Groups offered in partnership with our occupational therapists:

  • Raccoon Group, for agile fingers development and of fine motor control


  • Elephant Group, for better coordination and development of gross motor control


  • Penguin Group, to break the ice and development of social skills


  • Rhinoceros Group, for strong emotional control and development of self-regulation

Groups are 4-6 weeks in length with a maximum of 6 children per group

How can animal assisted therapy benefit my child?

Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) is an intervention strategy based on the triangular relationship between the client, the specially selected animal partner, and the certified AAT professional. This approach involves methods by which clients interact with animals, communicate via animals, or are active for animals.


According to the Corporation de Zoothérapeute de Québec (CZQ) the objective on an AAT intervention is to improve the psychological, physical, emotional, cognitive or social well being of each client according to his or her individual needs.


  • Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) is a goal directed intervention in which an animal meeting specific criteria is an integral part of the treatment process. AAT is designed to promote improvement in human physical, social, emotional or cognitive function.


  • Animal Assisted Education (AAE) is a planned and structured intervention directed and /or delivered by an educational and related service professional with specific academic or educational goals.


  • Animal Assisted Activities (AAA) provides opportunities for motivation, education or recreation to enhance quality of life.


Animal Assisted Therapy, like many other types of interventions, is best integrated as part of an interdisciplinary approach to development, something we strongly beleive in here at Enfants en Équi-Libre.