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)
Course created on October 13, 2020
- After this course, participants will be able to list skills and aptitude required for animal-handler teams.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe benefits and challenges of SLPs also acting as animal handlers.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe goal-writing for clients with whom animal-assisted therapy is incorporated into treatment.
|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|
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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