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, “It’s Not Dog Whispering, It’s Dog Listening.” Sponsored by Oakland University’s Center for Human Animal Interventions, the presentation will be held Thursday, March 24, 2016, from   4…

Incorporating animals into occupational therapy settings

It’s well documented that animal assisted interventions result in statistically significant health benefits. That’s one reason why animal assisted therapy is increasingly popular with occupational therapists. Research by Mona Sams, Elizabeth Fortney, and Stan Willenbring, for example, documented that children with autism demonstrated significantly greater language use and social interaction in occupational therapy (OT) sessions…