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Review of current evidence and future directions in animal-assisted intervention for children with autism
Contributor(s):: O'Haire, M. E.
Consciousness in animals and people with autism
Contributor(s):: Temple Grandin
Some scientists and philosophers believe that animals are not conscious and do not lead internal mental lives. They think animals are like robots which just respond to changes in the environment in mechanical ways. Others believe that animals have a form of "animal consciousness" which...
Setting the One Health Agenda and the Human–Companion Animal Bond
Contributor(s):: Gregg K Takashima, Michael J. Day
“One Health”, also called “One Medicine”, began as an initiative advocating greater integration of human and animal medicine, in the 1800s. This concept has recently come to prominence, driven by the recognition that 75% of the newly emerging infectious diseases will arise...
The life-changing power of the horse: Equine-assisted activities and therapies in the U.S.
Contributor(s):: Erika L. Berg, Amy Causey
Throughout the centuries, the horse and human relationship has evolved from one of sustenance to one of partnership. Historically, the idea of horses being partnered with humans in a therapeutic capacity is evident from writings of the ancient Greeks to documentation by European physicians and...
Parents' perspective on the value of assistance dogs for children with autism spectrum disorder: a cross-sectional study
Contributor(s):: Louise Burgoyne, Lisa Dowling, Anthony Fitzgerald, Micaela Connolly, John P Browne, Ivan J Perry
While there is an emerging literature on the usefulness of assistance dogs for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), there is a dearth of quantitative data on the value of assistance dog interventions for the family unit and family functioning. Using previously validated scales and scales...
Writing letters to help patients with service and support animals
Contributor(s):: Ensminger, John J., Thomas, J. Lawrence
Brief report: The smiles of a child with autism spectrum disorder during an animal-assisted activity may facilitate social positive behaviors—Quantitative analysis with smile-detecting interface
Contributor(s):: Funahashi, Atsushi, Gruebler, Anna, Aoki, Takeshi, Kadone, Hideki, Suzuki, Kenji
Interventions assistées par l'animal: Quelles connaissances et quelles perspectives? = Animal-assisted interventions: Knowledge and perspectives
Contributor(s):: Grandgeorge, M.
Children with autism encounter an unfamiliar pet: Application of the Strange Animal Situation test
Contributor(s):: Grandgeorge, Marine, Deleau, Michel, Lemonnier, Eric, Tordjman, Sylvie, Hausberger, Martine
An experimental analysis of the effects of therapeutic horseback riding on the behavior of children with autism
Contributor(s):: Jenkins, Sarah R., DiGennaro Reed, Florence D.
Interaction with a therapy dog enhances the effects of social story method in autistic children
Contributor(s):: Grigore, A. A., Rusu, A. S.
This study explored the effects of a combination between two methods that have proved to enhance the social abilities of autistic children - Social Story and Animal Assisted Therapy. The main hypothesis of this investigation was that a naturally enriched social environment (i.e., the presence of...
Highlighting the potential benefits of dogs to families living with autism
The Horse Boy--attending to the stories our patients tell us
Contributor(s):: Karlinsky, H.
The association between therapeutic horseback riding and the social communication and sensory reactions of children with autism
Contributor(s):: Ward, S. C.
Contributor(s):: Karlsberg, Elizabeth
Sit, Stay, and Read
Contributor(s):: Black, Susan
The Dog Days in American Public Schools: Observations and Suggestions Regarding the Laws, Challenges and Amazing Benefits of Allowing Service Animals to Accompany Children with Special Needs to School
Contributor(s):: Joshua T. Walthall
In the summer of 2009, Carter was a five-year-old boy with severe autism. On a daily basis, he had one to several tantrums lasting around an hour that involved kicking, screaming, and biting other people. He also suffered from pica, an eating disorder where he would eat or attempt to eat non-food...
Social behaviors increase in children with autism in the presence of animals compared to toys
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| Contributor(s):: Marguerite E. O'Haire, Samantha J. McKenzie, Alan M. Beck, Virginia Slaughter
Background Previous research has demonstrated the capacity of animal presence to stimulate social interaction among humans. The purpose of this study was to examine the interactions of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with an adult and their typically-developing peers in the...
From symptom recognition to services: How south asian muslim immigrant families navigate autism
| Contributor(s):: Jegatheesan, B., Fowler, S., Miller, P. J.
Autism from a religious perspective: A study of parental beliefs in south Asian muslim immigrant families
| Contributor(s):: Jegatheesan, B., Miller, P. J., Fowler, S. A.