Animal-Assisted Therapy (Health and Medical Issues Today) by Donald Altschiller

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By Donald Altschiller

Using animals for remedy is a burgeoning kind of remedy for people with actual, emotional, or mental health problems. Written for college students and common readers, Animal-Assisted treatment deals a historic evaluation of the perform, detailing its development and the numerous methods it's practiced at the present time. jam-packed with illustrative examples, equivalent to winning courses the place little ones with interpreting difficulties learn aloud to dogs partners, the e-book illuminates the expansive nature and effectiveness of this remedy because it is practiced either more often than not and between particular populations, together with kids, the aged, autistic participants, and the incarcerated. The publication additionally offers particular details that would be of curiosity to puppy proprietors who are looking to get entangled in those courses and comprises info on U.S. executive necessities permitting advisor canines in private and non-private amenities.

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10. Pavlides, M. (2008) Animal-assisted interventions for individuals with autism. 75–76. 11. Ibid, p. 134. 12. Ibid, p. 135. 13. Cited in (2008) Powerful Bond between People and Pets. p. 125. 14. Ibid. p. 127. 15. Cited in Pavlides (2008), p. 163–169. 16. Ibid. p. 165. 17. Fine, Aubrey H. (2006) Handbook of Animal-Assisted Therapy. 2nd ed. p. 374. REFERENCES Anderson, Elizabeth P. (2008) The Powerful Bond between People and Pets. Westport, CT: Praeger. Chandler, C. (2001) Animal-assisted therapy in counseling and school setting.

Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, for example, have been involved in a therapeutic riding program at the Fort Myer Army Base in Arlington, Virginia. Most poignantly, these combat veterans, some of whom have become amputees, are trained on horses that have been used for military funerals at Arlington National Cemetery. In an interview on the television show Good Morning America, Army Specialist Natasha McKinnon, who lost a leg in Iraq, cheerfully noted, “When I get up on the horse, I feel like I have two legs.

Golan, P. (2009) “The smooth collie shows the way” Jerusalem Report, May 11, 12–14. 14. Cited in Kawamura, N. et al. ” Journal of Psychosocial Nursing 47, 43. 15. Kawamura, N. et al. (2009), 41–45. 16. Lutwack-Bloom, P. et al. ” Journal of Gerontological Social Work 44, 137–159. 17. Levinson, B. ” Mental Hygiene 53, 364–368. 18. Katcher (1983), 293. 19. Kaiser, L. et al. ” Western Journal of Nursing Research, 24, 671–683. S. prisons occurred during World War II at Camp Stark in New Hampshire. 1 These animals reportedly brought the prison guards, the German POW, and the local town residents into some type of harmony.

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