Animal Assisted Therapy - Aspect 3
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types of animal therapy and their benefits and challenges
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Tami Yaklich's comment, March 25, 2013 10:05 PM
Interesting info about the types of therapy
Tami Yaklich's comment, March 25, 2013 10:05 PM
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Hippotherapy As A Treatment Strategy « American Hippotherapy Association

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Jen Navari's comment, March 18, 2013 9:06 PM
Hippotherapy is the use of a horses movement to provide therapy. The horse provides a rhythmic and repetitive movement. It is a great tool to help with mobility. Riding a horse increases your balance and the strength in your lower body. This can help with control, balance, postural strength and endurance.
Jen Navari's comment, March 18, 2013 9:08 PM
The use of hippotherapy with physical therapy: They use horses movement to help increase motor ability such as sitting, standing, and walking.
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What is Equine Therapy?

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Equine therapy is a therapeutic measure which involves using horses to facilitate growth and therapy.
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Jen Navari's comment, March 18, 2013 12:52 PM
Equine therapy is when we use horses to provide therapy. This includes instruction on horse care, grooming, saddling, and basic riding skills.
Jen Navari's comment, March 18, 2013 12:55 PM
Horse therapy often helps with troubled youth. One example is when an instructor lets the horse stand in the middle of the arena and the child has to get the horse to move to the out side without touching the horse. They often clap, yell, or whistle but it never works. The method of this is to get the child to figure out the best way to do something with out yelling, clapping, or forcing.
Jen Navari's comment, March 18, 2013 12:57 PM
Equine therapy has shown to: increase confidence, self-efficacy, self-concept, communication, trust, decreased isolation, self-acceptance, impulse control, social skills, and spiritual connection.
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Project POOCH - Our History

Project POOCH - Our History | Animal Assisted Therapy - Aspect 3 | Scoop.it
Project POOCH is non-profit dog adoption program where incarcerated youth train shelter dogs and find them homes. It has been nationally recognized for its service to animals and the community.
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What is a "Therapy Dog"?

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Jen Navari's comment, March 18, 2013 9:23 PM
Animal Assisted therapy dog - These dogs help physical and occupational therapists. The dogs help a patient with gaining motion in limbs, motor skills, or regaining pet care skills.
Jen Navari's comment, March 18, 2013 9:25 PM
Facility Therapy dog - Normal work in nursing homes. They are meant to work with Alzheimer's deisease or a mental illness and keep them out of getting into trouble.
Jen Navari's comment, March 18, 2013 9:26 PM
The dogs must be well tempered, not shed excessively, well socialized, and love to make people happy. All dogs have to be certified.
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| Home | Dolphin Therapy – Antalya

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Jen Navari's comment, March 18, 2013 12:43 PM
Swimming with dolphins has shown to decrease depression. When swimming with them studies have shown that endorphins are released in our brian, which is a chemical that controls our happiness. Other studies have shown that the ultrasound waves that the dolphins give off can help heal wounds.
Jen Navari's comment, March 18, 2013 12:46 PM
A Dolphin therapy session last 10 days. The patients get to swim with the dolphins everyday for 30 minutes then watch a dolphin show. When the child see the dolpin preforming all these tricks they become more interested and want to become more involved.
Jen Navari's comment, March 18, 2013 12:49 PM
Dolphin therapy has shown to: Accelerate learning process, increase attention span, enhance concentration, compassion, and interest in the outside world, improve social, linguistic, and motor skills, stronger immune system, increased courage, self-confidence, and inner peace, deceased depression and fobias.
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THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS OF ANIMALS

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Jen Navari's comment, March 18, 2013 9:13 PM
Having a pet around the house has shown to: Decrease blood pressure, cholesterol levels, triglyceride levels, decreased feelings of loneliness, stress and anxiety, increased psychological well being, opportunities for exercise, and opportunities for social interaction.