Dedicated to the enhancement of animal assisted therapy.
What Is Animal-Assisted Therapy?
Delta Society defines animal-assisted therapy (AAT) as “a goal directed intervention in which an animal that meets specific criteria is an integral part of the treatment process. AAT is directed and/or delivered by a health/human service professional with specialized expertise within their field. AAT is designed to promote improvement in human physical, social/emotional, and/or cognitive functioning. AAT is provided in a variety of settings and may be group or individual in nature. This process is documented and evaluated.” Utilizing AAT means that there are specified treatment goals with corresponding objectives.
What are the benefits of AAT?