“A World of Difference” celebrates and supports families who are navigating the journey of learning differences. The show is produced by Beacon College, America’s first accredited college dedicated to educating students who learn differently). Episodes examine neurodiversity issues related to learning disabilities, ADHD, dyslexia, autistic spectrum disorders, and learning differences through conversations with experts, viewer Q&As, and interviews with successful adults who overcame learning differences.
Episode 9: April 2021
The Value of Animal-Assisted Interventions for LD Individuals
According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, the human-animal bond is a mutually beneficial and dynamic relationship between people and animals that is influenced by behaviors considered essential to the health and well-being of both. On this episode of “A World of Difference,” we’ll saddle up and travel to a small Florida horse ranch to get a glimpse of animal-assisted intervention in action. Next, we’ll explore the ins and outs of animal-assisted intervention in our “Ask the Experts” segment. Finally, we’ll introduce you to this month’s “Difference Maker,” Dr. Temple Grandin, a world-renowned scientist, author, and speaker, who has spent a lifetime making the world a more humane place for both livestock and the neurodiverse.