Animal-Assisted Therapy (Health and Medical Issues Today) by Donald Altschiller

By Donald Altschiller

Using animals for treatment is a burgeoning kind of therapy for people with actual, emotional, or mental health problems. Written for college kids and common readers, Animal-Assisted treatment deals a old assessment of the perform, detailing its development and the various methods it really is practiced at the present time. choked with illustrative examples, akin to winning courses the place teenagers with analyzing difficulties learn aloud to dogs partners, the e-book illuminates the expansive nature and effectiveness of this remedy because it is practiced either mostly and between unique populations, together with teenagers, the aged, autistic contributors, and the incarcerated. The publication additionally presents particular details that would be of curiosity to puppy vendors who are looking to get entangled in those courses and comprises info on U.S. govt requisites permitting consultant canine in private and non-private amenities.

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P. 374. REFERENCES Anderson, Elizabeth P. (2008) The Powerful Bond between People and Pets. Westport, CT: Praeger. Chandler, C. (2001) Animal-assisted therapy in counseling and school setting. ERIC ED459404 (accessible on the Internet). Fine, Aubrey H. (2006) Handbook on Animal-Assisted Therapy. Amsterdam/ Boston: Elsevier/Academic Press, 2nd ed. Chapter 10. Gardner, Nuala (2008) A Friend like Henry: The remarkable true story of an autistic boy and the dog that unlocked his world. Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks.

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To initially socialize the dogs, the women inmates at this minimum-security institution were trained as dog handlers. The canines later received advanced training from Southeastern and then were given to individuals with severe vision problems. After the women were released from prison, they were able to attend a vocational school and earn a veterinary technician certificate. Two federal military prisons housing Army inmates offered prisoner programs to train service, hearing, and social therapy dogs.

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