Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Animals -- Therapeutic use; Human-animal relationships;
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
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Leadership and Postsecondary Education
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©2006 Nicole A. Whisler
Whisler, Nicole A., "Nebbe's Nature Nest : a summary of an animal assisted therapy camp" (2006). Graduate Research Papers. 1726.