Animal Assisted Therapy

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DEFINITION
Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) is a type of therapy that involves animals as a form of treatment.

AAT is designed to improve a patient’s social, emotional, and/or cognitive functioning. AAT is provided in a variety of settings and may be group or individual in nature.

For more information go to:

Pet Partners: http://www.petpartners.org/AAA-Tinformation

American Humane Association: http://www.americanhumane.org/interaction/programs/animal-assisted-therapy/
TO FIND PROVIDERS IN CONNECTICUT’S COMMUNITY RESOURCES DATABASE:

Search by service name: Pet Assisted Therapy

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SOURCE: Connecticut Humane Society
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CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: October2016