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This guide provides information and research materials related to the use of therapy dogs.
This guide collects resources related to animal-assisted activities, education, and therapy.
These resources are available for students, faculty, staff, and administrators who wish to know more about how animals can help us enhance our life experiences, especially our experiences at Tri-C.
HAI – Human-Animal Interaction
AVP – Animal Visitation Program
AAA – Animal-Assisted Activity (informal visits between humans and dog/handler teams, offering “informal social interactions that can provide motivation, education, or recreation for clients” (Tufts Institute for Human-Animal Interaction)
AAE – Animal-Assisted Education (animals that provide support for academic goals and learning objectives) (Jalongo 12)
AAT – Animal-Assisted Therapy (visits arranged by health care and other professionals, targeting particular goals)
(Many of the materials housed herein are those referenced in Kirsten Yates-Konzen’s Professional Improvement Leave Report, dated July 2021, which focused on therapy dogs in an academic setting.)