La médiation animale : un outil de la prise en charge ergothérapique des troubles du spectre autistique

Abstract : Introduction : Since the first autism plan of 2005, autism spectrum disorders have become a public health priority. Nowadays, they affect, at the world level, approximately one child out of 160 at global level. The aim of this study was to evaluate the therapeutic potential of animal-assisted therapy in occupational therapy, in order to enhance social interactions of children who suffer from autism spectrum disorder. Method : A qualitative clinical method was used. Four interviews were conducted with occupational therapists using animal-assisted therapy in the care of children with autism spectrum disorders. Results : Animal-assisted therapy could be used as a therapeutic activity in occupational therapy, particularly in the care of social interactions, communication, comportement, motor and cognitive skills. Conclusion: Animal-assisted therapy is an additional tool for the occupational therapist in their care of autism spectrum disorders.
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Coralie Mellard. La médiation animale : un outil de la prise en charge ergothérapique des troubles du spectre autistique. Sciences du Vivant [q-bio]. 2018. ⟨dumas-02024724⟩

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