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Assistance Dogs and Therapy Dogs

August 5 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

FRIDAY AUGUST 5TH – 08:30 – 16:30


Course content :-

Aims of the course is to provide OTs with the knowledge on how to support their clients to gain the services of a dog, whether that is through access to Animal-Assisted Therapy or accessing their own Assistance Dog.

Practical Content will cover:

– What is an Assistance Dog

– How to support people to gain access to Assistance Dogs

– Assessing whether your client is suitable/ready for an Assistance Dog

– Gaining funding for an Assistance Dog

– Specific NDIS information around Assistance Dogs

– Dog Specific information – what to look for in a dog, training an Assistance Dog

– How to access Animal-Assisted Therapy and other forms of therapeutic use of animals

Material Provided

– Will include print out slides

– Case Studies

– Examples of completed and successful application

– Further resources

Target Audience – Is OTs with an interest in assisting people to access Assistance Dog, to train their own Assistance Dogs, or introduce Animals into their therapy work.

About the Presenter :-

Talitha is the Owner/Director of Cornwall House OT Services. This includes working across various fields including early intervention, school-aged intervention, adults and community-based work and older aged care.  Particular experience in managing complex disabilities and complex behaviour management.

In 2018 she commenced the Cornwall House Therapy Dog Program, followed up by the Cornwall House Equine Therapy Program. In 2021 online workshops supporting the education of fellow OTs to use Dogs within a therapy setting were set up along with assistance for people to receive Assistance Dogs.

Date Friday August 5th, 2022

08:30 – 16:30

Venue Pagoda Conference Room, Pagoda Resort, 112 Melville Parade, Como
Cost Early bird before 5/6/22

Member/Student $200.00

Rural/remote member $150.00

Non-members $395.00

Standard rate after 5/6/22

Member/Student $250.00

Rural/remote member $185.00

Non-members $395.00

Refreshments Welcome Tea/Coffee, Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided.
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August 5
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Event Category:


WA Occupational Therapy Association


Pagoda Ballroom, Pagoda Resort
112 Melville Parade
Como, Western Australia 6152 Australia
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