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  1. Assistance dog placement in the pediatric population: benefits, risks, and recommendations for future application

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Davis, B. W., Nattrass, K., O'Brien, S., Patronek, G., MacCollin, M.

    Assistance animals have long been recognized for their value in enhancing the lives of adults with disabilities by increasing the physical independence, confidence, and social lives of their handlers. Recently, this concept has been applied to the growing population of children with physical...

  2. Occupational therapists and therapeutic riding

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Funk, M. S. M., Smith, B. A.

    Statistics indicate that physical therapists considerably outnumber occupational therapists in utilizing therapeutic horseback riding as a treatment modality. This study was conducted in an effort to gain insight into the reasons for the discrepancy. Two different questionnaires were developed...

  3. Can a week of therapeutic riding make a difference? - A pilot study

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kaiser, L., Spence, L. J., Lavergne, A. G., Bosch, K. L. vanden

    The objective of this research was to determine the effect of a five-day therapeutic riding day camp on children's anger, quality of life and perceived self-competence. Our study sample involved 16 able-bodied individuals (11+or-4.4. years) with no known physical or psychological disability, and...

  4. The effect of swimming with dolphins on human well-being and anxiety

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Webb, N. L., Drummond, P. D.

    The present investigation aimed to explore the psychological effects for humans of swimming with dolphins as opposed to swimming in the ocean without dolphins. It was hypothesized that people swimming with dolphins would experience significantly greater levels of well-being and reduced levels of...

  5. Use of animal-assisted therapy with psychiatric patients

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Rossetti, J., King, C.

  6. Pooch in the practice: Mona Lisa makes patients smile

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Reyes, P.

  7. Animal-assisted interventions in internal and rehabilitation medicine: a review of the recent literature

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Munoz Lasa, S., Ferriero, G., Brigatti, E., Valero, R., Franchignoni, F.

  8. [Agility in treatment of children with type 1 diabetes--pilot study]

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Niewiadomska, M., Radziejewska, M., Horodnicka-Jozwa, A., Petriczko, E.

  9. Animal-human relationships in child protective services: getting a baseline

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Risley-Curtiss, C., Zilney, L. A., Hornung, R.

  10. Walking for therapy with man's best friend

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Cangelosi, P. R., Sorrell, J. M.

  11. Handling a dog by children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: Calming or exciting?

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Somervill, John W., Swanson, Ashley M., Robertson, Renee L., Arnett, Marissa A., MacLin, Otto H.

  12. Physiological responses by college students to a dog and a cat: Implications for pet therapy

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Somerville, John W., Kruglikova, Yana A., Robertson, Renee L., Hanson, Leta M., MacLin, Otto H.

  13. Hipoterapia ako skupinová a rodinná intervencia

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Tíle

  14. Állatasszisztált terápia bevezetése pszichiátriai betegek otthonában ápolt szkizofrén betegek rehabilitációjában

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Zoltán, Kovács, Renáta, Kis, Sándor, Rózsa, Linda, Rózsa

  15. Die Untersuchung psychosozialer Wirkungen tiergestützter Intervention bei dementen Menschen in stationären Einrichtungen

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Beckmann, Antje

  16. An evaluation of therapeutic horseback riding programs for adults with physical impairments

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Farias-Tomaszewski, Sarah, Jenkins, Sharon Rae, Keller, Jean

  17. Interpretation beyond words. Von der Anspielung zum Spiel

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Fisch-Märki, Josy

  18. Der Dritte im Raum

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Janko, Silvia, Milch, Wolfgang

  19. A Case of Refractory Borderline Personality Disorder Improved with Animal Assisted Therapy

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sato, Yuka, Senjo, Masanori, Tanaka, Ryouichi, Miyazaki, Takuya

  20. Behavioural effects of goats on disabled persons

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Scholl, Silke, Grall, Gerlinde, Petzl, Verena, Röthler, Marlene, Slotta-Bachmayr, Leopold, Kotrschal, Kurt

  21. Ameisen in Traumarbeit und tiergestützter Psychotherapie

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Topel, Eva-Maria, Lachmann, Frank M.

