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  1. The Role of Animal-Assisted Interventions in Communication Skills of Children with Autism

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    Contributor(s):: Jennifer Friedrich

    Many children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have difficulties with social communication and prosocial behaviors. Due to a lack of social communication and social interaction skills among children with ASD, special education teachers are tasked with providing meaningful social...

  2. A preliminary study of the effects of individual response to challenge tests and stress induced by humans on learning performance of weaned piglets (Sus scrofa)

    Contributor(s):: Brajon, S., Laforest, J. P., Schmitt, O., Devillers, N.

    This study investigated whether individual behavioural characteristics of piglets and stress induced by experience with humans can influence learning performance. After weaning, piglets received a chronic experience with humans to modulate their emotional state: rough (ROU), gentle (GEN), or...

  3. "Who's been a good dog?" - Owner perceptions and motivations for treat giving

    Contributor(s):: White, G. A., Ward, L., Pink, C., Craigon, J., Millar, K. M.

  4. The Effects of Canine Therapy on Academics, Behavior, and Motivation of Students

    Contributor(s):: Maria Rector

    The purpose of this study was to determine whether canine therapy provided by the B.A.R.K.S. program was effective in increasing reading achievement, impacting the motivation of students while participating in therapy, and decreasing off-task behaviors in the classroom. This study focused on...

  5. The influence of therapy dogs on reading fluency and reading motivation

    Contributor(s):: Conte, Jessica Kerrigan

    This dissertation outlines the need for more to be done to help general education students succeed in reading within the public school system. It presents current data surrounding public education and potential sources to improve reading among young students. It explores the research surrounding...

  6. Approaching anger in schizophrenia: What an implicit task tells you that self-report does not

    Contributor(s):: Reddy, L. Felice, Green, Michael F., Wynn, Jonathan K., Rinck, Mike, Horan, William P.

  7. Yum, cake!: How reward sensitivity relates to automatic approach motivation for dessert food images

    Contributor(s):: May, Christine N., Juergensen, James, Demaree, Heath A.

  8. Are dogs able to communicate with their owners about a desirable food in a referential and intentional way?

    Contributor(s):: Savalli, C., Ades, C., Gaunet, F.

  9. Traits of drug and explosives detection in dogs of two breeds as evaluated by their handlers and trainers

    Contributor(s):: Adamkiewicz, E., Jezierski, T., Walczak, M., Gorecka-Bruzda, A., Sobczynska, M., Prokopczyk, M., Ensminger, J.

    Police dogs handlers' and trainers' opinions on Labrador retrievers (n=87) and German shepherds (n=96) trained for drugs vs. explosives detection have been compared. As most important traits in both specialties the responders indicated: (1) willingness to sniff objects, (2) concentration...

  10. Examining demographic and situational factors on animal cruelty motivations

    Contributor(s):: Hensley, C., Tallichet, S. E., Dutkiewicz, E. L.

  11. Emergency preparedness and pet ownership: A secondary data analysis

    Contributor(s):: Gettis, Daphnee V. E.

  12. Agility Activities for Children in a Municipality in Norway

    Contributor(s):: Krøger, Elsebeth, Slettebø, Åshild, Fossum, Mariann

  13. Human and animal interactions in occupational therapy

    Contributor(s):: Dumont, Claire

  14. Living with companion animals after stroke: experiences of older people in community and primary care nursing

    Contributor(s):: Johansson, Maria, Ahlström, Gerd, Jönsson, Ann-Cathrin

  15. Scientific update

    Contributor(s):: Mangels, Reed

  16. Reading with Maggie: The effect of the presence/absence of a classroom pet dog in a reading intervention package

    Contributor(s):: Bassette, Laura A.

  17. Ian Dunbar: Dog-friendly dog training

    Contributor(s):: Ian Dunbar

    Speaking at the 2007 EG conference, trainer Ian Dunbar asks us to see the world through the eyes of our beloved dogs. By knowing our pets' perspective, we can build their love and trust. It's a message that resonates well beyond the animal world.

  18. Classifying animals and humans in ancient India

    Contributor(s):: Smith, Brian K.

  19. Domestication of the ass and pack transport by animals: a case of technological change

    Contributor(s):: Ovadia, Eran, Bar-Yosef, Ofer, Khazanov, Anatoly M.

  20. The Influence of the Relationship and Motivation on Inequity Aversion in Dogs

    Contributor(s):: Range, Friederike, Leitner, Karin, Viranyi, Zsofia