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Unleashing the Animal in Occupational Therapy: Resources for Practice, Training, and Research – Part III, Research

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As the field of human-animal interaction (HAI) continues to gain traction, studies that straddle occupational therapy and HAI can help validate occupational therapists’ involvement in HAI-related work, such as animal-assisted therapy. However, more importantly, they can elucidate how animals can help us help our clients participate in activities that bring meaning …

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Unleashing the Animal in Occupational Therapy: Resources for Practice, Training, and Research – Part II

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Animals in Occupational Therapy If you want animals to play a role in your occupational therapy practice, education is essential. The most relevant training is in animal-assisted therapy, or AAT. (For the difference between AAT and animal-assisted activities, or AAA, see part I of this series.) Because such training is …

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