Semin Speech Lang 2022; 43(01): 001-007
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1741555
Review Article

Animal-Assisted Intervention in Speech-Language Pathology: Practical, Clinical, and Theoretical Considerations

Sharon M. Antonucci
1   MossRehab Aphasia Center, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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Interest in animal-assisted interventions within the field of communication sciences and disorders is growing. As more clinicians become interested in engaging in animal-assisted therapy (AAT) and more researchers begin to study its potential benefits, it will be critical for all stakeholders to demonstrate knowledge of the standards and qualifications for service delivery as well as the challenges that must be met in developing an evidence base for clinical practice. This review highlights some of the foundational information relevant to AAT in the context of speech-language pathology.

Publication History

Article published online:
08 February 2022

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