behavioural therapy

behavioural therapy

VIDEO: Dog helps owner who has Asperger's attack with amazing results

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They say dogs are a man's best friend but Samson goes above and beyond in this footage. He has been taught to help his owner Danielle Jacobs through meltdowns and panic attacks brought on by Asperger's syndrome which can make social interaction and nonverbal communication difficult for those with the condition. Asperger's is normally helped by behavioural therapy – but as this footage shows there are other ways of easing the symptoms. Around 700,000 people have some form of autism in the UK – which is more than 1 in 100 citizens. This means 2.8 million lives are touched by the syndrome every day in the UK alone. The heartbreaking clip gives viewers who may not be affected by Asperger's a unique insight into the condition. It also shows the dangers involved if the condition is not detected. Danielle said: "This is what Asperger's is like. "This really happened and it's not easy to open myslef and share what it's like on a daily basis. "This is what's considered a meltdown. It appears the response is late – but it's actually supposed to be as I'm coming out of the meltdown as I tend to have a panic attack after." Danielle uploaded the video to YouTube to show the world how Samson helps her. National Autistic Society's Carol Povey said: "The video shows how Danielle Jacobs's dog Samson helps calm her during a meltdown. "This video confirms what many autistic people and their families have told us about how a dog can help reduce stress and anxiety levels. "The individual nature of autism means that it's unlikely that a dog would benefit every autistic person." http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/454467/Dog-Samson-helps-owner-Asperger-s-condition JOIN QUIZGROUP PARTNER PROGRAM: http://join.quizgroup.com/?ref=339147