Animal Assisted Intervention (IAA)
What is animal-assisted intervention?
In relations with animals go into an altered state of consciousness in which humility and nobility of spirit are part of this interaction, and therefore "desaprenem" behavior patterns of confrontation with the world and start be aware of being part of the natural world.
Because the contact with nature makes us relive the noblest sentiments and interaction with the world and makes us understand that we are an integral part.
The IAA interventions are targeted towards a specific goal as an integral part of a rehabilitation process, through the interaction between animal and patient.
These activities should be implemented by a professional therapist within the scope of practice of the profession.
This professional must set goals, guide the interaction between the animal and the patient, measure progress and evaluate the process.
The animal is part of the therapy sessions and it is through this interaction that the therapist obtains information about the patient and idea further activities to achieve results.
the animals most commonly used and are excellent therapist, are dogs, cats, horses, dolphins, farm animals, fish, and even wild or exotic animals. Each of them by their characteristics can be used in different cases.
Animals therapist most used are:
Dogs: To treat disorders (especially in children) and difficulty socializing, excessive aggressiveness, poor school performance or low self confidence. In cases of autistic children, help them connect with external reality. horsesBecause they are large animals are not talking emotionally labile, are rather proud, stubborn and you need to get there with more arrogance with humility, we must earn their trust.
In what circumstances are favorable the IAA?
-Malalts convalescents. -Casos depression. -Casos anxiety. Reduction in the level of violence. -Autisme. -Casos social exclusion. Reintegration processes. -Rehabilitació drug addiction. -Síndrome Down. -Shyness pathological. -Pacients who have suffered strokes. -Paràlisis brain. -Malalties neurodegenerative diseases. -Alteracions speech and / or learning.
–physicists: Improving motor skills, skills with a wheelchair, strengthening muscles, reduce blood pressure and heart rate, etc. –mental hi: Increase verbal interaction between members of a group, increasing attention, reduce anxiety and / or feelings of loneliness, improve mood and memory and increase self-esteem. -education: Increase vocabulary, providing knowledge of concepts such as size, color, shape, etc. -Emotive: Increasing desire to get involved in a group activity, develop interaction between people.