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The Golden Bridge: A Guide to Assistance Dogs for Children with Social, Emotional, and Educational Challenges (New Directions in the Human-Animal Bond)

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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.

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Patty Dobbs Gross is Executive Director of The North Star Foundation, a nonprofit organization which places assistance dogs with children who face special challenges. In this practical guide for parents, she shares her personal and professional advice on dog selection and training. Sample topics include raising a dog for seizure alert and response; taming the teenage assistance dog; and including an assistance dog in the classroom. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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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 compen

About the Author

Patty Dobbs Gross is the executive director of a nonprofit organization that places assistance dogs with children who face special challenges. She earned her B.A. in psychology from the University of Massachusetts and her Master's Degree from the Universi

Product Details

ISBN:
9781557534088
Author:
Gross, Patty Dobbs
Publisher:
Purdue University Press
Author:
Dobbs Gross, Patty
Subject:
Special Education - Communicative Disorders
Subject:
Veterinary Medicine - General
Subject:
Guide dogs
Subject:
Autistic children
Subject:
Public Policy - Social Services & Welfare
Subject:
PSY022020
Subject:
Human-animal relationships
Subject:
Dogs - General
Subject:
PETS / Dogs / General
Subject:
Special / Communicative Disorders
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
New Directions in the Human-Animal Bond
Publication Date:
20060631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
251
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.63 in 1 lb

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Education » Learning Disabilities
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Disability
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