Animal Assisted Therapy

Animal-Assisted Therapy

Research has shown that utilizing animals in therapy can make profound impact in many facets of a child development and therapy. There are many types of Animal-Assisted Therapy ranging from the use of dogs, to cats, even to small animals such as fish and hamsters.Therapists rely on techniques such as monitoring a child’s behavior with the animal, their tone of voice, and indirect interviewing.These techniques are used, along with the child’s pet or other animal, in order to gain information. The applied technique that generates the most helpful information about the victim’s experience is telling the child that the animal wants to know how they are feeling or what happened. If you would like to learn more about our Animal-Assisted Therapy sessions or The Children’s Center for Therapy and Learning you can fill out our contact form or give us a call and one of our team members will gladly answer any questions you may have.