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Social Behaviors Increase in Children with Autism in the Presence of Animals Compared to Toys

  • Marguerite E. O'Haire mail,

    maggie.ohaire@gmail.com

    Affiliation: School of Psychology, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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  • Samantha J. McKenzie,

    Affiliation: School of Population Health, The University of Queensland, Herston, Queensland, Australia

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  • Alan M. Beck,

    Affiliation: College of Veterinary Medicine, Center for the Human-Animal Bond, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America

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  • Virginia Slaughter

    Affiliation: School of Psychology, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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  • Published: February 27, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0057010

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Posted by PLoS_ONE_Group on 02 Mar 2013 at 00:53 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: Press Release
Title: “Children with autism show increased positive social behaviors when animals are present”
http://www.eurekalert.org...

Publication: Science 2.0
Title: “Autistic Kids Develop More Positive Social Behaviors Around Animals Than Toys”
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RE: Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 09 Mar 2013 at 00:26 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: Bamboo Core Fitness
Title: “Pets Help Children with Autism to Improve Social Skills @ Bamboo Core Fitness”
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Publication: Brain Physics
Title: “Animals helping autistic kids to be more social”
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Publication: Medical News Today
Title: “Animals Help Children With Autism Interact Better”
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Publication: North East Autism Society
Title: “North East Autism Society : News”
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Publication: NPR Shots Health Blog
Title: “How Guinea Pigs Could Help Autistic Children : Shots - Health News : NPR”
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Publication: Smithsonian Blogs
Title: “Animals Can Help Kids With Autism More Than Toys Can | Smart News”
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Publication: The Huffington Post
Title: “Animals And Autism: Pets Help With ASD”
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Publication: The Santos Republic
Title: “Children With Autism Show Increased Positive Social Behaviors When Animals Are Present | The Santos Republic”
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Publication: Twitter
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RE: Media Coverage of This Article

MattJHodgkinson replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 13 Mar 2013 at 10:14 GMT

The paper also received around 700 comments on Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/s...

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RE: RE: Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to MattJHodgkinson on 15 Mar 2013 at 18:33 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: Psych Central
Title: “Animals Bring Out Positive Social Behaviors in Kids with Autism”
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PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 22 Apr 2013 at 16:14 GMT

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Publication: Asian Scientist
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Publication: Counsel & Heal
Title: “Presence of Animals Makes Autistic Children More Sociable : Drugs/Therapy : Counsel & Heal”
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Publication: Public Radio East
Title: “How Guinea Pigs Could Help Autistic Children | Public Radio East”
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Publication: Science News
Title: “Vitamin D doesn't disappoint | Body & Brain | Science News”
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Publication: The Inquisitr
Title: “Animals Help Autism Spectrum Disorder: New Evidence”
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Publication: The Times of India
Title: “Animals help autistic children interact better - Times Of India”
http://articles.timesofin...

Publication: US News
Title: “Animals May Boost Social Interaction in Kids With Autism - US News and World Report”
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Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 22 Jul 2013 at 17:19 GMT

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Publication: Today Health
Title: “Xena the Warrior Puppy, rescued from abuse, helps 8-year-old boy with autism - TODAY.com”
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