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The PWAM Team Evaluation is a practical skills test for prospective therapy teams. A certified evaluator will lead the prospective team through a series of scenarios to determine the team's readiness for conducting therapy visits. The skills teams are evaluated on are listed below.
You must have completed the following:
Participated in a Mock Drill and received a "Ready" or a "Ready with Work".
Purchased and read the ITA Therapy Team Training Manual.
Attended an ITA Workshop.
Attention to Instructions
Management in Crowd/ Unpredictable Situation
Accepting a Stranger/ Accepting Petting
Appearance and Grooming
Walking a Hospital Hallway (or "Out for a Walk")
Walking Through a Crowd
Reaction to Distractions
Sit on Cue
Down on Cue
Stay in Place
Come When Called
Meet Another Team (with dog)
Exuberant and Clumsy Petting
Role Play with Wheelchair
Role Play with Walker
Crowd and Petting by Several People
Offering a Treat
Stay With a Stranger
The cost for the evaluation is $25 payable by check on the day of the evaluation. You will also need to bring $60 for your ITA license fee, and $100 for your two year PWAM Membership. If you do not pass, your license and PWAM Membership will be returned to you.
Register by emailing Info@PetsWithAMission.org. Please be sure to include your name, email address, telephone number and the date you want to evaluate.