Lou Jensen, Amanda Verbrugge, Maxine Holmes, Emily Turner, Candice Palea, Tayte Koussa; Effect of Animal-Assisted Activities on Children in a Behavioral Classroom: A Pilot Study. Am J Occup Ther 2018;72(4_Supplement_1):7211515282p1. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2018.72S1-PO7026.
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Date Presented 4/21/2018
This mixed methods study examined the effect of animal-assisted activities with a therapy dog on the behaviors of students in a behavioral classroom and perceptions of student and staff. Occupational therapy practitioners can use the findings to inform school-based practice.
Primary Author and Speaker: Lou Jensen
Additional Authors and Speakers: Amanda Verbrugge, Maxine Holmes, Emily Turner, Candice Palea, Tayte Koussa
Contributing Authors: Brenda Coppard, Yongyue Qi
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