The benefits of an animal-assisted intervention service to patients and staff at a children's hospital
Contributor(s):: Uglow, L. S.
Animal-assisted therapy for schizophrenia and related disorders: A systematic review
Contributor(s):: Hawkins, E. L., Hawkins, R. D., Dennis, M., Williams, J. M., Lawrie, S. M.
Canine-Assisted Interviews Bolster Informativeness for Negative Autobiographical Memories
Contributor(s):: Capparelli, A. L., Miller, Q. C., Wright, D. B., London, K.
Development of a Dog-Assisted Activity Program in an Elementary Classroom
| Contributor(s):: Cinzia Correale, Lara Crescimbene, Marta Borgi, Francesca Cirulli
Here we describe a pilot Dog-Assisted Activity program that was designed to improve wellbeing and social integration in a multi-cultural elementary classroom in which some episodes of bullying had been reported. We developed a 5-encounters protocol with the aim of introducing pet dogs into the...
Social rivalry triggers visual attention in children with autism spectrum disorders
| Contributor(s):: Marine Grandgeorge, Yentl Gautier, Pauline Brugaillères, Inès Tiercelin, Carole Jacq, Marie-Claude Lebret, Martine Hausberger
Visual social attention is central to social functioning and learning and may act as a reinforcer. Social rivalry, which occurs when an individual is excluded from dyadic interactions, can promote interspecific learning by triggering attention. We applied it to an animal-assisted intervention,...
The effects of service dogs on psychosocial health and wellbeing for individuals with physical disabilities or chronic conditions
| Contributor(s):: Rodriguez, K. E., Bibbo, J., O'Haire, M. E.
Animal-Assisted Interventions for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Survey of French Facilities
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| Contributor(s):: Claire Philippe-Peyroutet, Marine Grandgeorge
Our survey of animal-assisted interventions (AAI) offered by French intervention facilities aimed to examine and describe the range of AAI for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) children. We invited 2,302 facilities to reply to an online questionnaire. The responses to our survey (n = 386)...
Sustained attention to the owner is enhanced in dogs trained for animal assisted interventions
| Contributor(s):: Mongillo, P., Pitteri, E., Marinelli, L.
Companion animals and human health: benefits, challenges, and the road ahead for human-animal interaction
| Contributor(s):: Friedman, E., Krause-Parello, C. A.
The role of therapy and service animals in the lives of persons with disabilities
| Contributor(s):: Fine, A. H.
Perceptions of animal-assisted interventions: The influence of attitudes toward companion animals
| Contributor(s):: Crossman, M. K., Kazdin, A. E.
Editorial: Children and Companion Animals: Psychosocial, Medical and Neurobiological Implications
| Contributor(s):: Andrea Beetz, lynette arnason hart, Brinda Inida Jegatheesan, Naoko Koda
This Research Topic presents experiences with companion animals provided to children in varied settings. Methods include monitoring of the ongoing interaction of children with companion animals, or conducting interviews or surveys, as well as experimental interventions where changes occurring...
Hund, Katze und Co—Tiere als Prävention und Therapie in der Humanmedizin
| Contributor(s):: A. Prothmann
Working with People at Risk: An Exploration of Human Services Practitioners' Use of Animal-Assisted Interventions
| Contributor(s):: N Evans, C Gray, J Christenhusz, M Perez-y-Perez
Animal-Assisted Interventions for psychiatric patients: Beliefs in treatment effects among practitioners
| Contributor(s):: Bente Berget, Sverre Grepperud
IntroductionThe aim of the study was to investigate the degree of belief in therapeutic effects from Animal-Assisted Interventions (AAI) for psychiatric patients among physicians and psychologists, and to identify variables explaining variations in such beliefs.Material and methodsA...
The Impact of a Horse Riding Intervention on the Social Functioning of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
| Contributor(s):: Harris, A., Williams, J. M.
Effects of therapeutic horseback riding on post-traumatic stress disorder in military veterans
| Contributor(s):: Rebecca A Johnson, David L. Albright, James R. Marzolf, Jessica L. Bibbo, Hayley D. Yaglom, Sandra M. Crowder, Gretchen Carlisle, Amy Willard, Cynthia L. Russell, Karen Grindler, Steven Osterlind, Marita Wassman, Nathan Harms, Marcy Wilhelm-South
Background Large numbers of post-deployment U.S. veterans are diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and/or traumatic brain injury (TBI), leading to an urgent need for effective interventions to reduce symptoms and increase veterans’ coping. PTSD includes anxiety,...
Human–Animal Interaction Research in School Settings: Current Knowledge and Future Directions
| Contributor(s):: Nancy R. Gee, James A. Griffin, Peggy McCardle
The involvement of animals is almost commonplace in many schools, although actual data documenting the extent and nature of human–animal interaction (HAI) in these settings are sparse. We provide an overview of the existing research and argue that the inclusion of animals in classroom...
Integration of Animal-Assisted Therapy Standards in Pediatric Occupational Therapy
| Contributor(s):: Sara J. Shue, Melissa Y. Winkle, M J Mulcahey
The primary purpose of this study was to describe how the best practice recommendations and standards of practice related to animal-assisted therapy (AAT) are being incorporated into pediatric occupational therapy (OT). The study design was a nonexperimental survey that identified the...
The Italian Agreement between the Government and the Regional Authorities: National Guidelines for AAI and Institutional Context
| Contributor(s):: Martina Simonato, Marta De Santis, Laura Contalbrigo, Daniele Benedetti, Elisabetta Finocchi Mahne, Vincenzo Ugo Santucci, Silvio Borrello, Luca Farina
Animal-assisted interventions (AAI) have developed considerably in the last half century, prompting various private and public realities dealing with AAI worldwide to work on and establish standards and best practice. However, AAI are still far from being regulated harmoniously. In this context,...