  22. Prolog oder: Über die Menschen hinaus?

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Walter, Heinz

  23. The effect of animal-assisted activity on inpatients with schizophrenia

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Chu, Cheng- I., Liu, Chao-Yin, Sun, Chi-Tzu, Lin, Jung

  24. Influence of dolphin-assisted therapy sessions on the functional state of children with psychoneurological symptoms of diseases

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lukina, L. N.

  25. Reality therapy goes to the dogs

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Minatrea, Neresa B., Wesley, Martin C.

  26. The use of choice theory in animal assisted therapy for children and young adults

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Missel, Michelle R. Jenkins

  27. Matching animal-assisted therapy techniques and intentions with counseling guiding theories

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Chandler, Cynthia K., Portrie-Bethke, Torey L., Minton, Casey A. Barrio, Fernando, Delini M., O'Callaghan, Dana M.

  28. All Creatures Great and Small: Utilizing Equine-Assisted Therapy to Treat Eating Disorders

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Christian, Jo Ellen

  29. Ethologie et bien-être des animaux utilisés dans les thérapies assistées par l'animal

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Delfour, F.

  30. Expérience de soutien à l'aide des dauphins

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Donio, S.

  31. Ohaleï Yacoov

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Eisenfeld, M.

  32. La delphinothérapie gratuite au service des enfants: Un projet qui prend forme

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Gautier, V. R.

  33. «Un couple magique: Le dauphin et l'autiste»: Analyse socio-anthropologique d'une figure de l'imaginaire contemporain

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Gouabault, E.

  34. L'animal acteur de la réadaptation dans la conception moderne «situationniste» du handicap

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hamonet, C.

  35. Etude de l'intérêt de l'enfant atteint d'autisme pour le dauphin à partir de deux méthodologies complémentaires

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Maurer, M.

  36. Cynothérapie: Une activité de thérapie à médiation au centre hospitalier de Mulhouse

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Trivellin, E.

  37. L'évaluation de la présence d'un chien d'assistance auprès de l'enfant autiste et de sa famille

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Trudel, M., Fecteau, S., Champange, N.

  38. Y a-t-il des Mowgli parmi nous?

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Vernay, D.

  39. 'It's like being in another world': Demonstrating the benefits of therapeutic horseback riding for individuals with psychiatric disability

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Bizub, Anne L., Joy, Ann, Davidson, Larry

  40. Was bewirkt das pferd in der psychotherapeutischen arbeit: Darstellung einer tiefenpsychologisch-fundierten psychotherapie unter einbeziehung von pferden

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Groth, Barbara

  41. Sobre a equitação terapêutica: Uma abordagem crítica

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leitão, Leopoldo Gonçalves

  42. The impact of kynotherapy in handicapped children

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Pawlik-Popielarska, Beata Maria

  43. Human-animal interaction in a prison setting: Impact on criminal behavior, treatment progress, and social skills

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Fournier, Angela Krom, Geller, E. Scott, Fortney, Elizabeth V.

  44. The effects of a 'pets as therapy' dog on persons with dementia in a psychiatric ward

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Walsh, Paul G., Mertin, Peter G., Verlander, Don F., Pollard, Cris F.

  45. La relazione uomo-animale come facilitatore del cambiamento

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Corrieri, Ugo

  46. Tips for practitioners: Pet care: A vehicle for learning

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Law, Sandra, Scott, Sandra

  47. Integrating animals in psychotherapy: The dog as co-therapist in the hypnotherapeutic treatment of trauma

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mende, Eva-Maria, Mende, Matthias

  48. Research and Reflection: Animal-Assisted Therapy in Mental Health Settings

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Parshall, Debra Phillips

  49. Play and animal-assisted therapy: A group-treatment model for sexually abused girls ages 9

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Reichert, Elisabeth

  50. The experiences of offenders in a prison canine program

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Turner, Wendy G.

  51. Animal-assisted therapy and self-transcendence

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jordahl-Ball, Jill

  52. Transfiguration of the collectivity by animal assisted therapy: A case of dog therapy at a geriatric hospital

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kato, Kensuke, Atsumi, Tomohide

  53. Enfants autistes en therapie avec le poney: Echelles de'evaluation et approaches clinique et ethologique concernant les domaines relationnels, emotionnels et la communication

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): de Reure, A. Lorin

    The author presents clinical research data, concerning bodily and psychological infraverbal interactions involved in the contact between autistic children and ponies. The aim is to collect descriptive and clinical data about what is happening between child and animal, in order to analyze...

