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Therapeutic Approach to Growth

Therapeutic Approach to Growth

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January 26th 2016:Therapy and Service Dogs: Looking at the Healing and positive Impact That These Trained Dogs Can Have on Individuals with Developmental Delays

Are you considering getting a therapy or service dog for your child? Have you wondered how your child could benefit from interacting with a therapy or service dog? Does your child gravitate towards or is fearful of dogs? In this episode, host Brooke Wager interviews Kathryn Bovino RDI Certified Consultant and Certified Therapy Dog Handler, to explore and learn more about how she includes her therapy dog in her work with individuals on the Autism Spectrum. She will cover topics such as overcoming a fear of dogs, focusing on increasing communication with the support of her dog, and enhancing her

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Kathryn Bovino

Kathryn Bovino, M.A., ITDS is a RDI® Program Certified Consultant, as well as a Certified Infant/Toddler Developmental Specialist (ITDS). She has worked in the field of child development since 2000 and with families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders since 2004. She earned her Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis with a Graduate Certificate in Autism from Ball State University and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of South Florida. Kathryn’s training and experience extends from developing and implementing RDI® programs and working in Early Intervention as a Developmental Specialist, to utilizing a variety of approaches to autism treatment. In addition, Kath
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Nala Bovino

Nala is a certified Therapy dog (along with her handler Kathryn Bovino) at TAG. Nala attended The Good Dog Training School and received her Canine Good Citizen Certification in November 2013. After receiving her CGC certification, Nala attended the K9 Dog Park School. She graduated from their Therapy Dog class and succeeded in passing her Love on a Leash (LOAL) Therapy Dog Control Evaluation. Upon graduation, Nala continued on her journey to participate in supervised visits under the guidance of LOAL staff. In April 2014, Nala and Kathryn were certified as a Therapy Dog Team with Love on a Leash, Inc. The team has experience providing therapy in nursing homes, veteran’s facilities, and libr
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Rick Sylvester

The Good Dog! Team formed as a natural consequence of our shared love of people, families, pets, dog training, and our passion to empower those dealing with autism. We believe with all of our hearts that we are bringing positive, life-changing forces into the homes of our clients. The track record of our experienced dog trainers speaks for itself, but most importantly, we are all friendly professionals who enjoy working with families and helping them realize the joy in companion dog ownership. We want to make owning a well-behaved, service-oriented, companion dog easy and fun for your family.
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