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Tue, Jan 8 | By Matt Van Hoven | 647

ENGLAND – A British girl who suffers from a chromosomal defect, learning disabilities and autism was thought to be unable to communicate. That is, until she met a herd of cows. According to the Daily Mail, four-year-old Rose Willcocks… more ›

Challenged Girl's First “Words” to Animals
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Charleshjr
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Charleshjr
5 years ago

animals have such a healing effect on everyone it does not surprise me that this little girl made a connection

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Christy M.
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Christy M.
5 years ago

What a great story. I hope the treatment is still working.

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Nang
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Nang
5 years ago

its amazing how animals and children relate

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Jackie L.
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Jackie L.
5 years ago

I hope the animals continue to help this little girl.

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Kim P.
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Kim P.
5 years ago

what a great story! good for her!

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Rhonda T.
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Rhonda T.
5 years ago

I would like to read a follow up on this story if they take her to the US. Near us is a therapy center that uses animals. It is quite remarkable how people with special needs (or anyone ) responds to animals.

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Elgatosinnombre
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Elgatosinnombre
5 years ago

amazing!

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Dorothy H.
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Dorothy H.
5 years ago

If it works, in this case, I am all for it. Wonderful to see the little girl trying to connect with the animals.

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Allison M.
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Allison M.
5 years ago

This is just amazing, but doesn't surprise me. Animals are comforting and don't judge.

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LilyK
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LilyK
5 years ago

It's a lot easier to talk with animals. They don't belittle you and they are great listeners. It's so good to hear they have found something to help this little girl. Hopefully she will benefit from all the talking with the animals.

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Oldmaidcatwoman
6 years ago

I think if I were the parents, I would be rushing out to get this girl a farm to live on (assuming I could afford it, of course).

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DDRau
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DDRau
6 years ago

Wonderful relief for these parents to get their child to communicate at all! Animals are so non-threatening.

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MaxxieBrown
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MaxxieBrown
6 years ago

Unbelievable what animals can do when you think there is no hope. I have a feeling that when she grows up, she will end up doing something with animals.

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Joann555
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Joann555
6 years ago

Animal therapy!

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Stephanie O.
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Stephanie O.
6 years ago

That is so cool...animals can do so much for people! I hope the little girl benefits immensely from her animal therapy.

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Sharon S.
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Sharon S.
6 years ago

Another case of pet therapy. Pets are amazing. I hope the little girl is able to experience more animal therapy.

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Rebecca
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Rebecca
6 years ago

I love to see how animals help kids!

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Michelle H.
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Michelle H.
6 years ago

This shows the strong connections we can have with animals.

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Gretchen B.
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Gretchen B.
6 years ago

So sweet! Glad to hear of the further opportunites.

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Penguin
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Penguin
6 years ago

Animal love brings out the best in people. Animals are great. I'm so glad that they discovered being around animals helps this little girl.

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esther d.
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esther d.
6 years ago

As a special ed teacher of severely disabled students, I've seen animals help them in many ways.

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Rene3
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Rene3
6 years ago

Animals are so wonderful!

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Anna
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Anna
6 years ago

Aww, I love the way animals encourage people! Amazing!

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Emily
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Emily
6 years ago

Autism is such a sad situation. Good luck to little Rose and her family. I hope others with children affected can learn from this article.

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Alex J.
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Alex J.
6 years ago

I think that animals for theripy is a good idea.I sure hope it workes

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Carryl D.
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Carryl D.
6 years ago

Animals as therapy..not a new concept..but new to this family...Best of luck to them through this newly opened door.

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Loosey
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Loosey
6 years ago

Amazing!! I hope she progresses!!!!!!

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Mary G.
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Mary G.
6 years ago

Nice story and smart parents. Observing little four-year-old Rose's interaction with the cows and recognizing a break-through they have found hope in animal-related therapy alternatives. Poor baby will probably never be whole in the traditional sense but at least there is hope.

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Loishill
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Loishill
6 years ago

Animals are great

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Ashlee S.
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Ashlee S.
6 years ago

Nice story

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Linds0331
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Linds0331
6 years ago

animals really do help people heal

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Lisa B.
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Lisa B.
6 years ago

Very nice story. Hope little Rose continues to progress with the help of her animal friends.

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Annemarie S.
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Annemarie S.
6 years ago

That's awesome. It's a shame they have to come all the way to the US for the specialized therapy.

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Cindy M.
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Cindy M.
6 years ago

I'm glad they are following through with this. We all know how are pets listen and help us all the time.

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Barbara K.
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Barbara K.
6 years ago

I wonder if they might be better off in having one therapy animal all the time, rather than switching off.

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Adriana  C.
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Adriana C.
6 years ago

Aww this is wonderful. <3

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Katie A.
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Katie A.
6 years ago

heartwarming story

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mARY ANN M.
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mARY ANN M.
6 years ago

Very cool. A very curious disorder, autism and seems to be drastically on the rise.

I have read other stories about autism and animal therapy...on this site another one about horse therapy and an autistic girl. The wonders of animals. Just shows us how they deserve to be treated well.

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Chrissy
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Chrissy
6 years ago

This is amazing!

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Rachel G.
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Rachel G.
6 years ago

This is awesome. I definitely hope this helps her in many ways.

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Kate H.
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Kate H.
6 years ago

Animals make the best therapists

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Sara S.
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Sara S.
6 years ago

animal therapy rules!

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D. Rene
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D. Rene
6 years ago

Another story about how amazing animals can be.

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Sharon L.
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Sharon L.
6 years ago

This little girl needs lots of sensory integration activities to help her develop. The connection with animals says a lot for her potential. I hope her parents seek every
possible avenue to get the help they need for their sweet little girl.

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jan l.
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jan l.
6 years ago

I think this is very possible. It is a fact that patients in nursing homes will open up to animals when they won't communicate with anyone else, even family members.

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Jill6Johnson
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Jill6Johnson
6 years ago

Great story. Animals are great for many reasons.

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Jholt
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Jholt
6 years ago

Therapy with animals is so successful! A shame there is none available in her own country, glad the U.S. can provide it for her. Excellent!

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WANSTREET
6 years ago

I hope the animal therapy will be a great tool for her. Sometimes I would rather talk to animals too.

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Loishill
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Loishill
6 years ago

I hope this information can help others

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Arb1752
6 years ago

are there none in the UK

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