October 25, 2010
A dog’s presence helps reduce stress hormone levels in autistic children
The last issue of University of Montreal’s Forum
reports the results of a research project that included two authors who
are members of the Centre for Studies on Human Stress; namely, Dr. Sonia
Lupien and one of her graduate student, Geneviève Arsenault-Lapierre.
The research project
demonstrates how introducing a MIRA dog into the lives of autistic
children can decrease their cortisol levels, an important stress
hormone, and also considerably decrease different problematic behavior
among these children.
Read the Forum’s article (available in French only).
Consult the list of the different media coverage associated with this article.