How Educators Use Dogs to Support Children's Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Development
| Contributor(s):: Michelle Roberts-Schneider
Children's undeveloped social, emotional, and behavioral skills have long been a concern in early childhood classrooms. Numerous studies have illuminated how therapy dogs in pedagogical settings support children's holistic development, yet there is scant data on the integration of...
Does experience with animals improve toddlers' understanding of others' sound perception?
| Contributor(s):: Rachelle Stover
Introduction: Much research has examined what children understand about others’ visual perception. For instance, 2-year-olds can determine when an object is hidden from another’s viewpoint (Flavell, 1992). Less is known about children’s understanding of other’s auditory...
Children Reading to Dogs: A Systematic Review of the Literature
| Contributor(s):: Hall, S. S., Gee, N. R., Mills, D. S.
For the Love of Riley: A Study of the Impact of Animal Interactions in the Development of Empathy in Children
| Contributor(s):: Rachel Lee
Early Childhood Education professionals teamed up with an Animal Science honors student and a little dog named ‘Riley’ to answer this question. A pet care curriculum was developed centering on what a dog would need to be happy, healthy, and to “feel” loved; Riley served as...
Children reading to dogs: A systematic review of the literature
| Contributor(s):: Hall, Sophie Susannah, Gee, Nancy R., Mills, Daniel Simon
Animal therapy for children with autism spectrum disorder.
| Contributor(s):: Gabriel, Katie R.
Daily animal exposure and children's biological concepts
| Contributor(s):: Geerdts, M. S., Van de Walle, G. A., LoBue, V.
Autism spectrum disorder and pet therapy
| Contributor(s):: Siewertsen, C. M., French, E. D., Teramoto, M.
Children's concepts of the social affordances of a virtual dog and a stuffed dog
| Contributor(s):: Aguiar, Naomi R., Taylor, Marjorie
Pilot study investigating the role of therapy dogs in facilitating social interaction among children with autism
| Contributor(s):: Fung, Suk-chun, Leung, Alvin Seung-ming
Exploring perceived benefits of and barriers to the use of pet therapy dogs in a private school for children with special needs
| Contributor(s):: Wodder, Sarah
Evidence-based psychotherapy is becoming an increasingly accepted way for individuals to manage a variety of clinical disorders and psychosocial stressors. Complementary therapies are designed to support, facilitate, or enhance existing treatment strategies. Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) is one...
Pets, child development, and mental illness
| Contributor(s):: Levinson, B. M.
[The psychiatric aspects of animal assisted therapy]
| Contributor(s):: Banszky, N., Kardos, E., Rozsa, L., Gerevich, J.
Children who supernurture animals: a call for sociological (and other) study
| Contributor(s):: Arluke, A.
The author suggests that "to significantly advance our understand-ing of humane behavior and to instill or enhance its presence in children, we need to go “back to the drawing board” and ask somenew questions about kindness toward animals and use some different, and more exploratory, sociological...
And then the dog died
| Contributor(s):: Kaufman, Kenneth R., Kaufman, Nathaniel D.
Childhood grief and mourning of family and friends may have immediate and long-lasting consequences including depression, anxiety, social withdrawal, behavioral disturbances, and school underachievement. Childhood pet bereavement is no less important, because the pet is often considered a member...
Evolution of research into the mutual benefits of human–animal interaction
| Contributor(s):: Sandra McCune, Katherine A. Kruger, James A. Griffin, Layla Esposito, Lisa S. Freund, Karyl J. Hurley, Regina Bures
There has been unprecedented development of research into human–animal interaction (HAI) in recent years, and this has produced rapid growth in our knowledge and understanding of the benefits that accrue from pet ownership. Recent evidence and developments in the field of HAI have improved...
The Blue Dog: Evaluation of an interactive software program o teach young children how to interact safely with dogs
| Contributor(s):: Schwebel, David C., Morrongiello, Barbara A., Davis, Aaron L., Stewart, Julia, Bell, Melissa
Use of assistance and therapy dogs for children with autism spectrum disorders: a critical review of the current evidence
| Contributor(s):: Berry, A., Borgi, M., Francia, N., Alleva, E., Cirulli, F.
New England Pet Partners, Inc.
New England Pet Partners Inc. is a non-profit organization - 501(c)(3), #17597 that trains, evaluates and supports Registered Pet Assisted Therapy and Reading Education Assistance Dog Teams. While most of our partners are dogs, we joyfully partner up with cats and occasionally horses.