About Us

The Canine Modality Specialists

Canine

Dog

Modality

Method of treatment. Modalities are ways in which medical professionals go about treating a condition. Examples include therapy balls, wheelchairs, walkers, surgery, medication, speech communication devices, or any other modality (Yes, even dogs!) used to assist the patient in healing and becoming more independent.

Specialist

One who concentrates his or her efforts in a specialized activity, field or practice.

Simply stated, we are a “LIVING” treatment modality used in Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy and/or Physical Therapy designed to:

  • paw Increase the number of repetitions a patient does
  • paw Increase the amount of time a patient will stay on task
  • paw Increase the desire to try new skills
  • paw Increase independence
  • paw Decrease the amount of fear/resistance in taking the next step
  • paw Decrease the amount of time and difficulty in making trasitions from one activity to another
  • paw Decrease the amount of fear/resistance in taking the next step
  • paw Decrease behavioral issues

As Canine Modality Specialists, our non-profit organization provides interactive canine/patient activities for disabled children and adults. With over 70 learned behaviors, our dogs stir up the will to make that next step towards independence.