Ivi is a private therapy dog that contributes to the improvement of verbal dysfunction and improves the development of mobility and socialization. Ivi also helps with psychological and emotional development as well as the condition of aversion to physical contact.
On July 14th of 2012, Georgia Exezidou gave birth to her son Anit, Who was later diagnosed with autism. When asked about the role dogs play in autism therapy, Georgia said, "It is a fact that various studies have shown that domesticated dogs have helped numerous children on the autism spectrum. I, because of my son, have personally seen the benefit of having a therapy dog. The results were immediate and noticeable. I strongly recommend to parents who happen to have children on the spectrum to get a dog. I'm really grateful to Ivi, the hero, for the help she has given my son. “
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