Animal-assisted intervention impacts emotional behaviour disorders: a website to further professional development of using animals in schools
Although animal-assisted intervention (AAI) is not a new intervention type for the rehabilitation of individuals (both physically and emotionally), it is a research topic that deserves more focus, especially in school settings. This project contains information about what Emotional Behavioural Disorders (EBD) are, the need and importance of self-regulation, terminology within animal-assisted intervention, current research, and ways to implement this type of intervention effectively. The main goals of the professional development day in the form of a website is to provide a resource for educators who have been interested in such an intervention but were unsure as to how to approach it and are seeking more in-depth information. This website also provides local supports that can assist a teacher on their journey of animal-assisted intervention.