Research and College Text Book

Our focus in the months ahead will be on creating the worlds first collegiate text on Animal Assisted therapy.  It’s terribly challenging and wonderfully exciting all at once.  We plan to offer not only a how-to pull out section with specific therapeutic exercises but the latest

visual motor integration, manual dexterity, problem solving, care-giving

research, projections on the future of Animal Assisted Therapy and several contributions from the most innovative, top therapists in the field.  We will be talking with and soliciting fascinating contributions from the Shepherd Center – Spinal Cord & Brain Injury Rehabilitation, in Atlanta Georgia, University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio, and more.  We will describe their programs and implementation of Animal Assisted Therapy in detail, so you can pick and choose which aspects you will use when designing your program – what works with your specific set of skills, resources and objectives.

gait, functional mobility, balance, strength, environmental awareness, proprioception, weight bearing

This text will be a rich combination of 1) how to design and implement an Animal Assisted Program, 2) how to perform the actual therapeutic exercises and 3) research and projections, so you may increase your knowledge base and discover your place/contribution to the future of Animal Assisted innovation and research.