Emotional Support Animals for Kids

Publish Date: May 8th, 2020; Author: Darren M. Jorgenson.

Types of Assistance animals
Emotional Support Animal for any age category with any mental disorder would work the same as an adult registering for an ESA. Now a day young kids had also started to suffer from various psychological issues such as depression, anxiety, Autism, Dyslexia, etc. Hence, It is an alpha topic to discuss. Who wants their children to suffer from any mental ail. Thus an Emotional Support Animal gives a lot of support to kids who suffer from mental disorders.

Emotional Support Animals for Autistic Kids

Kids with autism are special children with some mental disabilities. The signs of autism in kids appear by 10 to 12 months sometimes by 18 months and by the age of 3 years it seems ultimate. Some common symptoms that show a child is autistic are:

  1. Lack of social involvement.
  2. Lack of interaction.
  3. Communication trouble.
  4. Rigid and repetitive nature and behavior sometimes like headshaking, arms flapping, head banging, tumbling an object again and again, etc.
  5. Difficulty in making eye contact.
  6. Limited interests limited interaction.
  7. Unacceptable to change or transition.
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A study in the US has concluded that the number of autism have increased drastically over the past few decades. The doctors are still trying to figure out the exact reason for autism but failed most of the time, concluded with genetic and environmental reasons causing autism in kids.

As there is no proper medication of autism, ESA’s prove to be a better supporter of the kids with autism.

What Parents Thinks About ESA for Their Children?

A survey conducted in the US with the families of autistic kids states that 33% of autistic families have a dog as their ESA for their kids and those families who don’t own any ESA 94% state that their children felt happy and comfortable around dogs.
As Emotional Support Animals are considered to provide a feeling of relaxation and emotional support to the people suffering from mental disabilities, doctors suggest emotional support dogs for autistic kids. It may not be a treatment, but it alleviates the pain and issues that a person goes through when not in a comfortable state of mind. The children suffering from autism and accompanied by Support Pet showed better interacting and socializing skills than the kids without Support pets.
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WHO IS THE PERFECT ESA FOR YOUR KID?

Dogs are considered as the most favorite Emotional Support Animals; they create a special affection with the owners and are sensitive, friendly, loyal, familiar, emotional, and helpful also. Kids who have autism tend to be quite introvert, have anxiety issues, phobias of social gatherings, etc. Families of these kids know the exactly suited dog for their child. Like the dogs that are overactive and noisy who keeps on barking or comes under the angriest breeds would not be ESA for your child. On the other hand, lazy and sleepy dogs might also not help your child to cope with the issues. Some breeds that are friendly and emotionally attached and understands the owners must be an excellent choice for the kids who have autism. Some of the most loved dog breeds are:
GOLDEN RETRIEVER
These dogs are gentle, patient, friendly, easy to train, loving, caring, and loyal towards their owners. This breed could help the autistic kids to act better than the other kids.
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SAINT BERNARD

A big size fluffy and gentle dog, although it has a bit stubborn nature still is very patient, kind, loving, and sweet in total. They could be an excellent option for families with autistic kids.
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NEWFOUNDLAND
Often called the ‘Good Gentle Giant’ is also an excellent option for autism. They’re very friendly and easy to train nature leads to a welcoming environment for your child.
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LABRADOR RETRIEVER
Our most favorite breed of dogs as they are super sweet and friendly, loving, and caring. Because of their high intelligence level, they are easy to train. Labrador also serves as the service dogs and therapy dogs because of their quick learning skills and high intelligence level.
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GERMAN SHEPHERD
The top-ranked breed in terms of intelligence and trainability is considered to be this breed. They have a naturally protective nature and are incredibly loyal and gentle. They are the perfect match as a pet for the families.
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BEAGLE
This cute and super friendly breed is considered to be a great ESA for your kids. Their attractive face makes children fearing of dogs, a best friend for them. With proper training, they could be the best members of your families.

All the breeds mentioned above are some of our favorites. Still, several breeds could be best for your child. It’s entirely your choice if your child feels a special connection with many kinds of dogs or even any other pet go for it.

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So you open the patio door for Maybelle to rush out. But she doesn’t. She holds back, continuing to bark. Finally, you get her outside for some peace.

It is while you are washing up carrots for dinner that you look out the kitchen window, just in time to see Maybelle eating her poop!

How to Get ESA for Your Kid?

The requirement of getting an ESA for kids is as simple as for an adult. The kid must be prescribed by a professional and licensed mental doctor or clinic, with the need for an ESA for the health benefit of the child. After the required procedure of 2-3 working days you get the ESA letter for your child so that if you and your child want to stay in a rented accommodation or want to travel with your pet anywhere, then no individual is allowed to deny or monetize your Emotional Support dog or any other pet you are having, until and unless your pet causes any fuss for any folk.Autism is a situation that is not easy to deal with, but as we say, “Something is always better than nothing.” Emotional Support Animals could show amusing results in the improvement of your children.

Autism is a situation that is not easy to deal with, but as we say, ‘Something is always better than nothing.’ ESA could show amusing results in the improvement of your children.

About Post Author

Darren M. Jorgensen has a fondness for all animals, though dogs especially, have a huge home in his heart. He enjoys quilting, making handcrafted soap and bodyworks and anything that produces practical products. Jorgensen lives with his own service dog who doubles as an Emotional Support Animal. He gets it.

Important Note

If you are looking for an ESA letter for your kids then the parents/guardians are advised to fill the form on the behalf of their children, as considered minors kids individually could not fill the form and parental guidance is necessary.
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