Ellen Herlache-Pretzer, Melissa Winkle, Kristin Brown, Brianna Bommarito, Jodi Andres, Sarah Hoffmann, Amanda Ewer; The Impacts of Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) on Active Participation in Therapy Sessions: A Descriptive Case Series Study. Am J Occup Ther 2020;74(4_Supplement_1):7411515408. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO5719
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Date Presented 03/27/20
This case series examined differences in participation in OT sessions involving AAT versus no AAT. Nine children with neurological conditions completed three similar activities, once with and once without AAT. Repetitions and length of engagement were recorded for each activity. No consistent differences between the conditions were recorded, perhaps because the integration of a dog added a dynamic component, affecting how activities were completed.
Primary Author and Speaker: Ellen Herlache-Pretzer
Additional Authors and Speakers: Melissa Winkle
Contributing Authors: Kristin Brown, Brianna Bommarito, Jodi Andres, Sarah Hoffmann, Amanda Ewer
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