Understanding the Terminology for Animal Assisted Interventions
Everything You Need to Know About Animal Assisted Intervention Terminology
The objective of this course is to differentiate taxonomy & definitions for animal assisted interventions. This terminology has been agreed upon and is utilized by a number of international organizations and universities.
Melissa Y. Winkle OTR/L, FAOTA is an occupational therapist, assistance dog trainer, and President of Animal Assisted Intervention International, and Dogwood Therapy Services. She is a researcher, a writer, a practitioner, and speaks internationally on disability, integrated & community based program development, animal assisted interventions, and assistance dogs. She has published a series of books for healthcare providers titled Professional Applications of Animal Assisted Interventions, available on Amazon.