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Process to Incorporate a Therapy Service Dog in an Occupational Therapy Educational Program

By Hanna Eickenbrock, Marlee Wheelhouse

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The purpose of the scholarly project is to incorporate a therapy/service dog within the occupational therapy department at the University of North Dakota (UND). The therapy/service dog will be utilized as a support system for student’s and faculty’s health and well-being and as an educational tool for enhancing student learning. The authors completed the process of implementation by progressing through the hierarchical process of UND gatekeepers. Through the development of a legality and safety protocol, loan agreement, and purpose proposal, the authors obtained official approval to implement a therapy/service dog in the UND Occupational Therapy program.

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Marcy Wilhelm-South

Purdue University

Date 2015
Pages 52
Department Occupational Therapy
Degree Master of Occupational Therapy
URL https://commons.und.edu/ot-grad/59/
Language English
University University of North Dakota
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  1. Animal-assisted therapies
  2. Animal roles
  3. Education
  4. Occupational Therapy
  5. open access
  6. Pets and companion animals
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