National Rehabilitation Awareness Week on September, 2017: What do I major in if I want to be a Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner?
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The Association of Pet Dog Trainers, AP DT, is a professional organization of individual trainers who are committed to becoming better trainers through education. The APDT offers individual pet dog trainers a respected and concerted voice in the dog world. We continue to promote professional trainers in the veterinary profession and to increase public awareness of dog-friendly training techniques.
One should realize that a "certificate" from a particular training school is simply that: A certificate for completing one of the numerous training courses available. Many individual businesses will also be happy to charge you a fee and "certify" you. If you choose to attend a "dog training school," do your homework. Investigate the program and how it fits with your needs. If you're interested in a true national certification, please contact the Certification Council for Pet Dog Trainers.
In general, those individuals employed as dog trainers are largely "self educated". This means they have read extensively on behavior modification and dog ethology, attended seminars, workshops and conventions, and perhaps mentored with other trainers. There are some "dog training schools". As a matter of policy, at this time the APDT cannot endorse any of the selected training programs that are available around the country. When you investigate a school, be sure to inquire about methods used.
A good training program will cover the following subjects:
History of Dog Training. A complete history of dog training from late 19th century to present. Comparison and contrast of dog training with other animal training endeavors.
Animal Learning. Classical and operant conditioning, positive and negative reinforcement, positive and negative punishment, conditioned reinforcers, discrimination, generalization, habituation, sensitization and desensitization, blocking and overshadowing, motivation, establishing operations, conditioned emotional responses. Comparisons of dog learning to human learning.
Dog Behavior. Dog development and ethology, genetics of behavior, fixed action patterns, social signals, body language, social development, critical periods, hormonal influences, breed characteristics.
Designing Classes. How to design your courses/instruction materials once you graduate. How to counsel individuals, motivate handlers/owners, how to screen and steer clients.
Volunteering with shelters and local rescue groups is also extremely helpful to introduce you to a range of canine personalities, breeds etc.
Your curriculum and education at the training school should include lectures, reading assignments and practical hands-on experience working with a large number and variety of dogs and/or other animals. The instruction should go on for weeks, not days. Remember, your education will continue throughout your career.
Presently there are not any degrees offered in "dog training" at any major universities across the country. Undoubtedly, a formal education in behavioral psychology/ethology/veterinary sciences is very useful for an individual interested in professional training.
There is a college that offers a program in animal training and management: Moorpark College. The emphasis at Moorpark's Training Zoo is exotic animals, so there is not an intense focus on domestic dogs.
The University of North Texas in Denton's Department of Behavior Analysis is offering graduate and undergraduate courses on behavior modification through positive reinforcement shaping. Students do their hands-on research at zoos and animal shelters and at home. Training a pet is a course requirement for graduates and undergraduates alike. To learn more about this and other university programs that involve modern animal training, visit the Department of Behavior Analysis at the University of North Texas.
Can someone give me the history of special education in the philippines?
When the School for the Deaf and Blind was established in 1907, thus was the birth of Special Education (or SPED) in the Philippines.
Then, in 1976, the Philippine Association for the Deaf (PAD) spearheaded the Hearing Conservation Week which was born through the Presidential Proclamation 1587, duly signed by then President Ferdinand E. Marcos.
Activities for the Hearing Conservation Week were used to be taken care of by a sole committee but during the early 80’s, Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and other schools for the deaf were invited. It was also during this time that the celebration of the Hearing Conservation Week, initially the third week of October, be celebrated the third week of November.
In 1991, this time initiated by the Philippine School for the Deaf (PSD) and the Philippine Institute for the Deaf (PID), then President Corazon C. Aquino signed Presidential Proclamation 829 declaring November 10-16 as Deaf Awareness Week (DAW). As stated in the proclamation it is in recognition of the deaf as a vital segment of society which can be transformed into a significant force in the efforts for national development and the need to focus public awareness on deafness, its prevention and rehabilitation.
Why is that people complain about Black History Month but dont complain about the other months?
I think it is retarded to have a black history month. Most of those other things you listed are to raise awareness for things like disorders and illnesses.
The jews were treated worse then the blacks more recently and they don't have a holocaust month. Atheists and every religion other than catholics were tortured in the Spanish Inquisition. Do they have a month? White people get the most disadvantages nowadays and we don't have a month.
If you don't believe me go look at the requirements for standardized testing, if you are white you have to score higher on your exam in order to pass. High schools are allowed to have a Minority Student Union, Ebony Club, Black Honor Society. White clubs are not allowed due to racism. White people have a harder time getting on government assistance. I have tourettes and Autism and I am unable to get on government assistance. My disability lawyer even said (in joking) "too bad you are not black, then it would be easier to get you ssi". There is a channel called BET and a magizine called Ebony. Do you see a white magazine or a white only tv channel? They even have their own award shows that only give awards to black actors, singers, etc. They are allowed to call themselves the "N" word without getting in trouble.
Now I expect to get thumbs down. But just ponder this. If my yahoo avater was black would you have thumbed me down for saying these things? probably not.