Animal Assisted Therapy

Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) is a type of therapy which involves the presence of an animal and a trained animal therapist who uses strategies and goal directed intervention for improving the condition of a child with autism. Interacting with animals can help children with autism to develop physically and improve their strength, coordination, and physical abilities.

What are the benefits of Animal Therapy?

Below listed are a few benefits of animal therapy:

  • Increases attention span and concentration
  • Reduction in sensory defensiveness
  • Maintaining a relaxed and positive state of mind
  • Enhances social skills and transferable skills of empathy
  • Helps the child learn about unconditional love
  • Improves self-confidence
  • Overall well being

Research has shown that the presence of an animal leads to an improvement in immunological function, concentration and mood and when this is applied with children who have autism it can lead to pro-social behaviours such as attention, engagement and meaningful conversation. It also leads to reliably reducing the needs to be isolated and self –stimulating behaviours thus facilitating positive experiences.

About Autism Child Development Centre

We are offering latest treatments under one roof in a comfortable & child-friendly environment. Our aim is to provide multi-disciplinary rehabilitation for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other neurodevelopmental disorders like Mental retardation, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Cerebral palsy, Rett syndrome, Learning disability, Global developmental delay, etc.


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NeuroGen Brain and Spine Institute, StemAsia Hospital & Research Centre, Plot 19, Sector 40, Next to Seawood Grand Central Station (W), Nerul (W), Off. Palm Beach Road, Navi Mumbai - 400706. Maharastra, India.

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