Document Type

Poster

Publication Date

4-7-2016

Abstract

Background:

Integrating animals into occupational therapy intervention with individuals of various health conditions…

  • Incorporating animals into an OT intervention plan is unique and can be an alternative to traditional device. Research suggests the animals may be viewed as a form of assistive technology(Camp, 2001).
  • Occupational therapy intervention incorporating animals may:
  • Increase participation in the community
  • Augment the individual’s independence
  • Positively impact the individual's psychosocial functioning (Camp, 2001)

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