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  1. The Role of Animal-Assisted Interventions in Communication Skills of Children with Autism

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    Contributor(s):: Jennifer Friedrich

    Many children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have difficulties with social communication and prosocial behaviors. Due to a lack of social communication and social interaction skills among children with ASD, special education teachers are tasked with providing meaningful social...

  2. Child-canine bonding in children with ASD : findings within and across case studies

    Contributor(s):: Kathryn Rebekah Struik

    The demand for support for children and families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) continues to grow, and one increasingly popular avenue of support is the use of therapeutic canines. Parents searching for service canines trained to work with children with ASD however face formidable...

  3. O recurso a animais nas intervenções em crianças com perturbações do espetro do Autismo

    Contributor(s):: Maria Francisca de Sousa Magalhães

    A Organização Mundial de Saúde prevê que em 2020 as doenças do neurodesenvolvimento infantil, como as perturbações do espetro do autismo, sejam uma das cinco causas mais comuns de morbilidade, mortalidade, e invalidez entre as crianças....

  4. As terapias com recurso ao cão como estratégia de intervenção em pessoas com necessidades educativas especiais

    Contributor(s):: Ana Rita de Brito da Graça Serrano Ferreira

    O presente estudo insere-se no Mestrado em Educação Especial, Domínio Cognitivo e Motor, e tem como objetivo identificar através das Terapias Assistidas por Cães, benefícios nos indivíduos com Perturbações do Desenvolvimento, capazes...

  5. Terapia asistida con perros en niños con autismo revisión sistemática

    Contributor(s):: Ana Milena Isaza Narváez, Doumer Adrian Muñoz Chilito

    Introducción: El autismo es un trastorno temprano y masivo del desarrollo en el cual se afecta la interacción social, el desarrollo del lenguaje, se presentan rituales y estereotipias. Hay evidencia que la interacción con un perro está asociada con efectos positivos en...

  6. Equinoterapia en niños con autismo

    Contributor(s):: Dr. Carlos Francisco Martinez Alvernia

    Introducción: Autismo es un trastorno del desarrollo caracterizado por compromiso en interacción social, habilidades de lenguaje, presentando rituales con estereotipias. Sin tratamientos curativos, actualmente se buscan terapias alternativas. Un incremento de la literatura...

  7. A Manual and Curriculum for the Use of Service Dogs to Support the Social Communication, Behavior, and Academic Development of Students with Autism and Other Disabilities

    Contributor(s):: Kerry Kosmicki

    The product for this project is a curriculum for using service dogs in the classroom as a catalyst for improving social communication, behavioral, and academic skills for students, with a focus upon students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This manual includes the curriculum entitled...

  8. Therapy Dogs Assisting Those With Autism

    Contributor(s):: Yung Yung Chan, Courtney Zinna, Dana DeLuca, Ali Locke, Julie M. Fagan

    The use of animals in assisting people with special needs is gaining acceptance. However, the assessment and success of animal-assisted therapy programs has primarily been based on anecdotal evidence. We have designed a pilot study to determine whether therapy dogs may be beneficial in assisting...

  9. Integration d'un chien d'assistance dans la famille d'un enfant presentant un TED: La contribution de la theorie de l'attachement parent-enfant

    Contributor(s):: Fecteau, Stephanie

  10. Companion Dogs: Helping Families of Children With and Without Autism

    Contributor(s):: Coltea, Cosmin

    To date, research investigating the effects of companion dogs in families with children is scarce (Walsh, 2009), and it is even more scarce for families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The present study investigated the effects of companion dogs in families with and without...

  11. Pet dog ownership in families of children with autism: Children's social skills and attachment to their dogs

    Contributor(s):: Carlisle, Gretchen K.

  12. Le lien à l'animal permet-il une récupération sociale et cognitive chez l'enfant avec autisme?

    Contributor(s):: Marine Grandgeorge

    The central aim of this research project was to evidence possible influences of relationships with animals on children with autistic disorders. To investigate this complex issue, we drew on multidisciplinary (ethological, psychological and child psychiatric) competences and used their different...

  13. Service Dogs for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Child and Family Experiences

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    Contributor(s):: Leslie J MacKinnon

    This thesis describes a hermeneutic phenomenological study examining families’ experience of having a service dog for their children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  Eight families in Alberta who had received a service dog for their child with ASD participated. An important voice...

  14. The use of dogs to impact joint attention in children with autism spectrum disorders

    Contributor(s):: Welsh, Kenneth Charles

  15. Using dogs in a home-based intervention with children with autism spectrum disorders

    Contributor(s):: Alison, Courtney E.

    Humans and dogs have lived among each other in mutually beneficial relationships for thousands of years. In recent years, this human-animal bond has emerged as a catalyst for animal-assisted activities and therapies that may benefit those with disabilities, including children with autism spectrum...

  16. The effects of animal assisted interventions on children with autism during the movement assessment battery for children-2 (MABC-2)

    Contributor(s):: Dannielle L. Miccinello