Dogs Improve Therapy Sessions
The comfort and joy your dog brings you is immeasurable. But can they help improve therapy sessions? Even though no one can put a hard number on just how much dogs help, there are measurable positive results from dogs being introduced into therapy sessions.
When dogs were present during therapy sessions:
- Depressed patients were more social and experienced decreases in depression.
- Children with severe ADHD showed increased attention spans.
- Autistic or developmentally disabled patients were more social, and showed increased attention spans.
- Patients with Alzheimer's experienced decreases in depression and anger, with increased attention spans.
Of course, having a dog isn't right for everyone. But if you're in the right place in life and have love to give, you might be surprised by the ways your life improves.