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About Us
Since July 2009, the Brody Project has been providing services in Naples Florida to frail elders at Moorings Park Continuing Care Retirement Community, and since August 2011 women and children who are victims of domestic violence residing at at the Shelter for Abused Women & Children have been receiving our AAT services.

View our work here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJbE2DTMKzo
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Medical research demonstrates that animals can improve physical, emotional, cognitive and social health.   Pet interactions reduce stress, depression and anxiety—conditions which weaken the immune system causing illness. At the same time, pet interactions boost the good brain chemicals (endorphins) which produce happiness and relaxation. Both humans AND animals are positively impacted!  This can be defined as the Human-Animal Bond.

AAT is designed to promote improvement in human physical abilities, social skills, psychological well being, and cognitive function.


Sample Therapeutic Goals Utilizing Brody Project Teams :

GROSS MOTOR SKILLS
Range of Motion • Balance • Endurance

Walking
Throwing ball
Grooming animal
Bending to place water bowl
Reaching for animal

FINE MOTOR SKILLS
Dexterity • Flexibility

Grooming animal
Buckling collar/leash
Tying and untying scarf

COGNITIVE FUNCTION
Memory • Problem Solving

Remembering names, breeds, history
Choosing game or toy
Giving appropriate commands
Mrs. Sara Lee Brody
To create a living legacy
to her mother, Sara Brody,
Paula Brody founded The
Brody Project for Animal
Assisted Therapy in
recognition of the many
healing benefits from the
human-animal bond.
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SPEECH THERAPY
Finding Words • Enunciation • Projection

Remembering names, breed, history
Giving commands

SENSORY STIMULATION
Facial Responsiveness • Muscle Relaxation

Feel of fur & body warmth
Hearing animal sounds
Feeling & Hearing purring

PSYCHO-SOCIAL SESSIONS
Individual & Group

Complete acceptance by animal
Feeling of trust & safety
Enhance therapeutic relationship
Increased social interaction
Mood elevation/stress Reduction