16 Jul '11, 11pm

Debunking Dolphin Therapy For Autism | Care2 Causes

Debunking Dolphin Therapy For Autism | Care2 Causes

Near the top on the list of “therapies we consider ludicrous” for our 14-year-old autistic son Charlie is dolphin therapy. You will read different claims about “dolphin assisted therapy” and autism if you look on the Internet: Living From the Heart Dolphin Experience says that some quite high percentages of autistic children who receive dolphin therapy enjoy benefits lasting up to two years, though it should be noted that the benefits (longer attention spans, improved emotional control and improved speech communication skills) attributed to dolphin therapy are the same benefits that are often noted for other therapies for autistic children. As a Los Angeles Times article points out, scientific studies about dolphin therapy — which can cost $2,200 for a five-day program at Island Dolphin Care — are few and far between. As Lori Marino, a neuroscience and behavioral biology r...

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