  54. Adjunctive therapies for the chronically critically ill

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lee, D., Higgins, P. A.

  55. Effects of animal-assisted therapy on agitated behaviors and social interactions of older adults with dementia

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Richeson, Nancy E.

  56. The use and implications of a canine companion in a therapeutic day program for nursing home residents with dementia

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Katsinas, René P.

    Reports the use and implications of a Canine Companion within a rehabilitation model program for nursing home residents with dementia. Projected results included elimination of some restraints for wanderers, social interaction between the animal and individuals, between group members about the...

  57. Effective animal-intervention for long term care residents

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kogan, Lori R.

    Discusses the benefits of interactions between animals and the elderly, specifically long-term care residents. The paper presents clearly delineated steps needed to successfully introduce "live-in" animals, visiting animals and a human-animal team intervention program. Emphasis is placed on...

  58. Commentary: Human-Animal Interaction & Wellness

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Meadows, Richard L.

  59. Pet-facilitated therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Altschuler, Eric Lewin

  60. Équithérapie et autisme

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hameury, L., Delavous, P., Teste, B., Leroy, C., Gaboriau, J. C., Berthier, A.

  61. Human-Animal Bond and Secondary Prevention

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Catanzaro, Thomas E.

  62. Conceptual framework for animal assisted therapy

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Geist, Tracy S.

  63. Human-animal bonds II: the role of pets in family systems and family therapy

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Walsh, F.

  64. Human-animal bonds I: the relational significance of companion animals

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Walsh, F.

  65. Equine-Facilitated Learning for Youths with Severe Emotional Disorders: A Quantitative and Qualitative Study

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Ewing, Carrie, MacDonald, Pamelyn, Taylor, Megan, Bowers, Mark

  66. Cute and cuddly and a whole lot more? A call for empirical investigation into the therapeutic benefits of human-animal interaction for children

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Fawcett, Nicholas R., Gullone, Eleonora

  67. The human-animal team approach for children with emotional disorders: Two case studies

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kogan, Lori R., Granger, Ben P., Fitchett, Jennifer A., Helmer, Kimberly A., Young, Kaili J.

  68. The Effectiveness of Hippotherapy for Children with Language-Learning Disabilities

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Macauley, Beth L., Gutierrez, Karla M.

  69. Cow as co-therapist: Utilization of farm animals as therapeutic aides with children in residential treatment

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mallon, Gerald P.

  70. Some of our best therapists are dogs

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mallon, Gerald P.

  71. Individual counseling for sexually abused children: A role for animals and storytelling

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Reichert, Elisabeth

  72. Resident and therapist views of animal-assisted therapy: Implications for occupational therapy practice

    Full-text: Available

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Velde, Beth P., Cipriani, Joseph, Fisher, Grace

    Animal-assisted therapy is offered in a wide variety of settings. The literature contains few studies investigating animal-assisted therapy from an occupational therapy perspective. More information is needed to describe the use of animals as a therapeutic modality in occupational therapy....

  73. A look at the ecotherapy research evidence

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Chalquist, Craig

  74. Equoterapia: Suas repercussões nas relações familiares da criança com atraso de desenvolvimento por prematuridade

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Juliana Fonsêca de Queiroz Marcelino, Zélia Maria de Melo

  75. Of equines and humans: Toward a new ecology

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Garcia, Dulce M.

  76. Questions & answers

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Cumella, Edward J., Marx, Russell D.

  77. Animal-facilitated therapy in various patient populations: systematic literature review

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Matuszek, S.

  78. Why children with special needs feel better with hippotherapy sessions: A conceptual review

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Granados, Anabel Corral, Agís, Inmaculada Fernández

  79. Animal-assisted activity and emotional status of patients with Alzheimer's disease in day care

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mossello, Enrico, Ridolfi, Alessandro, Mello, Anna Maria, Lorenzini, Giulia, Mugnai, Francesco, Piccini, Carolina, Barone, Domenico, Peruzzi, Anna, Masotti, Ciulio, Marchionni, Niccolò

  80. Questionnaire on animal-assisted therapy (AAT): The expectation for AAT as a daycare program for Japanese schizophrenic patients

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Iwahashi, Kazuhiko, Waga, Chikako, Ohta, Mitsuaki

  81. 'Queen of the world': Experiences of 'at-risk' young people participating in equine-assisted learning/therapy

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Burgon, Hannah Louise

    There is a significant body of research into the benefits of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) but less into the fields known as equine-assisted learning and therapy (EAL/EAT) where horses are incorporated in therapeutic and learning interventions. This paper explores the experiences of seven...

