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  1. Dolphin Therapy: The Playful Way to Work toward the Next Step

    Contributor(s):: Wermer, Maaike

  2. Integrating Therapy Dog Teams in a Physical Activity Program for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Contributor(s):: Obrusnikova, Iva, Cavalier, Albert R., Bibik, Janice M., Manley, Kyle

  3. L'enfant avec un autisme et l'animal dans un lien signifant: Des possibilités d'interventions thérapeutiques

    Contributor(s):: Maurer, Marie, Delfour, Fabienne, Trudel, Marcel, Adrien, Jean-Louis

  4. Pilot study measuring the effects of therapeutic horseback riding on school-age children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders

    Contributor(s):: Gabriels, Robin L., Agnew, John A., Holt, Katherine D., Shoffner, Amy, Zhaoxing, Pan, Ruzzano, Selga, Clayton, Gerald H., Mesibov, Gary

  5. The effects of equine-assisted therapy in improving the psychosocial functioning with children with autism

    Contributor(s):: Memishevikj, Haris, Hodzhikj, Saudin

  6. Clinical material

    Contributor(s):: Rhode, Maria

    Finn is a fostered boy aged eight, seen three times a week for psychotherapy. He and an older sibling were removed from his parents when Finn was aged five, and placed with the current foster carers. The placement has periodically been jeopardised by his chaotic and destructive behavior, which...

  7. Effects of therapeutic riding in children with autism

    Contributor(s):: Mason, Misty A.

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

    Contributor(s):: Carlisle, Gretchen K.

  9. Dec 12 2014

    Evening of Animals as Therapy

    The event will be held in honor of The Nexus School, which is devoted to educating children within the autism spectrum. From 5 to 7pm the public can meet patient and loving “four-leggeds” who make...

  10. New Directions in Canine Assisted Therapy for Children: Our Entwined Future

    01 Dec 2014 | Posted by Patty Dobbs Gross

      This is the last column in a series of ten written for Purdue’s excellent site, and I confess to being a bit emotional to be so close to finally completing this series. It has...

  11. New Directions in Canine Assisted Therapy: Spreading the Wealth

    25 Nov 2014 | Posted by Patty Dobbs Gross

      As the field of Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) for children emerges, so does the importance of providing appropriate therapy for all children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. No...

  12. Master's social work thesis on autism assistance dogs as a parent support resource

    Forum › general-discussion › new-initiatives--projects

    Hi everyone,   I am doing my master's social work thesis on how autism service dogs can be a source of empowerment and social support for parents. Naturally, most of the...

  13. Effect of Animal-Assisted Play Therapy on facilitating social behavior for children with autism: a preliminary comparison study

    Contributor(s):: Fung, SukChun

    Despite evidence that Animal-Assisted Play Therapy increases the positive social behavior of children with autism, little is known about the mechanism of this treatment effect. In the present study, ten children with autism, aged 7-10, were randomized into two groups. One group attended 14...

  14. Effects of classroom animal-assisted activities on social functioning in children with autism spectrum disorder

    Contributor(s):: O'Haire, M. E., McKenzie, S. J., McCune, S., Slaughter, V.

  15. Review of current evidence and future directions in animal-assisted intervention for children with autism

    Contributor(s):: O'Haire, M. E.

  16. Setting the One Health Agenda and the Human-Companion Animal Bond

    Contributor(s):: Takashima, G. K., Day, M. J.

  17. 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...

  18. Setting the One Health Agenda and the Human–Companion Animal Bond

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    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...

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  20. 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...