In The Golden Bridge, Patty Dobbs Gross provides both personal and professional advice on how specially bred and trained dogs help to facilitate communication for children with autism and other developmental disabilities. This important information compendium is a guide for parents dealing with the social, emotional, and educational issues related to raising children with challenges. Myths and labels concerning autism are explored, examined, and redefined. While focused on children, the advice that Gross shares will be immensely helpful for anyone involved in breeding, raising, and training dogs to mitigate any type of disability at any age. The Golden Bridge provides advice about living with autism, animal-assisted therapy and autism, training an assistance dog to work with a child with autism or a developmental disability, and using an assistance dog to deal with a child's grief. This impressive volume also contains a vast list of resources, including Web sites, for follow-up information, a section on books about autism, and a directory of assistance dog providers.... and the Coppingers make it clear that consistent and appropriate socialization during these early months is critical to a pupa#39;s healthy ... sounding toys, wooden items, paper or cardboard items, milk jugs, metal items, car keys, etc. q Experienced many different locations: front yard (daily), other peoplea#39;s homes, school yard, lake, pond, river, boat, basement, elevator, car, moving car, garage, laundry room, anbsp;...
|Title||:||The Golden Bridge|
|Author||:||Patty Dobbs Gross|
|Publisher||:||Purdue University Press - 2006|