Where it can help

  • Medical procedure, people may have less anxiety if a dog is present.

  • In rehabilitation, people may be more motivated to recover and practice their therapy when working with a dog.

  • People who have sensory disabilities can sometimes communicate more easily with a dog. This encourages more interaction with healthcare providers and other people.

  • people undergoing chemotherapy

  • residents in long-term care facilities

  • people hospitalized with chronic health issues

  • veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder

  • children having physical or dental procedures

  • stroke victims and people undergoing physical therapy to regain motor skills

  • people with mental health disorders

Literacy

  • May help anyone whom may be struggling with literacy for a variety of reasons

  • Public Library, schools, tutoring schools

  • Clients reading below grade level

  • In rehabilitation, people may be more motivated to recover and practice their speech out loud when working with a dog.

  • residents in long-term care facilities

  • people hospitalized with chronic health issues

  • stroke victims and people undergoing physical therapy to regain reading, literacy and speech skills

  • people with literacy disorders

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