Mac following directions of his client, to “Hup Pup” over the fence.

Periodically we offer a Wonderful class in Animal Assisted Therapy for .6 Continuing Education Units.  Our last one was Sunday May 4th from 9 am to 4 pm.  Held at Northfield Dog Training in Ann Arbor, MI.  This was a collaboration with University of Michigan Hospital and CEU’s applied to everyone in a medical profession, OT’s, PT, RT’s, Nurses, Doctors, Hospital Administrators, Psychologists, etc.

It was fast paced, fun, and up to date on the most current literature and research. Half the day was spent in hands on practical experiences directly with Therapy Dog/Handler Teams.  What’s more fun than playing with pups all day!  Bagels and beverages were provided for breakfast and organic fruit and bottled spring water all day.

The class sold out and then some, but we didn’t turn anyone away.

http://www.med.umich.edu/pmr/divisions/pt/Animal_Assisted%20_Therapy_Brochure.pdf

If you have questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at OTandPTpups@gmail.com with your request(s).

Please check back for the next time the class is offered.

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April 5th, 2014 Baltimore Maryland at the Worlds Largest Occupational Therapy conference –  AOTA –  400 People came to learn about Animal Assisted Therapy.  We were expecting 250 max.

We were blown away.  Thank you so much to each and everyone of you who came and the sainted volunteer OT’s and Handlers. We know the situation was not ideal, but we hope you found some small part, informative or inspirational.  Welcome to the AAT Family.

Mona Sams MOT and her Therapy Llama

 

 

 

 

 

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November 2012

We had a wonderful time at the American Occupational Therapy Association Student Conclave in Columbus Ohio on November 9th and 10th, 2012.  We offered advanced specific lecture/demos at our Exhibit Booth.  Subjects covered; Hippotherapy, Utilizing Therapy Dog/Handler Teams in a Hospital, How to Start an AAOT Program at your facility, and live dog demos.

We were thrilled that hundreds and hundreds of students stopped by to listen to our mini lectures and visit with the pups.  This is hands down our favorite conference all year.  The students were so lovely and enthusiastic.  We had a ball.  The pups were in seventh heaven from all the affection and attention.  Thanks to all the wonderful folks who made this event possible.  You have our gratitude and praise.

Training Therapy puppy Luna on the “watch me command” for Adapted Wheelchair Dog Agility.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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September 2012

Welcome to Animal Assisted Therapy – Occupational and Physical Therapy Pups.  We are an all volunteer organization who has served the medical community since 2006.  We volunteer because we have observed a consistent and significant link between working with nature (animals) and the expedition of the rehabilitative process.  We hope you find the site informative.

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