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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Pets As Therapy
A national charity that was founded back in 1983 that provides therapeutic visits to special needs schools, hospitals and hospices with the team of volunteers and their pet dogs and cats. The site provides details of their fundraising activities and how to get involved.