One commonly documented strength among individuals with FASDs is that they tend to work well with animals. Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) is delivered by a professional service provider, such as a recreation therapist, and is designed to promote improvements in physical, emotional, social, or cognitive functioning. Animals used in AAT can include cats, rabbits, birds, fish, and perhaps most commonly, horses and dogs.
Source: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Competency-Based Curriculum Development Guide for Medical and Allied Health Education and Practice. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, 2008. Print.
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