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| Theses | Contributor(s): Autumn O'Hara
Therapists work with many children with many different diagnoses. One of the most prevalent diagnosis is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). According to recent statistics, available from the Centers...
A Clinical Practice Change Initiative to Incorporate Animal Assisted Therapy in Advanced Practice Registered Nurses' Clinical Practice for Children and Adolescents
| Theses | Contributor(s): Donna Rae Cowell
Background: Children and adolescents mental healthcare needs is vital for the future of our nation’s welfare (American Psychology Association, 2014). Research has indicated AAT may be a...
Minor Immediate Effects of a Dog on Children's Reading Performance and Physiology
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lisa Schretzmayer, Kurt Kotrschal, Andrea Beetz
Literacy is a key factor in occupational success and social integration. However, an increasing number of children lack appropriate reading skills. There is growing evidence that dogs have...
Caregiver Reports of Interactions between Children up to 6 Years and Their Family Dog—Implications for Dog Bite Prevention
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Christine Arhant, Andrea Martina Beetz, Josef Troxler
In children up to 6 years, interactions such as interfering with the dog’s resources and also benign behaviors (e.g., petting) commonly precede a bite incident with the family dog....
A Birth Cohort Analysis to Study Dog Walking in Adolescence Shows No Relationship with Objectively Measured Physical Activity
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Carri Westgarth, Andrew R. Ness, Calum Mattocks, Robert M. Christley
Physical inactivity during childhood and adolescence is a serious health concern. There are few studies of the activity undertaken by adolescents when walking with the family dog, and the effect...
Educational Possibilities of Keeping Goats in Elementary Schools in Japan
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Naoko Koda, Shiho Kutsumi, Toshiya Hirose, Gen Watanabe
Many Japanese elementary schools keep small animals for educational purposes, and the effects and challenges have been investigated. Although goats are medium-sized animals that are familiar to...
Nov 02 2017
Aspects and Answers: Best Practices in Partnering with Dogs for Children on the Autism Spectrum
Does experience with animals improve toddlers' understanding of others' sound perception?
| Posters | Contributor(s): Rachelle Stover
Introduction: Much research has examined what children understand about others’ visual perception. For instance, 2-year-olds can determine when an object is hidden from another’s...
A field study with primary school children on perception of social presence and interactive behavior with a pet robot
| Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Marcel Heerink, Marta Díaz, Jordi Albo-Canals, Cecilio Angulo, Alex Barco, Judit Casacuberta, Carles Garriga
This paper presents a study on measuring (1) how children experience a pet robot, (2) how they play with it and (3) how children’s perceptions on and interaction with pet robots are...
A Parental Perspective: The Role of Companion Animals for Children During Separation and Divorce
| Theses | Contributor(s): Jessica Michel
Children grow up in interdependent family systems, where transitions affect all members. A prevalent transition in Australian families is divorce. When divorce occurs children are exposed to...
Horses are Worth More Than Riches: Parental Perceptions of the Relationship Between Equine Assisted Activities/Therapy and Listening and Spoken Language
| Theses | Contributor(s): Kelsey M. Large
The purpose of this study was to determine parental perceptions of the impact of Equine Assisted Activities and Therapy (EAAT) on the listening and spoken language skills of children who are deaf...
Affecting affect effectively : investigating a haptic-affect platform for guiding physiological responses
| Theses | Contributor(s): Joseph P. Hall
This thesis describes the development of a platform for touch-guided anxiety management via engagement with a robot pet. An existing physiological sensor suite and “Haptic Creature”...
The Effects of Receiving Animal Assisted Therapy on the Self-Efficacy and Reading Fluency of Struggling Readers
| Theses | Contributor(s): Lisa M. Smith
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of using animal-assisted therapy on the self-efficacy and reading fluency of struggling readers. The measurement tool used was Dynamic...
Eläinavusteinen toiminta osana sosiaali- ja terveysalaa : Pirkanmaan Hali-Bernit tuottamassa hyvää oloa
| Theses | Contributor(s): Sini Reini
Opinnäytetyön tarkoituksena on tutkia ja tarkastella eläinavusteista toimintaa ja sen yhteyttä sosiaali- ja terveysalaan. Tarkemmin eriteltynä tarkoituksena on...
The Perceived Psychosocial Benefits of Pet Ownership on Child Development: A Parental Perspective
| Theses | Contributor(s): Erin K. Leahy
The purpose of this review is to explore the beneficial role pets play in facilitating the psychosocial development of preadolescent children. It is proposed that the pet is perceived by both the...
Koira-avusteinen terapia lasten psyykkisten häiriöiden hoidossa
| Theses | Contributor(s): Susanna Tuovinen
Koira-avusteinen psykoterapia on maailmalla tunnettu hoitomuoto psyykkisten häiriöiden hoidossa. Suomessa se ei kuitenkaan ole vielä saavuttanut samanlaista suosiota. Tämä...
Educação assistida por animais : intervenção em crianças com alterações de comportamento
| Theses | Contributor(s): Ãngela Maria Dias de Vilhena e Mascarenhas
A realização deste estudo terá a intenção de levantar a possibilidade e verificar a exequibilidade da implementação de projectos / programas de...
Experiencing Pet Loss as a Child: A Parental Perspective
| Theses | Contributor(s): Sarah Jayne Parkin
Due to the positive contributions many companion animals make to the lives of others, it is common for individuals to build strong emotional attachments to their pets. Individuals who have strong...
Interação humano-cão: o social constituído pela relação interespécie
| Theses | Contributor(s): Ceres Berger Faraco
A presente tese consiste de estudos na área da Psicologia, abordando o sistema social na lnteração Humano-Cão. Defende-se que ha uma sociedade particular...
The efficacy of therapy dogs as teaching adjuncts in promoting empathy in preschool children
| Theses | Contributor(s): Michael Jeffrey Donaldson
The purpose of this study was to present empirical evidence about the efficacy of using therapy dogs as teacher adjuncts in schools to promote the social and emotional skills of preschool-aged...