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What is animal assisted therapy usually used for?

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Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: Social development &

...Building mutual trust, self-confidence, self-discipline.
Both locally &in residential programs, there are many opportunities for therapy involving the care, training &enjoyment of animals. E.G., equine therapy, training seeing-eye dogs, raising a calf/lamb, etc. & of course, w/ the right animal & the right mentor, interactions w/ animals can be healthy for a child, without a formal "therapy" program.

In brief: Social development &

...Building mutual trust, self-confidence, self-discipline.
Both locally &in residential programs, there are many opportunities for therapy involving the care, training &enjoyment of animals. E.G., equine therapy, training seeing-eye dogs, raising a calf/lamb, etc. & of course, w/ the right animal & the right mentor, interactions w/ animals can be healthy for a child, without a formal "therapy" program.
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