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  1. 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...

  2. The history and training of the therapy dog for school personnel

    Contributor(s):: Carmen Wille, Sue Montgomery

    Since the time dogs were first domesticated, they have played an important role in providing companionship and comfort. It was a natural extension of this human animal bond to use dogs to provide this same comfort to others as what is now know as dog-assisted therapy. This project reviews the...

  3. Equine education programs and related studies as found in colleges and universities in the United States

    Contributor(s):: Carol Louise Wright Parmenter

    This study was undertaken to determine the nature and scope of equine education programs being offered in the colleges and universities throughout the country and the attitudes of specialists toward these programs. The schools participating in this study were selected after an extensive review of...

  4. Dr Dog

    Animals Asia’s Dr Dog is an innovative animal-assisted therapy programme that provides people in need with what they need most – a best friend. The programme is also changing the way people feel about dogs. In China, where we focus our work, Dr Dog is challenging beliefs and changing...

  5. Integrating animals in the classroom: The attitudes and experiences of Australian school teachers toward animal-assisted interventions for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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    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...

  6. National Capital Therapy Dogs, Inc.

    National Capital Therapy Dogs, Inc. (NCTD) is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization that provides animal-assisted therapy to many people in health facilities, shelters, schools and libraries.  Established in 1990, NCTD has steadily expanded its operations, and is now recognized as one of...

  7. Pawsitive Pets

    Pawsitive Pets, Inc. pet assisted therapy services works with rehabilitation facilities, assisted living facilities, retirement communities, hospitals, hospice, public libraries, schools and more. Our teams volunteer their time and love sharing the comfort, healing and connection of the human...

  8. Peace Starts Small: The Benefits of Animal Related Humane Education Efforts in the Classroom

    Contributor(s):: Anna L. Abbott

    My goal is to inspire elementary educators to teach humane education in their classrooms on a regular basis so that our children can grow to be compassionate membersof our community. If we foster empathy and kindness we will see positive change in our world for all living things. While my...

  9. Pet Behaviour Science | Open Access Journal

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    Contributor(s):: David Menor

    Pet Behaviour Science is a new open access journal, which publishes original papers relating to all aspects of the behaviour of pets, including their relationships with humans. As a multidisciplinary journal, Pet Behaviour Science welcomes submissions from the arts and humanities, behavioural and...

  10. To Eat or Not to Eat, that is the Question on Class Pets: Michael Paoli at TEDxNavesink

    Contributor(s):: Michael Paoli

    Remember being bored in school? Don't you wish you could pick vegetables in the hallway and eat them on the way to your next class? Did you ever consider eating your class pet in 7th grade? In this talk Math teacher Michael Paoli shows how an aquaponics fish tank in a New York City public...

  11. The effects of a humane education curriculum, involving The Great Ape Project, on the attitudes of fourth grade students

    Contributor(s):: Justine Tweyman-Erez

    An experiment wlh a group of thirty-four fourth grade students in a private school was evaluated. A Hurnane Education unl of study, focusing on human and animal rights, was devised and facilitated by the teacherresearcher during class as part of the Social and Environmental Studies curriculum....

  12. Helping Paws Healing Hearts

    By pairing her passion for helping others and counseling with animal assisted activities, Amy Hicks founded Helping Paws Healing Hearts. Children listen, students maintain the lesson and adults love the interaction with the dogs.Amy has visited schools in Tennessee and Georgia with her...

  13. Tender Paws Animal Therapy Group of Clarksville Tennessee

    Tender Paws is an all volunteer organization dedicated to conducting Animal Assisted Activities and Animal Assisted Therapy in the Clarksville / Montgomery County, Ft. Campbell / Christian County, Dickson County and Houston County areas. Our goal is to provide quality interactions to those we...

  14. American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians Newsletter, Volume 38 (Spring/Summer 2016)

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    Contents:President's Message, p 1Bow Wow Therapy Dogs Visit the Texas School for the Deaf to Help Raise Funds and Visibility for a Grand Cause, p 2Involving Children in the End-of-Life Process of a Pet Teaches Them about Compassionately Caring for Others, p 3Editorial Note, p 4How Classroom...

  15. Motivation to use animal assisted therapy among psychotherapy and counselling graduate students

    Contributor(s):: Noga Lutzky-Cohen

    Though there is evidence of the benefits of incorporating Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) in counselling, this therapy is obscure to many Canadian students. This online study explored Canadian counselling and clinical psychology graduate students' attitudes toward, and perceptions of, AAT....

  16. Teachers' and principals' perceptions of animals as pets and animal-assisted therapy in an educational setting

    Contributor(s):: Fick, Janet L.

  17. Exposure of preschool children to companion animals: impact on role-taking skills

    Contributor(s):: Cindee Bailey

    The importance of role-taking skills in the social development of children has been well documented. Further, it has been shown that children's development of role-taking skills is dependent upon the quantity and quality of social interactions which require theconsideration of...

  18. The Biobuddies Project: Enhancing Agricultural Awareness in Canadian Elementary Schools

    Contributor(s):: Alison Brock

    This thesis explores the current agricultural perceptions in the grade two students of Guelph Ontario. This research explored current stigma as well as the misconceptions that are often associated with farming in today’s urban populations.  Primary data was collected from students...

  19. Taiwan Dr. Dog Program

    The Taiwan Dr. Dog program was initiated by Ms. Shirley Chen in 1999, with help from Animal Asia Foundation in Hong Kong. It provides regular visits to nursing homes, hospitals and special education centers in the Taipei, TaiChung and KaoHsiung areas in Taiwan.Currently, the Taiwan Dr. Dogs...

  20. Bob and Axle

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    Contributor(s):: Eileen Bona

    This is a story about a dog and a turkey working at an animal assisted therapy program and how they effectively help people understand the dynamics of bullying while working in their roles as therapy animals.