Posts Tagged "play therapy"

Finding and Preparing a Dog for Canine Assisted Play Therapy®

Posted by on Feb 14, 2021

Another frequently asked question about Animal Assisted Play Therapy® pertains to finding the right canine partner and preparing the dog for the work. Most common are questions about which breeds make the best therapy dogs. These are actually more complex questions than many people realize. This blogpost is designed to point readers toward some helpful resources that we have developed.

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Getting Started in Animal Assisted Play Therapy®

Posted by on Feb 12, 2021

Read this to explore the field of Animal Assisted Play Therapy® and learn how to get into this exciting field!

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Animals Speak! Issue 13: Pandemic Tips for Kids and How to Keep Busy

Posted by on Jun 27, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has caused lots of changes for everyone, including kids and even dogs! In this issue of Animals Speak!, Josie Patches has a short message of what she has been up to and then introduces our special guest for this issue!
Animals Speak! is a project of the International Institute for Animal Assisted Play Therapy® to provide encouragement and help to kids during the pandemic in a light-hearted manner.

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Animals Speak! Issue #11: Hong Kong Therapy Dogs Sing For You!

Posted by on May 22, 2020

Animals Speak! is a a project of the International Institute of Animal Assisted Play Therapy® featuring therapists and their animals from all over the world who have been trained in AAPT. The purpose is to provide child-friendly information about topics related to the pandemic, along with some fun or interesting ideas to help kids of all ages cope with what is going on. In Issue 11, we will hear from some singing dogs from Hong Kong!

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Animals Speak! Light Messages for Kids about the Pandemic. Issue #8.

Posted by on Apr 20, 2020

Through the voices of animals, children are given lighthearted information, encouragement, and ideas about the pandemic in a light-hearted, child-friendly manner. A project of the International Institute for Animal Assisted Play Therapy®.

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