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  1. Development of a Dog-Assisted Activity Program in an Elementary Classroom

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    | Contributor(s):: Cinzia Correale, Lara Crescimbene, Marta Borgi, Francesca Cirulli

    Here we describe a pilot Dog-Assisted Activity program that was designed to improve wellbeing and social integration in a multi-cultural elementary classroom in which some episodes of bullying had been reported. We developed a 5-encounters protocol with the aim of introducing pet dogs into the...

  2. Social rivalry triggers visual attention in children with autism spectrum disorders

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    | Contributor(s):: Marine Grandgeorge, Yentl Gautier, Pauline Brugaillères, Inès Tiercelin, Carole Jacq, Marie-Claude Lebret, Martine Hausberger

    Visual social attention is central to social functioning and learning and may act as a reinforcer. Social rivalry, which occurs when an individual is excluded from dyadic interactions, can promote interspecific learning by triggering attention. We applied it to an animal-assisted intervention,...

  3. 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...

  4. Paws and Think, Inc.

    Paws and Think, Inc. was founded in 2001 as a 501(c)(3) organization to bring the benefits off the human-animal bond to both people and dogs.  Our Mission is Improving lives through the power of the human-dog connection.  We do this through our Youth-Canine programs, helping at-risk or...

  5. The Potential of Green Care Interventions to Promote Positive Youth Development with a One Health Lens

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    | Contributor(s):: Hagit Brandes

    The first part of this study is making a conceptual tie between three distinct bodies of knowledge: Green Care, Positive Youth Development (PYD), and One Health. Green Care is an organizing construct for various interventions that use nature as a framework. I suggest that a nature-based program...

  6. "Eläinavusteisilla menetelmillä on niinku isompi potentiaali käsillä kuin mitä me ehkä välttämättä edes ymmärretäänkään" : eläinavusteisuuden merkitykset tunne- ja vuorovaikutustaitojen harjoittelussa asiakkaan, ammattilaisen ja sosiaalialan näkökulm

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    | Contributor(s):: Katri Oijennus, Riikka Valo

    Sosiaalialalla tapahtuu merkittäviä muutoksia sosiaalihuoltolakiuudistuksen sekä tulevan maakunta- eli sote-uudistuksen myötä. Nämä muutokset näkyvät monitasoisesti myös työkentillä asiakastyöhön juurrutettavien uusien...

  7. Animal-Assisted Interventions for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Survey of French Facilities

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    | Contributor(s):: Claire Philippe-Peyroutet, Marine Grandgeorge

    Our survey of animal-assisted interventions (AAI) offered by French intervention facilities aimed to examine and describe the range of AAI for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) children. We invited 2,302 facilities to reply to an online questionnaire. The responses to our survey (n = 386)...

  8. Eläinavusteinen interventio : asiakkaan toiminnallisuuden tukeminen koira-avusteisin menetelmin : kirjaprojekti

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    | Contributor(s):: Eeva Kahilaniemi

    Eläinavusteinen interventio – asiakkaan toiminnallisuuden tukeminen koira-avusteisin menetelmin on opinnäytetyö, jonka tuotoksena toteutin saman nimisen oppikirjan. Toiminnallisena opinnäytetyönä tehty kirja on suunnattu sosiaali-, terveys- ja kasvatusalojen...

  9. The Effects of Animal-Assisted Intervention on Drug Abuse and Rehabilitation (HABRI Central Bibliography)

    | Contributor(s):: Christopher C Charles (compiler)

  10. Hund, Katze und Co—Tiere als Prävention und Therapie in der Humanmedizin

    | Contributor(s):: A. Prothmann

  11. Working with People at Risk: An Exploration of Human Services Practitioners' Use of Animal-Assisted Interventions

    | Contributor(s):: N Evans, C Gray, J Christenhusz, M Perez-y-Perez

  12. Animal-Assisted Interventions for psychiatric patients: Beliefs in treatment effects among practitioners

    | Contributor(s):: Bente Berget, Sverre Grepperud

    IntroductionThe aim of the study was to investigate the degree of belief in therapeutic effects from Animal-Assisted Interventions (AAI) for psychiatric patients among physicians and psychologists, and to identify variables explaining variations in such beliefs.Material and methodsA...

  13. Human–Animal Interaction Research in School Settings: Current Knowledge and Future Directions

    | Contributor(s):: Nancy R. Gee, James A. Griffin, Peggy McCardle

    The involvement of animals is almost commonplace in many schools, although actual data documenting the extent and nature of human–animal interaction (HAI) in these settings are sparse. We provide an overview of the existing research and argue that the inclusion of animals in classroom...

  14. Minor Immediate Effects of a Dog on Children's Reading Performance and Physiology

    | 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 positive effects on reading performance. We investigated the short-term effects of dogs on reading...

  15. Educação assistida por animais : intervenção em crianças com alterações de comportamento

    | 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 Intervenções Assistidas por Animais / Educação Assistida por Animais...

  16. 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 condition...

  17. Koirakuuntelijat : koira-avusteinen työskentely koulukiusaamiseen puuttumisessa

    | Contributor(s):: Merja Lundelin

    Kehittämistyöni tavoitteena oli tehdä koulukiusaamisprojektista projektisuunnitelma. Hankkeen aloitteentekijänä on Suomen Karva-Kaverit ry. Kehittämistyöni aihe on hyvin ajankohtainen, koska koulukiusaamiseen kiinnitetään huomiota joka...

  18. Human - animal interaction and the benefits to mental health: A phenomenological study

    | Contributor(s):: Jasmin Jau

    The prevalence of mental illness is a major concern in Australia and worldwide. It is one of the leading causes of disability in Australia and it is estimated that globally one in four people will experience a mental illness at some point in their life. One of the lesser known therapies and...

  19. Beliefs About Animal Assisted Interventions Among Medical Social Workers

    | Contributor(s):: Gyda D. Boyd

    Animal‑Assisted Intervention (AAI) is used to significantly reduce pain, lower blood pressure, decrease anxiety, and help ease depression in people with a range of health problems; however, it is not readily used in the hospital setting. Research involving the Human‑Animal Bond (HAB) is well...

  20. Eläimet työhyvinvoinnin tukena : palvelumalli eläinavusteiseen työskentelyyn

    | Contributor(s):: Pauliina Mielonen

    Tämä opinnäytetyö toteutui työelämälähtöisenä tutkimuksellisena kehittämishankkeena, jonka tavoitteena oli tuottaa Finla Työterveys Oy:lle työhyvinvointia tukeva palvelumalli eläinavusteiseen työskentelyyn. Tarkoituksena...