Elephants help treat autism in Thailand

Animal therapy aims to help children with special needs sharpen mental and social skills in Chiang Mai.

    Doctors in Thailand are getting some jumbo assistance to help children with autism and other disabilities.

    Therapists from a university in Chiang Mai, a northern city, have created a camp where young children with special needs spend days doing activities with animals, including elephants, that help sharpen their mental abilities and social skills.

    While some people remain sceptical about animal therapy, the researchers say they have obtained positive results.

    Al Jazeera's Wayne Hay reports from Chiang Mai.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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