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Flash Farm's mission is foster love and share hope with vulnerable youth through the use of a unique animal assisted therapeutic program.Flash Farm is a purpose built therapeutic centre for vulnerable youth to come and experience life in a tranquil farm setting and undertake...
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...
The efficacy of therapy dogs as teaching adjuncts in promoting empathy in preschool children
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 children. Across a nine-week period of time, preschool-aged children assigned to the treatment...
A Powerful Approach or the Power of Horses: Is Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy an Effective Technique or the Natural Effect of Horses?
Contributor(s):: Jessica S. Iwachiw
The lives of humans and animals have been intertwined through time immemorial, and in many instances the relationship between humans and animals has been thought to be good for human well-being. As such, it is not surprising that treatments for a wide range of ailments, from physical to...
What factors are associated with positive effects of dog ownership in families with children with autism spectrum disorder? The development of the Lincoln Autism Pet Dog Impact Scale
Contributor(s):: Hall, Sophie Susannah, Wright, Hannah F., Mills, Daniel Simon
Dog welfare for the conveyance of pro-social skills to prison populations
Contributor(s):: Linaza, Iñaki, Muro, Cristina
The social skills and attachment to dogs of children with autism spectrum disorder
Contributor(s):: Carlisle, G. K.
Effects of equine interaction on EEG asymmetry in children with autism spectrum disorder: a pilot study
Contributor(s):: Chen, Chih-Chia, Crews, Debbie, Mundt, Stephanie, Ringenbach, Shannon D. R.
Examining the Meaning of Training Animals: A Photovoice Study With At-Risk Youth
Contributor(s):: Williams, Rachel L., Metz, Alexia E.
Improving adolescent social competence and behavior: a randomized trial of an 11-week equine facilitated learning prevention program
Contributor(s):: Pendry, P., Carr, A. M., Smith, A. N., Roeter, S. M.
Oxytocin enhances the appropriate use of human social cues by the domestic dog (Canis familiaris) in an object choice task
Contributor(s):: Oliva, J. L., Rault, J. L., Appleton, B., Lill, A.
The Social Skills and Attachment to Dogs of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
EASEL: Equine Assisted Social-Emotional Learning
Contributor(s):: Louhi-Lehtiö, Mari, Trotter, Kay Sudekum
Improvement of self-efficacy and social skills through participation in Great and Small, a therapeutic horseback riding program
Contributor(s):: Westerman, Patricia, Hargreaves, Holly A., Westerman, Delores, Verge, Melissa, Trotter, Kay Sudekum
Social skills and communication shaped by equine baseball
Contributor(s):: Eller, Steven B., Trotter, Kay Sudekum
The use of mythological themes to elicit socially appropriate behavioral skills
Contributor(s):: Stanton, Deirdre, McKissock, Blair, Dailey, Robert, Trotter, Kay Sudekum
Pet dog ownership in families of children with autism: Children's social skills and attachment to their dogs
Contributor(s):: Carlisle, Gretchen K.
Quand la relation au chien devient thérapeutique auprès de la personne âgée démente. = When the relationship with the dog becomes animal-assisted therapy for elderly with dementia
Contributor(s):: Sudres, J. L., Tafforin, A.
The effects of animal assisted therapy on communication and social skills: A meta-analysis
Contributor(s):: Chitic, Victor, Rusu, Alina S., Szamoskozi, Stefan