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Visiting UF's therapy dog, Sigmund

Scientific studies have shown that dogs can reduce stress, lower blood pressure and increase dopamine. With this in mind, several psychologists have begun to use dogs for Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT). 396 more words

Meet Violette & Chou Chou : our therapy dogs for children with autism and other special needs

I love my work. It’s such a pleasure working with the children at my learning center. They all have different personalities and different learning goals in place but one thing that everyone here shares is their LOVE for Violette and Chou Chou : our therapy dogs! 738 more words

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Summit charts course for human animal interventions ethics, best practices

The Oakland University Center for Human Animal Interventions (CHAI) recently (August 12-14, 2015) hosted its first Learning Summit at the school’s Rochester, Mich., campus. The event brought together a small group of elite industry thought-leaders from around the country to discuss the state of the industry and review what’s needed for legitimacy and growth. 902 more words

Attend free animal welfare in animal assisted therapy lecture

If you’re in the Oakland County, Michigan area and are interested in learning more about working with dogs in animal assisted therapy (AAT), consider attending the free lecture, “ 179 more words

Paro - therapeutic robot seal

PARO is an interactive robotic seal. This cuddly and responsive robot provides undemanding interactions and can deliver outcomes similar to animal-assisted therapy.  Even better, Alzheimer’s Australia Vic has 2 Paro seals available for hire! 588 more words

Quality Of Life For People With Dementia

A Narrative Review of Qualitative and Quantitative Research in Equine-assisted Social Work or Therapy – Addressing Gaps and Contradictory Results

This article reviews the published literature narrative about equine-assisted or equine-facilitated social work or therapy, a growing area of interventions. The purpose is to shed light on gaps and contradictory results in previous studies between 2000-2014. 232 more words

Our First Post & Our Journey Thus Far

Thanks for reading our first post! Neither Kristin nor I have ever had a blog, or really posted much online so this is a new experience. 437 more words

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