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Professional Development

Speaking Engagements & Publications


Speaking Engagements

Trauma Informed Pedagogy in Health Education

MAHPERD Annual Conference. Therapy dogs as a direct intervention to prime the requisite neurobiology for engagement in a health education classroom. November 3 - 5, 2019. Samoset Resort - Rockport, Maine.

Animal Assisted Education - Best Practices

ECTE2  (Elevating And Celebrating Effective Teachers And Teaching) York County.  Conference Session: Best practices in implementation and program management of school-based therapy program. York Community College - August 7, 2019.    CONFERENCE GOOGLE DOC

Therapy Dog in the Mainstream Classroom.

Therapy dogs in the mainstream classroom -  best practices for students with developmental disabilities. Staff Education. Center for Autism and Developmental Disorders. July 6, 2017

AAE Interventions in the mainstream classroom.

Exceptional Student and Behavior course with Dr. Williams at Saint Jospeh's College, Maine. November 2016.

AAE Interventions.

Animal Assisted Therapy Course with Dr. McCullough at the University of Southern, Maine. April 2010.


Jasmine, Therapy Dog

SAD 51 mourns longtime therapy dog: ‘She gave me something to look forward to every day’. Courtesy of The Forecaster

Jasmine, a beloved therapy dog who worked in School Administrative District 51, died Nov. 30. By Alex Lear, The Forecaster • December 11, 2012

Love, Jasmine

Motivation, acceptance and affection are among the gifts Greely High's therapy dog gives to students. Staff Writer Ray Routhier. Maine Sunday Telegram - Maine Life. By Ray Routhier. Published November 19, 2006. Page 2 of article.

Therapy Dog Program

Therapy dog program at Greely High School in Cumberland, Maine. Blurb publishing. Copyright 2007. Denise Allen, M.S.ed

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