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Friday, February 8 • 10:30am - 12:30pm
Paws for Learning: How to Promote Social-Emotional Wellness in a School

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Have you considered having a dog be a part of the social emotional team in your school? This session will explain how to set up an effective program that will integrate kids and canines in an academic setting. Animal Assisted Interventions (AAI) can create an effective and humane program that integrates canines to assist students in meeting their educational and socio-emotional goals in a scholastic setting as identified by the school support team. AAI is considered a novel stimuli in a school setting). A well organized program should be able to “prime” the students interest in engaging with the dog. There is a growing body of evidence that indicates the opportunity to interact with wellness animals can help individuals to heighten arousal, emotion, attention and engagement which, in turn, impacts the relationship between the canine and child and makes the child more receptive to newly acquired information. Your speaker has developed successful Animal Assisted Education programs over the past six years she will share how to set up an effective program and some of her experiences.

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Ann Campbell

Ann Campbell is a retired teacher with over two decades in the classroom. After her teaching career she went on to be the Executive Director of Chimo Animal Assisted Wellness Society. Integrating her class room teaching experiences with her knowledge of canine behaviour. The result... Read More →

Friday February 8, 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
Chateau Lacombe: Lacombe Room
  • Chairperson F Heather Ross - Pembina Hills #22
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English