Date Published: January 27, 2023
In this recorded webinar, Leanne Nieforth, Ph.D., discusses animal-assisted interventions, how they might be used to help individuals with autism, and the status of research related to animal-assisted interventions for autism.
Who is Leanne Nieforth?
Leanne Nieforth is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine. She earned her Ph.D. in Human-Animal Interaction at Purdue University, and both her M.S. (Communication) and her B.S. (Animal Science) at North Carolina State University. Her research focuses on discovering the science behind human-animal interaction. She is passionate about understanding how we can partner with animals to create effective interventions for the benefit of both the people and the animals involved.
- Presentation Slides (PDF)
- Read the companion SPARK article, What Do We Really Know about Animal Interventions for Autism?