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Here you will find the many graduates of Lead The Way AAI Institute.  Our graduates have undergone intensive assessments, and agree to follow the strictest ethical, safety and professional guidelines.  Lead The Way does not offer individual recommendations or endorsements, neither are graduates employees of Lead The Way.

Suzie Bissett

Business Name: Smiley Happy People
Qualifications:

Foundation Animal-Assisted Intervention and Therapy Dog Certification
Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
ABA Level 1
DIR Floor Time
Basic Auslan and Makaton Sign

Services Offered: Milly and I work together as a team to provide animal assisted therapy to our clients. Milly is a 4 year old Labrador who loves interacting with people. She brings great joy to our family and to the lives of everyone who meets her. During the sessions motivation, self- regulation and emotional support are some of the key components that we focus on. We help to improve the level of Independence, mobility, confidence and foster self esteem within each individual client. Milly helps to provide reassurance at times when human interaction is either too difficult, overwheleming or when the client needs distraction or they feel the need for comfort. Smiley Happy People provides services for: -Early Intervention -Hospital Visits -Assisting the Elderly -Managing Cynophobia (fear of dogs)
Contact Information
Address:
1 Valency crt, Victoria, Australia 3132
Phone: 0419118155
Website:
DOG ONE
Dog's Name : Milly
Dog's Breed or description : Black Labrador
Training Completed : Foundation
Certification Date (Most Recent) : 19 August 2017
Certified Since : August 2017

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Note: This directory is intended as a general reference source of individuals who have completed our certification course(s), however please note that LTW makes no recommendation, endorsement or association with these individuals or businesses. Information provided should be carefully evaluated and users should make their own independent decision about their particular circumstances.  Health professionals working in Australia must carry registration with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency), and teachers must be registered with their state board. Other professionals may carry memberships with relevant professional bodies. We recommend all AAI practitioners hold membership of AAIAA (Animal-Assisted Intervention Association of Australia).