Taking Advantage of The Natural Human-Animal Bond
Animal-Assisted Therapy takes place when an animal becomes a fundamental part of a person’s treatment or therapy session. Today trained therapy animals are increasingly being used to interact with children on the autism spectrum.
Children with autism have varying degrees of difficulty with social, communication and emotional skills. Often, therapy animals are a bridge between child and therapist by taking the pressure off the child allowing them to relax helping them to focus on therapeutic goals. The results are almost always favorable, especially when more traditional forms of therapy have fallen short.