental; Descriptive Setting: Western, rural Kansas Pediatric Center Participants: Children ages 5-10 years old diagnosed with ASD Level 2, Nurses, Parents of the children, Occupational therapists Methods: Children with Level 2 Autism will be separated in two groups: one group will receive pet therapy and one group will not receive pet therapy. The children will be brought into the Pediatric Center every two weeks to be assessed and the parents will complete the Childhood Autism Rating Scale. Results/Conclusion: pending results and data collection
Wade, Tayler and Hober, Christine, "The Effects of Pet Therapy on Pediatric Patients with Autism" (2020). 2020 SACAD Entrants. 89.