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Effect of therapy dog on psychosocial development of pupils

Maja Knez (2013) Effect of therapy dog on psychosocial development of pupils. Diploma thesis.

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    Abstract

    The diploma thesis describes the effect of animals on people, especially therapy dog on children or pupils and their psychosocial development. This paper discusses the impact of animal assisted therapy and animal assisted activity, their advantages and disadvantages. Particularly exposes the dog as the most common animal used in the animal assisted activities and therapy, its meaning, impact and the possibilities for its integration into school work. At the end are described examples of good practice of integration of dogs into work with pupils in Slovenia and abroad. A literature review has demonstrated the integration of animals (dog) when working with children, because there are many examples of good practices around the world, that show us how the professionals of different disciplines include animals in their work with pupils. There are also a number of projects in Slovenia aimed at the integration of a dog in a variety of activities in the work with school population.

    Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
    Keywords: psychosocial development, animal assisted activity, animal assisted therapy, therapy dog
    Number of Pages: 50
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    doc. dr. Helena Smrtnik VitulićMentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50126&select=(ID=9774153)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 1740
    Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2013 11:14
    Last Modified: 30 Sep 2013 11:14
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/1740

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