Wednesday, 12 November 2014

The Benefits of a Golden Retriever in OT.

Ever wondered about the use of animals in therapy or combined with occupational therapy?
 
The video below gives a good idea as to the benefit of including animals (in this case a Golden Retriever dog) in O.T. sessions. It shows a little about an O.T. room and the importance of selecting play / activities that are meaningful to the person.

Notice how much movement, interaction and response is obtained by the little boy by placing him both in an OT room with a skilled O.T. together with a loving dog who is trained for this purpose too.

 


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This post is prepared for you by:
Shoshanah Shear
Occupational Therapist, Healing Facilitator
Certified Infant Massage Instructor
Certified Kallah Teacher
Artist and Author

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