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Outcomes in language and social skills as seen in children with autism and developmental disabilities participating in equine assisted activities
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| Theses | 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,...
| Theses | Contributor(s): Autumn O'Hara
Therapists work with many children with many different diagnoses. One of the most prevalent diagnosis is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). According to recent statistics, available from the Centers...
Assistance Dogs: Historic Patterns and Roles of Dogs Placed by ADI or IGDF Accredited Facilities and by Non-Accredited U.S. Facilities
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sandra Walther, Mariko Yamamoto, Abigail Paige Thigpen, Anaissa Garcia, Neil H. Willits, Lynette A. Hart
Dogs’ roles to support people with disabilities are increasing. Existing U.S. laws and regulations pertaining to the use of dogs for people with disabilities are only minimally enforced....
Child-canine bonding in children with ASD : findings within and across case studies
| Theses | Contributor(s): Kathryn Rebekah Struik
The demand for support for children and families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) continues to grow, and one increasingly popular avenue of support is the use of therapeutic canines....
Animal-Assisted Therapy on Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
| Theses | Contributor(s): Alba Méndez Moreno
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a common, incurable neurodevelopmental disorder impairing the individual’s capacity of social communication and interaction. There is not any...
O recurso a animais nas intervenções em crianças com perturbações do espetro do Autismo
| Theses | Contributor(s): Maria Francisca de Sousa Magalhães
A Organização Mundial de Saúde prevê que em 2020 as doenças do neurodesenvolvimento infantil, como as perturbações do espetro do autismo, sejam uma...
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
| Theses | 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...
Retrieving Freedom, Inc
Retrieving Freedom, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to training service dogs to help people. Our three primary focuses are training dogs to serve the needs of veterans,...
Animal therapy for children with autism spectrum disorder.
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Gabriel, Katie R.
EP World, Inc.
Western Washington University
KNGF Geleide Honden
We are a non-profit foundation and our work largely depends on donations and legacies. Since our establishment in 1935 we have trained over 5,000 dogs for blind and visually impaired people very....
The roles of animals for individuals with autism spectrum disorder
| Book Sections | Contributor(s): Grandin, Temple, Fine, Aubrey H., O'Haire, Marguerite E., Carlisle, Gretchen, Bowers, Christine M.
Elsevier Academic Press
San Diego, CA
The role of service dogs for two children with autism spectrum disorder
| Theses | Contributor(s): Waldie, Jennifer
Lakehead University (Canada)
Students with autism, service dogs, and public schools: A review of state laws
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hill, David R., King, Seth A., Mrachko, Alicia A.
Journal of Disability Policy Studies
Hill, David R., University of Pittsburgh, 5155 Posvar Hall, 230 S....
Utilizing assistive dogs in integrated employment settings: Multidisciplinary elements to consider for individuals with ASD
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Groomes, Darlene A. G., Clemons, Andrew, Hulme, Sandra, Kort, Kelly, Mesibov, Gary
Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation
Groomes, Darlene A. G., Oakland University, School of Education and Human Services, Rochester, MI,...
Service dogs: Taking the 'dis' out of disabilities in children with with intellectual or behavioral disabilities
| Book Sections | Contributor(s): Fry-Johnson, Yvonne W., Powell, Suzanne, Winokur, Donnie Kanter, Merrick, Joav
Nova Biomedical Books
Hauppauge, NY, US
Fry-Johnson, Yvonne W., Morehouse School of Medicine, 720 Westview Drive, SW, Atlanta,...
Service dogs for children with autism spectrum disorder: benefits, challenges and welfare implications
| Theses | Contributor(s): Burrows, Kristen Elizabeth
University of Guelph
Department of Population Medicine
Service Dogs Prove to Be Boon for Children with Autism
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Levinson, Jerry
Pet ownership and health
| Theses | Contributor(s): June Mcnicholas
This thesis presents three classes of mechanism that may explain reported associations between pet ownership and health benefits. The first suggests any association is noncausal.
North Star Foundation
| Organizations | Contributor(s): Patty Dobbs Gross
At North Star, our clients are children whose challenges range from autism to serious medical conditions to grief over the loss of a parent. All these children have family members who are...
Canine Support Teams, Inc.
Founded in 1989, by Carol Roquemore, Canine Support Teams provides service dogs to increase the ability of someone with disabilities to live independently while simultaneously providing loving...