Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
The Professor Paws Project: Innovative Strategies for Educating Middle and High School Students About OT and Service Dogs
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Tulsa, OK, USA
  • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Tulsa, OK, USA
  • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Tulsa, OK, USA
  • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Tulsa, OK, USA
  • University of Oklahoma, Tulsa, OK, USA
Article Information
School-Based Practice
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
The Professor Paws Project: Innovative Strategies for Educating Middle and High School Students About OT and Service Dogs
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411510269. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO5025
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411510269. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO5025
Abstract

Date Presented 03/27/20

OTs and service dogs specialize in helping people to live their lives as independently as possible. The purpose of this study was to determine if a program combining service-dog education and information about careers in OT would improve understanding of service dogs and increase knowledge and peak interest in OT careers for 7th through 12th grade students. The Professor Paws Project model of combining service-dog education with OT career education is a successful model.

Primary Author and Speaker: Mary Isaacson

Additional Authors and Speakers: Kelsey Jarolim, Shelby Dickerson

Contributing Authors: Ashley Rankin, Chan Hellman