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What Makes Animal Assisted Therapy so Great Part 2

Benefits of AAT The benefits of AAT for individuals have been shown to include consistent improvements over four main areas: * Autism spectrum symptoms (e.g., positive social interactions and communication) * Medical difficulties (e.g., lowering of heart rate and...

What makes Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) so great? Part 1

What makes Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) so great? Part 1

I thought I would share some things over the coming weeks about what makes quality AAT so great. I want to be able to help people understand what this approach brings to therapy which makes it different from other more traditional modalities, and why it is important to make sure your therapist and their animal are appropriately trained.