Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT)
Animal-assisted therapy is a type of therapy that involves an animal with very specific therapy skills and qualities that form a major part of a person’s treatment. Animal-assisted therapy is aimed at improving the physical, social and emotional needs of people with disabilities and special needs and often works on a level that cannot be obtained by professional consultants and medical teams.
Many kinds of animals are used in therapy, including dogs, cats and even elephants, horses, birds, dolphins, rabbits as well as monkeys and other small animals. Animal assisted therapy with horses is known specifically as equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP). Find sites listed here offering animal assisted therapy details along with contacts and specific information about the individual animal assisted therapy provided.
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PAWS: Animal Assisted Therapy
PAWS is an Essex based company providing Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) with their therapy dog, Frank the Newfoundland. Being a Newfoundland, Frank is an exceptionally large dog with an extremely gentle nature. Sarah is a qualified special needs teacher and animal assisted therapy practitioner. Visit their site to discover how Frank and Sarah can help special needs adults and children to achieve greater social and therapeutic goals.