Dolphin Therapy and Autism
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This page provides details of some of the claims that have been made for this intervention. The fact that something is claimed does not, of course, mean that it is necessarily true.
There have been various claims made for dolphin assisted therapy. For example
- Lukina (1999) and Servais (1999) claim that DAT can effectively improve language, behavior, cognitive processing, attention, motivation to learn, and certain medical conditions.
- Nathanson et al (1997) claim that Dolphin Human Therapy (DHT) can significantly increase motivation, attention, gross and fine motor skills, speech and language. In addition, they suggest that two weeks of DHT can achieve the same – or better – results as six months of conventional physical or speech therapy.
- The Antalya Soulscience School claims that
ĎA six-year-old autistic child went through the dolphin therapy and received special tutoring and therapies for a year; he got rid of all autistic symptoms and when he came back for the dolphin therapy the following year, no autistic traits were observedí.Back to Main Item
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