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Elephants used in Autism Therapy?

Can elephants really make a difference in treating autism?

Jumbo sized disease and jumbo sized therapists, autism therapy animals come in all varieties.

It has been reported by PressTV that and elephant camp in Thialand is home for a program that treats autistic children.

Doctors have set up the camp and are using the elephants as part of a therapy program.

Autism Therapy Elephant

Can an elephant be beneficial in autism therapy?

Elephants are considered sacred animals in Thailand, they are familiar to children since birth, but this endangered species has long been exploited for tourists’ fun, but some disagree and believe that they would have disappeared long ago if tourists’ money did not pour in.

Some scientists remain skeptical about how beneficial Animal therapies are, but researchers say that they have encountered positive responses after children spent time playing, riding or simply bathing Elephants.

Read more at PressTV.

Watch a video report below.

Elephants and Autism Animal Therapy

Autism related disorders usually show up in kids and cause them to be more sensitive to environmental factors.

Could it be that the calming affect of companionship animals has an even stronger affect on these kids?

Is it possible they could be establishing the type of relationship many non-autistics are not capable of forming with animals?