Animal-Assisted Intervention Association Australia This 10 – 12 week programme is ideal for school groups and can be tailored to fit within a school term. It is suitable for older primary up to senior secondary ages. Participants in this group work as a team to develop an ‘obedience demonstration’ ‘doggie dance’ or ‘play’ with the Therapy-Dogs that they must choreograph and rehearse under the direction of our skilled staff. Where appropriate, the end product can then be shown to peers, staff or loved ones, or may be recorded as a keepsake. Ample time is given for discussion and reflection.
This group will assist participants with:
- Self awareness, self esteem and self efficacy
- Behavioural management
- Impulse control
- Communication skills
- Persistence and frustration management
- Team work skills