The effects of animal assisted therapy on tantrums and aggressive behaviors of children with autism
Contributor(s):: Jesionowicz, Rebecca L.
This study investigated the influence of Animal Assisted Therapy on three elementary school boys' with Autism Spectrum Disorder emotional regulation. The children participated in 12 Animal Assisted Therapy sessions using the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum with a therapy dog over the course of 6-8 weeks....
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.
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...
Accrediting the Therapeutic Riding Industry
Contributor(s):: Kelsey Lynch, Shannon Thieme, Julie M. Fagan
Therapeutic horseback riding is used for people with many disabilities through out the country. However, these programs can be quite expensive for the families of the participants. Many programs are not funded and since they are not covered by insurances, most families have to pay out of pocket....
The effectiveness for hippotherapy for children with autism-spectrum disorders
Contributor(s):: Taylor Aaron, Sharon Cubelo, Merrill Simpson, Julie M. Fagan
There is little research regarding the type of equine assisted therapy (EAT) known as hippotherapy for children who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Our research involves surveying parents and therapists of children with ASD that are participating in a hippotherapy...
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...
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
Retrieving Freedom, Inc
Retrieving Freedom, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to training service dogs to help people. Our three primary focuses are training dogs to serve the needs of veterans, children with autism and individuals living with diabetes. We breed and train chosen dogs that exhibit...
Gateway HorseWorks, a 501(c)(3) public charity, offers transformative Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Services to children, adults, and families in a healing, farm-based environment.Since 2011, Executive Director Kristen de Marco has been providing EAGALA Model ® Equine Assisted Growth &...
Stir-N-Up Hope is a Not-For-Profit organization that provides free therapeutic riding sessions to handicapped individuals. The program is seasonal, running from spring to fall. Riders are taught to groom, tack, lead, and ride. Games are also incorporated to work on areas of special needs.Riders...
Is there a difference in the quality of the relationship between children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and well-known cats versus children with typical development and well-known cats?
Contributor(s):: Ada van der Molen
Being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) does not affect the quality of the relationship between children and their cat. The attachment to the cat and the acceptance of the cat the way it is do play an important role in the quality of the relationship. Cats just as often meet the...
The Elephants in the Therapy Room
Animal therapy for children with autism spectrum disorder.
Contributor(s):: Gabriel, Katie R.
A Compassionate Curriculum Utilizing a Guinea Pig to Help Students Develop Empathy, Responsibility, and Positive Social Interactions
Contributor(s):: Sinno, Nadia
Hästar som terapi inom humanvården : hälsoeffekter och risker
Contributor(s):: Andersson, Daniela
Contributor(s):: Eileen Bona
This is a true story of a boy with Autism and how working with chickens in a therapeutic animal assisted therapy program helped him.
Catching Dreams Out at the Ranch
This newspaper article speaks to the effects of an animal and nature assisted therapy program for people with disabilities and mental health diagnoses in Alberta Canada.