Animal assisted speech, language or feeding therapy is the planned inclusion of an animal in a patient’s treatment session. Interactions with animals can be used to:
Animals available to help in our sessions include horses, miniature horses, miniature donkeys, rabbits, sheep, and chickens.
We are pleased to offer this approach at our Islandia NY location.
According to the Human Animal Bond Research Institute, "people are happier and healthier in the presence of animals. Scientifically-documented benefits of the human-animal bond include decreased blood pressure, reduced anxiety, and enhanced feelings of well-being." In addition, research provides evidence of the following benefits: