Animal-Assisted Interventions

AAE Scholars with Collars

Animal Assisted Education (AAE) is like AAT except that the animals and/or animal environment are an integral component of the curriculum, classroom experience, and/or a specific intervention intending to positively impact the learning and/or educational experience of the student(s).  AAE utilizes experiential education theories as to the foundation for efficacy and validity for the practice. 

AAT and AAE require specialized formal training, preparation, and supervised experience for the providers/educators to ensure ethical and best practices in human and animal welfare are foundational to the services provided.   

Scholars with Collars in classroom with students