The Value of Pet Therapy
Studies have confirmed the therapeutic effects of animals upon humans. Pet therapy visitations provide a warm and comforting presence, patient listeners, and a relaxing interlude to residents of healthcare facilities. Stroking a pet can aid in relaxation which relieves stress and anxiety and lowers blood pressure.
Mr. B accompanies Dr. E to the SMart Center each day to greet all the children.He loves the kids and encourages them to write to him at: SmartCenter@selectivemutismcenter.org
Mr. B has been such a wonderful asset to the SMart Center and has helped countless children feel less anxious & more comfortable during their visit.