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  1. 1. Pet Therapy and the Benefits with Occupational Therapy<br />
  2. 2. Animal Assisted Therapy<br />MORE BENEFITS TO ENJOY WITH AN ANIMAL AROUND.<br />
  3. 3. BENEFITS OF ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY<br />REDUCES STRESS<br />HELPS COGNITION<br />HELPS DEVELOP MOTOR SKILLS<br />DERIVES COORDINATION WITH PHYSICALLY IMPAIRED<br />REAPPLY EMPATHY AND COMPASION<br />HELP ELDERS WITH <br />INDEPENDENT LIVING<br />
  4. 4. Occupational Therapy<br />PROMOTES HEALTH BY ENABLING PEOPLE TO PERFORM MEANINGFUL AND PURPOSEFUL ACTIVE PROCESS OF LIVING. Anything a person fills is meaningful to them and gives them purpose, OT will help<br />Get back a functional level to gain <br />Those activities that were once<br />Meaningful and purposeful<br />
  5. 5. ANIMALS THAT SHOW THERAPUTIC ADVANTAGES<br />Dogs- provide companionship, tactile and movement stimulation<br />Cats- generally tolerate petting for longer periods of time<br />Small mammals such as hamsters or bunnies that are easy to hold and pet.<br />Birds may promote speech. Visually impaired children brought into an aviary experience the sensation of birds in flight.<br />Horses provide movement experiences Hippotherapy<br />Fish- may be used for relaxation and visual stimulation<br />Larger mammals on farms such as sheep and pigs can be used to teach routines such as grooming and feeding.<br />Dolphins help children with critical/terminal illness, emotional, and/or physical challenges during poolside play or swimming with dolphins.<br />
  6. 6. WHERE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY AND AAT SERVICES ARE USED<br />SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES<br />PEDIATRIC CLINICS<br />
  7. 7. MORE PLACES OF USE<br />HIPPOTHERAPY<br />FISH<br />
  8. 8. FUTURE OF AAT AND OT<br />WITH THE MANY COSTLY INCREASES OF HEALTHCARE, MANY PEOPLE ARE LOOKING FOR ALTERNATE OPTIONS TO GAINING CONTROL OF THEIR HEALTH. AAT IS GROWING AND WITH THE AGING POPULATION, PETS BECOME MORE OF A GO TO THAN HOSPITALS AND MEDICINE. RESEARCH IS SHOWING INCREASE OF USE OF ANIMALS IN CONJUCTION WITH OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY<br />
  9. 9. REFERENCES<br />www.barbarasmithoccupationaltherapist.com/Pettherapy.html<br />http://animaltherapy.net/<br />http://www.pediatricot.net/<br />Occupational Therapy with Elders, Strategies for the COTA, Connon-Byers, Sue, 1998<br />

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