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Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Keywords

Animals -- Therapeutic use; Human-animal relationships;

Abstract

Two graduate students conducted a small animal assisted therapy camp. The main goal for this camp was to enhance and promote the campers' socialization skills and self-esteem through the use of animal assisted therapy. Two pre and post measurement scales were used to evaluate the children's loneliness and self concept. The campers participated in a one-week camp lasting approximately three hours a day. To meet desired lesson goals, the campers engaged in direct animal contact and specific animal assisted activities. The following is a complete description and reaction to the animal assisted therapy camp led by Trisha (Hobbiebrunken) Ames, Nicole Whisler, and Dr. Linda Nebbe.

Year of Submission

2006

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Educational Leadership and Postsecondary Education

First Advisor

Linda Nebbe

Date Original

2006

Object Description

1 PDF file (38 leaves)

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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