We love dogs and have seen first hand that many of the people with whom we work love them too. Our goal is to incorporate dogs into our own clinical practice to support an individual's level of comfort, interest and motivation to engage. We also plan to explore how dogs respond to voice output systems so that individuals using augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) tools are able to create that everlasting bond with a dog for companionship and possible physical/emotional assistance.
Our team has two puppies in training. Bobby and Galaxy are working on joint attention and responding to the voice output offered from AAC systems. Here is Bobby in action...
Our Work with NEADS
We are working with NEADS to get a certified service dog to help us really explore a dogs responsiveness to synthesized voice output. Learn more about our project here.
In an effort to raise funds we hosted our first virtual 5K any way race and invited our community to get involved in their own way.