This is Part 1 of a two-part series. This course will review the evidence base for animal-assisted therapy (AAT), including discussion of areas where further research is needed, and will describe uses of AAT in speech-language treatment for cognitive and communication impairments including autism, dementia, traumatic brain injury, and aphasia.
(Part 2: Course 9436)
Course created on October 8, 2020
- After this course, participants will be able to define animal-assisted therapy.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe existing evidence regarding the impact of animals on speech, language, and cognitive treatment outcomes.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify gaps in the existing AAT evidence base.
|5-10 Minutes||Animal-assisted activities (AAA) vs. Animal-assisted therapy (AAT)|
|10-15 Minutes||Service vs. therapy animals|
|15-25 Minutes||General patterns in the AAT evidence base|
|25-55 Minutes||Research regarding the use of AAT for those with cognitive or communication impairments|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Dr. Antonucci is a clinical researcher who has been working with those with aphasia and their families since 2001. Her work in aphasia rehabilitation integrates principles of cognitive neuropsychology with those of the life participation approach to aphasia. She directs research in assessment and treatment of lexical retrieval impairment in aphasia, outcome measurement for group aphasia treatment, and animal-assisted treatment for people with aphasia. Her work has been funded by the NIH, ASHA, and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation, and she was one of four inaugural recipients of the Tavistock Trust for Aphasia Distinguished Scholar Award.
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