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Animal Facilitation in Occupational and Physical Therapy Sessions

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GOALS
ACTIVITIES

Increased Upper Extremity
Range of Motion

Throws Object For Dog To Retrieve

Uses Hand Signals To Command Dog


Use Of Leash To Maneuver Dog


Pats, Strokes, And Brushes Dog



Balance
Pats, Brushes Dog From Various
Positions, (Sitting,
Kneeling, Standing)

Throws Objects For Dog To Retrieve From Various Positions,
(Seated On Mat Kneeling, Standing, etc.)



Mobility
Ambulates With Dog, With Or Without Device

Dog Walks With Pt. During Wheelchair


Propulsion



Improved Coordination

Reaching For Objects Dog Has Retrieved


Brushing And Patting Dog


Throwing Objects For Dog (Releasing)



Tone Inhibition

Patting And Brushing Dog To Promote Relaxation