ICAWC 2013 - Animal Welfare in Animals Assisted Education & Therapy - Zofia Pietruczuk & Gabriela Drwiega

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ICAWC 2013 - Animal Welfare in Animals Assisted Education & Therapy - Zofia Pietruczuk & Gabriela Drwiega

  1. 1. ANIMAL WELFARE IN ANIMAL ASSISTED EDUCATION AND THERAPY Zofia Pietruczuk & Gabriela Drwiega Psi Usmiech Charity, Poland
  2. 2. CAN YOU SEE THE DIFFERENCE IN ANIMAL WELFARE? HERE...
  3. 3. ...HERE...
  4. 4. ...HERE...
  5. 5. ...AND HERE?
  6. 6. Animal Assisted Activities (AAA) 1. provides opportunities for motivational, educational benefits; 2. are delivered in a variety of environments by specially trained professionals in association with animals that meet specific criteria; 3. can be repeated with many people, unlike a therapy program that is tailored to a particular person or medical condition.
  7. 7. Example of AAA English lesson with dog assistance for kids from 1 to 3 years old in the nursery provided by our charity.
  8. 8. Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) 1. goal-directed intervention in which an animal that meets specific criteria is an integral part of the treatment process; 2. directed and/or delivered by a health/human service professional with specialized expertise, and within the 4. designed to promote scope of practice of their improvement in human profession; physical, emotional, social, 3. provided in a variety of and/or cognitive functioning settings and is individual in [cognitive functioning refers to and intellectual nature. This process is thinking skills]. documented and evaluated;
  9. 9. The qualities of good animal assisted therapist or educator: 1. higher education in the field of health/human service; 2. knowledge about dogs, especially:  behaviour, dogs dieseses and probability of their transmission on human,   ways of comunication; 3. skills to plan classes or therapy sessions with dog assistance.
  10. 10. Where AAA and AAT can be conducted?     Educational institutions (nurseries, kindergartens, schools); Hospitals; Homes for elderlies; Therapeutic centers.
  11. 11. CALMING SIGNALS Discovered and described by Turid Rugaas from Norway at the end of last century.
  12. 12. CALMING SIGNALS It's a system of the body signals which dogs use to comunicate with each other , to relieve stress, to calm down the situation and to avoid conflicts. There are over 30 described calming signals and the number is still growing. Calming signals that you can observe during AAA and AAT sessions:
  13. 13. Lip licking
  14. 14. Avoiding eye contact By:  head turning back,  eyes turning back,  eyes squinting.
  15. 15. Eyes turning back http://www.pinger.pl/szukaj/po_tagu?t=dogoterapia
  16. 16. Yawning
  17. 17. Breathing hard https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVIaGt4G5Ec
  18. 18. Scientific researches
  19. 19. Scientific researches Scientific researches in the field of dog's stress in AAA and AAT and injuries of internal organs are not finished. Hovever this doesn't give a permission of not humanitarian treatment the working dogs.
  20. 20. THANK YOU :) www.psiusmiech.pl psiusmiech@gmail.com

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