Animal-assisted therapy and occupational therapy

@article{Andreasen2017AnimalassistedTA,
  title={Animal-assisted therapy and occupational therapy},
  author={G F Andreasen and Tiffany C. Stella and Megan Wilkison and Christy Szczech Moser and Allison Hoelzel and Laura Hendricks},
  journal={Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, \& Early Intervention},
  year={2017},
  volume={10},
  pages={1 - 17}
}
ABSTRACT The use of animals for therapeutic purposes has been documented in the literature for centuries. This review will highlight evidence of the benefits of animal-assisted therapy as well as provide a plethora of resources for therapists interested in learning more about how animals can provide restorative benefits for their clients. 

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