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Big bullet   Benefits of AAT

orange-paw bullet   Psychological benefits
    Interaction with animals helps in bringing individuals out of their world into ours
  • Increase in attention span and concentration
  • Increase in self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Increase in motivation to participate in tasks and group activities
  • Better interactions with people (social skills)
  • Increase in vocalizations
  • Reduction in verbal and physical aggression
  • Increase in responsibility (caring, grooming and feeding)
  • Provides appropriate outlets for safe touch and interaction
  • Helps alleviate loneliness and depression
 
 
 
orange-paw bullet   Physical benefits
    Therapy animals have a way of accepting people without qualification
  • Improvement in fine and gross motor skills
  • Improvement in standing balance and wheelchair skills
  • Reduces hyperactivity
  • Lowers blood pressure and heart rate
 
 

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