Animal-Assisted Activities and Therapies

Animal therapies are a group of therapies that involve a person interacting with animals in one form or another. For example, the person with autism may use an assistance dog, swim with or touch dolphins, learn to ride and groom a horse, or keep a pet hamster.

Different animal therapies are designed to achieve different aims. For example, the animal therapy may be designed to reduce fear of specific animals, teach responsibility and commitment, teach problem-solving and decision-making skills, improve language and social skills, or give the person with autism and his carers an enjoyable time.

Specific Animal Therapies

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14 Jun 2018