Dealing with organizational issues – Organizational difficulties are a small indication of the
larger issue of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. As part of the regular preparations for
sessions, the patient is expected to prepare the equipment needed for the session. In other words,
treatment can be seen to begin even before the session, when the patient is given responsibility to
think about the order of actions he must carry out so as to work on a training command. For
example, the patient needs to prepare two snacks and a cracker, and then give the dog the order,
and reinforce it with a clicker and a treat. At the end of the session, the patient has to return all
the equipment to its place tidily. These small actions are part of the cumulative basic executive
tasks, which the patients need to deal with in their daily life.
Working with children on the autism spectrum – Children diagnosed with difficulties in
communication and social skills. The purpose of the therapy is to teach reading of body language
and understanding social situations, giving tools for the right approach to making contact.
Therefore, the instruction and training of a therapeutic dog trainer is very significant in providing
intentional response such as bending towards the patient, making eye contact, and maintaining