Animal-Assisted Therapy (Health and Medical Issues Today)
Donald Altschiller (Author)
Hardcover: 179 pages
Publisher: Greenwood; 1 edition (January 20, 2011)
Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.3 x 0.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
Series: Health and Medical Issues Today | Publication Date: January 20, 2011
The use of animals for therapy is a burgeoning form of treatment for individuals with physical, emotional, or psychological illnesses. Written for students and general readers, Animal-Assisted Therapy offers a historical overview of the practice, detailing its growth and the many ways it is practiced today.
Filled with illustrative examples, such as successful programs where children with reading problems read aloud to canine companions, the book illuminates the expansive nature and effectiveness of this therapy as it is practiced both generally and among special populations, including children, the elderly, autistic individuals, and the incarcerated. The book also provides specific information that will be of interest to pet owners who want to get involved in these programs and includes information on U.S. government requirements allowing guide dogs in public and private facilities.