The Washington Post: Girl’s Therapy is Easier with Four-Legged Helpers

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April 04, 2013
Kennedy Krieger’s inpatients benefit from animal-assisted therapy during intensive rehabilitation.

A few weeks later, Asheauna arrived for a months-long stay at Baltimore’s Kennedy Krieger Institute, a hospital that helps injured children and teenagers learn how to move again and how to perform activities that they need to do in everyday life. It can be hard work to learn how to use your arms and legs again, but Kennedy Krieger tries to make it as much fun as possible through activities including field trips, cooking lessons and an unusual program with four-legged friends.  
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