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  1. How Educators Use Dogs to Support Children's Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Development

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    | 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...

  2. 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...

  3. Dogs in classrooms? At these private schools, pets are all over the place.

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    | Contributor(s):: Steve Hendrix

  4. Service and Emotional Support Animals on Campus: The Relevance and Controversy

    | Contributor(s):: Melinda Phillips

  5. Therapy Dogs of Boulder County

    The TDBC is a group of like-minded people (and their dogs) gathered together to enhance and perform the wonderful services of therapy dog work for Boulder County, Colorado and surrounding areas.The TDBC is a website attempting to bring all therapy dog teams operating in Boulder County,...

  6. Inland Empire Therapy Dogs

    Inland Empire Therapy Dogs, Inc. is devoted to bringing the benefits of interacting with well-trained, friendly dogs to people in healthcare, education and community settings in the Inland Empire. Our services are covered by liability insurance and are always provided free of charge.

  7. Pleasure of Your Company Therapy Dogs

    As a not-for-profit organization based in the Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley, Pleasure of Your Company Therapy Dogs (POYC) is dedicated to visiting members of our society who are unable to own dogs themselves, and bring them the joys of high quality therapy dogs. Our volunteers visit...

  8. The Effects of Tactile and Indirect Contact with Dogs in a College Population

    | Contributor(s):: Kalina Welch

    To assess how physiological stress response is affected by human-canine interactions, one hundred-thirty (n=130) Carroll College students in Helena, Montana participated in trials designed to measure blood pressure, respiratory rate, heart rate, and galvanic skin response (GSR) in low- and...

  9. Feature Story: Therapy dogs bring relief for stressed-out students

    | Contributor(s):: Costa Maragos

    Dogs can bring great comfort to people dealing with stress. Now research shows there are many therapeutic benefits to bringing therapy dogs to university campuses to help stressed-out students, particularly during final exam time. “We found that dogs offer students love and support. This is...

  10. Pet therapy in work and school | Lorinda Schrammel | TEDxOStateU

    Lorinda Schrammel is the training and development manager at Oklahoma State University. She is also the owner of Evie, a 2-year-old black and tan shepherd who works with OSU's pet therapy program. While Lorinda works in Human Resources at OSU, Evie welcomes new employees and serves as a...

  11. Comparing the Effect of Animal-Rearing Education in Japan with Conventional Animal-Assisted Education

    | Contributor(s):: Yuka Nakajima

    An increasing number of teachers are introducing animals into their class so that pupils foster cognitive, physiological, and social skills through their interaction with animals. Along with such an educational style termed animal-assisted education (AAE), Japanese formal education has also...

  12. Educational Possibilities of Keeping Goats in Elementary Schools in Japan

    | Contributor(s):: Naoko Koda, Shiho Kutsumi, Toshiya Hirose, Gen Watanabe

    Many Japanese elementary schools keep small animals for educational purposes, and the effects and challenges have been investigated. Although goats are medium-sized animals that are familiar to Japanese, few practical studies have been conducted on keeping goats in schools. This study...

  13. The Effect of Play with Canines on Psychological and Physical Stress Measures in College Students

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    | Contributor(s):: Cheryl Delgado, Margaret Toukonen, Corinne Wheeler

    Introduction and Background: Stress can be impede learning and be a major cause of student attrition or failure to advance in studies at a timely pace. This is an increasing concern in academia. Some universities are working to create supportive student communities and a more home-like...

  14. Therapy cat in the library media center

    | Contributor(s):: Anna L. Talbot

    This research project is a review of literature about utilizing a therapy animal, specifically a therapy cat, within a school library. Since the options of hypoallergenic cats are now available, they can be used in schools to reduce worries about cat allergies. The strengths of using this...

  15. 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...

  16. See Spot Read: How the Presence of a Therapy Dog Influences the Reading Skills of Children in the First-Grade

    | Contributor(s):: Chelsea Addison

    The purpose of this study was to examine if the presence of a therapy dog influences the reading skills of first-grade students. Specifically, the researcher assessed the participants’ reading rate, accuracy, fluency, and comprehension across two conditions (reading with a dog present...

  17. Spawning executive functions in first graders: Exploring situated learning experiences with the classroom pet consistent with children's temperament

    | Contributor(s):: Kristan Nicole Pearce

    Rapid growth in all domains of development occurs during the early childhood years. Even so, the pressures of high stakes testing and the push down of curriculum often elicit a focus on cognitive development while neglecting other developmental areas important in school and later life success...

  18. Canine Comfort Pet Therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Melanie Sadek

    The relationship between pets and people has immeasurable value on our emotional and physical health. Through Canine Comfort Pet Therapy, Valley Humane Society brings animals to places other pets can’t go, sharing the unconditional love that pets offer and creating opportunities for people...

  19. The Effect of Animals in the Classroom on Emotionally Disturbed Students

    | Contributor(s):: Alissa Donnell

    Students with emotional disturbances are often the first to drop out of school. Having an effective technique to prevent the high drop out rate in any school will be beneficial to educators and administration. The following research study answers the question "How do emotionally disturbed...

  20. Animal-Assisted Interventions as a Learning Aid – A Literature Review

    | Contributor(s):: Robyn Lawes

    Animal-assisted interventions (AAI) on learning and mental health is an evolving matter within psychology. In past history, such mediations have been held to ridicule by scholars who deemed animals to be insignificant within the field. Today, the American Humane Association postulates that the...