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Child-Canine Bonding in Children with ASD: Findings Within and Across Case Studies
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Contributor(s):: Kathryn Struik, John-Tyler Binfet
The demand for support for families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) continues to grow, and one increasingly popular avenue of support is the use of companion canines. Parents searching for service canines trained to work with children with ASD, however, face formidable...
ANIMAL-ASSISTED ACTIVITIES: Effects of Animals on Positive Emotional Display in Children in Inclusion Classrooms
Contributor(s):: Katie Osborn, Gayatri Mazgaonkar
Animals are commonly present in classrooms and may be an important tool in enhancing children’s experiences, especially in inclusion classrooms that provide integrative learning for both typically developing children and children with special needs. The purpose of this study was to...
Assistance Dogs: Historic Patterns and Roles of Dogs Placed by ADI or IGDF Accredited Facilities and by Non-Accredited U.S. Facilities
Contributor(s):: Sandra Walther, Mariko Yamamoto, Abigail Paige Thigpen, Anaissa Garcia, Neil H. Willits, Lynette A. Hart
Dogs’ roles to support people with disabilities are increasing. Existing U.S. laws and regulations pertaining to the use of dogs for people with disabilities are only minimally enforced. Pushback legislation against some aspects of uses of assistance dogs currently is being passed or...
Face processing of animal and human static stimuli by children with autism spectrum disorder: a pilot study
Contributor(s):: Grandgeorge, M., Degrez, C., Alavi, Z., Lemonnier, E.
Animals are part of humans' social environment and present numerous benefits. Each partner in a human-animal interaction uses signals emitted by the other (e.g. postures, gestures or gaze directions) to collect information to adjust their behaviour. Face processing impairment is associated with...
The development of a canine para-agility program: positive affects in children with autism and in therapy dogs
Contributor(s):: Pop, D., Rusu, A. S., Miresan, V.
Previous research has demonstrated that both children and dogs might benefit from Animal-Assisted Activities (AAA), with some factors mediating/moderating the results. The present study took these factors into consideration, by creating an AAA program consisting of two types of human-animal...
Therapeutic Horseback Riding Crossover Effects of Attachment Behaviors with Family Pets in a Sample of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Contributor(s):: Petty, J. D., Pan, Z., Dechant, B., Gabriels, R. L.
Attitudes to and beliefs about animal assisted therapy for children with disabilities
Contributor(s):: Yap, E., Scheinberg, A., Williams, K.
What Factors Are Associated with Positive Effects of Dog Ownership in Families with Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder? The Development of the Lincoln Autism Pet Dog Impact Scale
Contributor(s):: Hall, S. S., Wright, H. F., Mills, D. S.
Additional evidence is needed to recommend acquiring a dog to families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A response to Crossman and Kazdin
Contributor(s):: Wright, Hannah F., Hall, Sophie, Mills, Daniel S.
What factors are associated with positive effects of dog ownership in families with children with autism spectrum disorder? The development of the Lincoln Autism Pet Dog Impact Scale
Contributor(s):: Hall, Sophie Susannah, Wright, Hannah F., Mills, Daniel Simon
Brief report: The effects of equine-assisted activities on the social functioning in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder
Contributor(s):: Anderson, Sophie, Meints, Kerstin
Effectiveness of a standardized equine-assisted therapy program for children with autism spectrum disorder
Contributor(s):: Borgi, Marta, Loliva, Dafne, Cerino, Stefania, Chiarotti, Flavia, Venerosi, Aldina, Bramini, Maria, Nonnis, Enrico, Marcelli, Marco, Vinti, Claudia, Santis, Chiara, Bisacco, Francesca, Fagerlie, Monica, Frascarelli, Massimo, Cirulli, Francesca
Effectiveness of a Standardized Equine-Assisted Therapy Program for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Contributor(s):: Borgi, M., Loliva, D., Cerino, S., Chiarotti, F., Venerosi, A., Bramini, M., Nonnis, E., Marcelli, M., Vinti, C., De Santis, C., Bisacco, F., Fagerlie, M., Frascarelli, M., Cirulli, F.
Integrating animals in the classroom: The attitudes and experiences of Australian school teachers toward animal-assisted interventions for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Contributor(s):: Bradley P. Smith, Ashley A. Dale
The introduction of animals into school classrooms has been posited as a beneficial intervention for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Whilst evidence that animal-assisted interventions or activities can positively influence classroom behaviour and learning outcomes is...
Contributor(s):: Borgi, Marta, Loliva, Dafne, Cerino, Stefania, Chiarotti, Flavia, Venerosi, Aldina, Bramini, Maria, Nonnis, Enrico, Marcelli, Marco, Vinti, Claudia, De Santis, Chiara, Bisacco, Francesca, Fagerlie, Monica, Frascarelli, Massimo, Cirulli, Francesca
The Elephants in the Therapy Room
Animal therapy for children with autism spectrum disorder.
Contributor(s):: Gabriel, Katie R.
A Cow's Eye View? Cattle Empathy and Ethics in Screen Representations of Temple Grandin
Contributor(s):: Claire Henry
Temple Grandin has been a captivating figure for both animal and disability studies, and for filmmakers. Known for designing more humane livestock handling processes in the US cattle industry, and for her books and public speaking on autism, Grandin’s celebrity then became popularly...