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Incorporating Animal-Assisted Therapy into Speech-Language Pathology Clinical Practice: An Overview

Course: #9436Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Live WebinarTue, Oct 13, 2020 at 3:00 pm EDT

This is Part 2 of a two-part series. In this course, practical guidelines will be reviewed related to incorporating animal-assisted therapy into clinical practice. This overview will include information regarding training requirements for animal-handler teams, benefits/challenges of the SLP acting as a handler, and clinical decision-making, including goal-setting, when incorporating animals into speech-language pathology clinical care.

(Part 1: Course 9434)

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Live Webinar

Tue, Oct 13, 2020 at 3:00 pm EDT

CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; IACET/0.1; Kansas LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to list skills and aptitude required for animal-handler teams.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe benefits and challenges of SLPs also acting as animal handlers.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe goal-writing for clients with whom animal-assisted therapy is incorporated into treatment.

Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-10 Minutes Animal-assisted activities (AAA) vs. Animal-assisted therapy (AAT)
10-15 Minutes Service vs. therapy animals
15-30 Minutes Skills and aptitudes of animal-handler teams
30-40 Minutes Weighing whether to become a clinician/handler
40-55 Minutes Session planning and goal-writing in animal-assisted therapy
55-60 Minutes Summary, Q&A

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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Sharon Antonucci was paid an honorarium for this presentation. She is employed by the Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, and has received grant funding for research into the use of AAT in aphasia rehabilitation. Nonfinancial: Dr. Antonucci serves on the Aphasia Access Research Working Group and on the Editorial Board (aphasia section) for the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.

Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by SpeechPathology.com.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Area)


International Association for Continuing Education and Training

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

continued, LLC, DBA AudiologyOnline, is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). continued complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, continued is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. continued, LLC, is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.


Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services

Approved for 1 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.

California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board: SpeechPathology.com is approved by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board as a Continuing Professional Development Provider, approval number PDP 268. This course may meet the requirements for 1 hours of continuing education credit for SLPs as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board. The responsibility for determining whether or not this specific course counts toward an individual's requirements for license renewal is up to the individual. Please refer to the CA state board rules regarding allowable topics and self-study limits: http://www.speechandhearing.ca.gov/licensees/ce_req.shtml. Live webinars on SpeechPathology.com do not count as self-study courses toward California professional development requirements.


Speech-Language and Audiology Canada

Speech-Language and Audiology Canada

Clinically certified members of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) can accumulate continuing education equivalents (CEEs) for their participation with SpeechPathology.com. One hour of coursework equals 1 CEE. All SAC members are encouraged to participate in on-going education.