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  1. Pet therapy in work and school | Lorinda Schrammel | TEDxOStateU

    Lorinda Schrammel is the training and development manager at Oklahoma State University. She is also the owner of Evie, a 2-year-old black and tan shepherd who works with OSU's pet therapy program. While Lorinda works in Human Resources at OSU, Evie welcomes new employees and serves as a...

  2. What is your pet telling you?: Leslie Stewart at TEDxIdahoFalls

    Contributor(s):: Leslie Stewart

    The human-animal bond has proven biological, psychological, and social effects – some that people recognize and some that people don’t. Knowing more about what your pet sees and feels within you can help you heal and be more healthy. It’s time to find out what your pet is...

  3. How to treat diseases- use animals: Aakash Lonkar at TEDxDBATU

    Contributor(s):: Aakash Lonkar

    From the beginning of human civilisation, we have used animals for various purposes, including, farming, travelling, etc. But animals can also be used, which we haven't thought off, for treating illnesses.A trained therapy dog, not only forms a good pet, but also an therapist, a good...

  4. Spreading smiles in hospitals, the power of a Facility Dog: Yuko Morita & Bailey at TEDxShimizu

    Contributor(s):: Yuko Morita

    While working as a pediatric nurse, one patient's mother said to Yuko, "this place is like a jail cell." After learning about Facility Dogs, she could not wait to introduce her new partner, Bailey, to sick children in Japan. The Facility Dog program is a new kind of medical team...

  5. Schooled by a dog- from wounded shelter pooch to school hero: Judy Winter at TEDxLansingED

    Contributor(s):: Judy Winter

    In 2009, I adopted a wounded, year-old shelter pooch, spent eight months rehabilitating Jack, and took tests required to become a certified therapy dog/handler through Therapy Dogs International (TDI). We first got our paws/hands wet volunteering at a children's grief center, visiting...

  6. K-9 Care Crew: Kids + Dogs + Seniors = Love: Kim Wood at TEDxMuskegon

    Contributor(s):: Kim Wood

    The K-9 Care Crew is a group of high school student volunteers from Western Michigan Christian High School. Our students train and work with dogs that are temperament tested and chosen as especially suited for pet therapy. The dogs we work with come in all shapes, sizes, breeds and ages. Many of...

  7. Therapeutic Benefits of Animals: Zahra Poonawala at TEDxIMTDubai

    Zahra's uses "Fluffy" a trained rabbit to prove one very important point - how animals can help with so many problems that humans face. From nervousness, to autism - animals have a lot more to offer than we think. Zahra is a Clinical Psychologist and Animal Assisted Therapist....

  8. Anchor and Allies: Creating Opportunity: John-Tyler Binfet at TEDxUBCOkanagan

    This TEDx talk will tell the story of how he developed a program that brings over 40 therapy dogs to campus.Dr. Binfet is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. His research examines ways to support students’ social and emotional...

  9. One Year Later: TEDxDU

    At TEDxDU 2011 we showed this video highlighting what a few of our speakers from last year are doing now.Phil Tedeschi and four-legged friend Samantha are helping others in animal-assisted social work, Eva Hakansson is pursuing new records for electric motorcycles, and Kim Gorgens is spearheading...

  10. The Doctor Dogs of Happiness: Andrea Souza Cinoterapia at TEDxRecife

    Occupational therapist, in 2006 she started to study the benefits given by the use of animals in therapeuthical interventions, starting the use of this means in her practices with children in the garths of the Bar„o de Lucena hospital. In 2010, she implemented the Therapy Assisted by...

  11. A Paws of Happiness: Thea Wasche at TEDxSchriever

    Man's best friend can always bring a smile to your face, but some dogs can do so much more. Thea Wasche and her therapy K9 Lacey volunteer their time working with wounded warriors and American Red Cross shelters to bring a moment of happiness during an otherwise stressful situation.Thea...

  12. Dogs Helping Humans Heal: Moschell Coffey at TEDxUMassAmherst

    Contributor(s):: Moschell Coffey

     Moschell Coffey speaks about the relationship between dogs and humans and the ways that dogs and humans can improve each other's health and well-being. She discusses therapy animals, the types of facilities they visit, and the people they help.

  13. Helping children find their way

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    | Contributor(s):: Patty Dobbs Gross (director), Daniel Gross

    Helping Children Find Their Way is a short video that celebrates the 100+ North Star placements that have been created during the first decade of incorporation as a nonprofit with a little help from James Taylor.