Latest Animal-assisted therapy Stories

2013-02-07 23:03:59

Potomac Seniors Village is excited to begin a new pet therapy program at the assisted living facility. Potomac, Md. (PRWEB) February 07, 2013 “Woof woof” and “meow meow” will be the new sounds heard at Potomac Seniors Village. The assisted living center in Potomac Maryland is excited to announce that it has added a new pet therapy program. Residents are able to enjoy playing and communicating with different pets in the comfort of their own rooms. Potomac Seniors...

2012-08-03 23:02:00

Merope Pavlides, author of "Animal-assisted Interventions for Individuals with Autism" responds to a recently published study on pets and autism by urging families to think carefully before getting a pet. Roanoke, VA (PRWEB) August 03, 2012 A study released today indicates that the addition of a pet to the household may help autistic children develop skills. This empirical research backs up what many working in the field of human-animal interactions have known for a long time. For some...

2012-04-12 23:00:10

Literature review and site interviews mark the launch of a study that will examine the outcomes of animal-assisted therapy on children undergoing cancer treatment and their families MADISON, NJ (PRWEB) April 12, 2012 Pfizer Animal Health, an international leader in the advancement of animal health, and the American Humane Association, the nation´s leading advocate on behalf of children and animals, announced the completion of the first round of an innovative research study on the...

2012-03-26 23:02:36

First member of pet therapy program excels to earn therapy dog international certification. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) March 26, 2012 With the success of Lacey at the core of its new Pet Therapy Program, Cypress HomeCare Solutions announces Lacey´s Therapy Dog International Certification. Lacey provides pet therapy, free of charge, to clients of the number one home healthcare agency. Ranking Arizona named Cypress HomeCare Solutions the number one home healthcare agency in 2010 and 2012....

2012-03-08 08:00:00

Professional Development Resources, a nationally accredited provider of continuing education (CE) to psychologists, social workers, counselors, speech-language pathologists, registered dietitians and occupational therapists, has released a new online CE course on animal-assisted therapy (AAT). Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) March 08, 2012 Professional Development Resources has announced a new addition to its online continuing education (CE) curriculum for mental health professionals: Animal...

2011-05-02 13:17:34

Patients who undergo MRI often suffer from elevated anxiety. Patient discomfort may cause poor image quality due to motion artifacts or early termination. Anxiolytic medications are currently used to reduce this anticipated anxiety , but animal-assisted therapy may be a non-invasive alternative treatment with fewer adverse effects, according to an exhibit being presented at the 2011 American Roentgen Ray Society's annual meeting. The project was conceived by a fifteen-year-old high student...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'