Sprectrum Project 3 - Animals With A Purpose

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From children with autism to veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, how the healing touch of animals improves the health and spirit of their owners. We explore this growing field of animal-assisted therapy through the eyes of the owners, trainers and practitioners.
 
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Horses for Physical Therapy and Emotional Growth
How a young girl with autism benefits from the healing power of animals at Kiddy Up Ranch in Port Richey, FL.

Nick John
Carlos Viteri

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Finding Emotional Support
A University of South Florida student explains his struggle with anxiety disorders and his quest to find a service dog. We follow his journey to Canines for Hope in Palm City, Florida.

Doris Alvarez
Amanda Castillo
Kody Joiner

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Training and Development
From professional to home training, we discover the process of preparing an animal for service.

Aurora Filipski
Tyler Smith
Brett Jacobs

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Treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Animals provide a sense of security and calming effects for individuals suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder. Sufferers of PTSD discuss the advantages and challenges of owning a service animal.

Tavondra Price
Lee Buese
Wey Lin
Dennis Walker
Chris Andrews

 
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