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  1. Outcomes in language and social skills as seen in children with autism and developmental disabilities participating in equine assisted activities

    Contributor(s):: Megan Koenigseder

    Individuals with developmental disabilities commonly present characteristics that include deficits in social and communicative abilities. A number of intervention strategies have been implemented, but none have proven to be most effective. A somewhat novel approach known as equine assisted...

  2. Tangible space: centre for animal assisted therapy.

    Contributor(s):: Andri Verwey

    In the Centre for Animal Assisted Therapy, animals act as a therapeutic intervention to improve the well-being of therapy patients. The main medical success of this mode of therapy lies within the tactile experience of touch. This thesis is about discovering an architecture that acts as a...

  3. Horses are Worth More Than Riches: Parental Perceptions of the Relationship Between Equine Assisted Activities/Therapy and Listening and Spoken Language

    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 or hard of hearing (DHH). Parents of children who are DHH and communicate through listening and...

  4. Extending identity theory: parenting and identity formation in human-animal relationships

    Contributor(s):: Andrea Laurent-Simpson

    Both traditional and structural perspectives in symbolic interaction have conceptualized the formation of self as arising out of lingual interaction between human actors. This was based on Mead’s original premise that non-human actors were alingual, and thus incapable of intersubjectivity....

  5. Cortisol levels in dolphin Tursiops truncatus interactive programs linked to humanNiveles de cortisol en delfines Tursiops truncatus vinculados a programas interactivos con humanos

    Contributor(s):: Sanchez Okrucky, R., Morales Vela, B.

    Understanding the physiological changes in animals during physical activity to improve animal welfare has become increasingly important in animal collections that remain under human care. To date, the effect of interactive programs on dolphins under human care has not been evaluated, for that...

  6. Application of the welfare quality protocol in pig slaughterhouses of five countries

    Contributor(s):: Dalmau, A., Nande, A., Vieira-Pinto, M., Zamprogna, S., Martino, G. di, Ribas, J. C. R., Costa, M. P. da, Halinen-Elemo, K., Velarde, A.

    The objective of the present study is to assess the variability of the measures used in the welfare quality (WQ) protocol for pigs among slaughterhouses in five different countries and to propose alarm and critical thresholds for the calculation of scores for future development of an animal...

  7. Pets in the context of disaster: challenges of (de)protectionAnimais de estimacao em contexto de desastres: desafios de (des)protecao

    Contributor(s):: Antonio, L. S., Valencio, N. F. L. da S.

    Immeasurable social-environmental damage and losses occur in catastrophic disasters related to hydro meteorological events. Some of them have prominence to the authorities who work in the emergency context and others do not. In Brazil, in general, animals seriously affected in these disasters...

  8. Communication between animals and humans: language, understanding and matters of attitude in human-animal interaction

    Contributor(s):: Sandra Grötsch

    Sandra Grötsch, University of Oulu, Finland Conversation strategies between animals and humans. Language,understanding and matters of attitude in human-animal interaction. Literature and especially fantasy literature provides us with numerous examples of conversation types between animals...

  9. Bottlenose Dolphins' (Tursiops truncatus) Theory of Mind as Demonstrated by Responses to their Trainers' Attentional States

    Contributor(s):: Masaki Tomonaga, Yuka Uwano

    The present study examined the ability of dolphins to follow the gestural signs presented by humantrainers in various attentional states in order to understand the social cognition of dolphins. Thehuman trainers enacted the gestural signs by orienting their bodies and heads in different...

  10. Are Conversations Between Dolphins and Humans Possible?

    Contributor(s):: Stan A. Kuczaj II

    Scientific speculations concerning the sophistication of dolphin communication systems have contributed to the notion that meaningful two-way communication between dolphins and humans is possible. This notion has garnered considerable support in the media and popular literature, resulting in an...

  11. Our four-legged friends or a soulles object of study?: Yulia Khukalenko at TEDxVladivostok

    Contributor(s):: Yulia Khukalenko

    The words we choose are creating the future of ... animals. Having studied how animals are regarded in scientific texts, linguist Yulia Khukalenko warns us about the consequences we can incur for animals if we go on talking about them in the same way. 

  12. Refiguring the Human and the Animal: Anthropomorphism & Zoomorphism in Twentieth Century American Poetry

    Contributor(s):: Manglitz, Michael Levi

  13. Extreme Humanism: Heidegger, Buber, and the Threshold of Language

    Contributor(s):: Garrett, Frank

  14. Response to "The Nature and Evolution of Human Language: Commentary"

    Contributor(s):: Sheets-Johnstone, Maxine

  15. The Possibility of an Evolutionary Semantics

    Contributor(s):: Sheets-Johnstone, Maxine

  16. Why We Would Not Understand a Talking Lion

    Contributor(s):: Levvis, Gary W.

  17. The Nature and Evolution of Human Language: Commentary on The Possibility of an Evolutionary Semantics

    Contributor(s):: Bishop, Michael A.

  18. [The influence of minority sociolinguistic context on home support for seniors in a rural devitalized area: the case of Acadieville New Brunswick]

    Contributor(s):: Simard, M., Dupuis-Blanchard, S., Villalon, L., Gould, O., Ethier, S., Gibbons, C.

  19. Evaluation of the sexual behavior and testosterone concentrations of Mangalarga Marchador stallions

    Contributor(s):: Rua, M. A. S., Quirino, C. R., Bastos, R., Bartholazzi Junior, A., Santoro, P. N., Ribeiro, M. da S., Matos, L. F., Barreto, M. A. P.

    Assessing the sexual behavior of stallions is extremely important because sexual behavior is linked to reproductive efficiency. The objective of this study was to evaluate the sexual behavior, testosterone concentration and libido of Mangalarga Marchador stallions from northern Rio de Janeiro...

  20. Hormonal and behavioural stress responses to capture and radio-collar fitting in free-ranging pampas deer ( Ozotoceros bezoarticus)

    Contributor(s):: Munerato, M. S., Marques, J. A., Caulkettt, N. A., Tomas, W. M., Zanetti, E. S., Trovati, R. G., Pereira, G. T., Palme, R.

    This study evaluated the short-term hormonal and behavioural responses to capture and radio-collar fitting in free-ranging pampas deer ( Ozotoceros bezoarticus). Twenty adult deer (eleven females and nine males) were captured in the South Pantanal wetland (Brazil) and equipped with VHF...