  82. Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Cerebral Palsy

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Liptak, Gregory S.

  83. Le soutien psychologique assisté par l'animal à des personnes atteintes de pathologies démentielles sévères

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Tribet, J., Boucharlat, M., Myslinski, M.

  84. Coping skills interventions with adolescents in anger management using animals in therapy

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hanselman, Jan L.

  85. Dog assisted interventions in a specialized centre and potential concerns for animal welfare

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Marinelli, L., Normando, S., Siliprandi, C., Salvadoretti, M., Mongillo, P.

  86. Effect of a companion dog on depression and anxiety levels of elderly residents in a long-term care facility

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): le Roux, Marieanna C., Kemp, Rene

  87. Pet therapy in elderly patients with mental illness

    Full-text: Available

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Moretti, Francesca, De Ronchi, Diana, Bernabei, Virginia, Marchetti, Lucia, Ferrari, Barbara, Forlani, Claudia, Negretti, Francesca, Sacchetti, Cleta, Atti, Anna Rita

    Background: To evaluate the effects of pet therapy on cognitive function, mood and perceived quality of life on elderly inpatients (mean age 84.7 years; 95.2% women) affected by dementia, depression and psychosis. Methods: Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) and 15-items Geriatric...

  88. Animal-Assisted Therapy Ameliorates Anhedonia in Schizophrenia Patients

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Nathans-Barel, Inbar, Feldman, Pablo, Berger, Barry, Modai, Ilan, Silver, Henry

  89. Effect of animals on eye contact and vocalizations of elderly residents in a long term care facility

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Taylor, Eve, Maser, Sally, Yee, Janice, Gonzalez, Sharon M.

    Occupational therapists working with the elderly in long term care facilities are concerned with maximizing individuals involvement with their environment. One method of eliciting involvement is through the use of live animals. The purpose of this experiment was to determine the effectiveness of...

  90. The use of animals as co-therapists on a farm: The child-horse bond in person-centered equine-assisted psychotherapy

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Chardonnens, Evelyne

  91. A pilot survey of animal-facilitated therapy in Southern California and South Dakota nursing homes

    Full-text: Available

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Darrah, Joseph P.

    The purpose of this study was to identify the current uses of animal-facilitated therapy (AFT), in nursing facilities located in Southern California and South Dakota. A mail questionnaire was sent to a random sample of 105 California and 45 South Dakota nursing facility administrators....

  92. Prison-Based Animal Programs: A National Survey

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Furst, Gennifer

  93. Long-term evaluation of animal-assisted therapy for institutionalized elderly people: A preliminary result

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kawamura, Namiko, Niiyama, Masayoshi, Niiyama, Harue

  94. The Evaluation of an Animal Assisted Therapy Intervention for Elders with Dementia in Long-Term Care

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sellers, Debra M.

    This study examined the effects of animal assisted therapy (AAT) on the social and agitated behaviors of elders with dementia residing in long-term care. A purposefully selected sample of four elders from one skilled nursing facility in a rural community participated in the study. Utilizing an...

  95. The impact of different dog-related stimuli on engagement of persons with dementia

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Marcia S. Marx, Jiska Cohen-Mansfield, Natalie G. Regier, Maha Dakheel-Ali, Ashok Srihari, Khin Thein

    Objective: To provide further empirical evaluation of the effectiveness of animal-assisted therapy in nursing home residents with dementia. Methods: Participants were 56 residents of 2 suburban Maryland nursing homes and had a diagnosis. Activities of daily living performance was assessed via the...

  96. Influence of the Eden Alternative on the functional status of nursing home residents

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hinman, Martha R., Heyl, Deborah M.

    The Eden Alternative™ was initiated to reduce feelings of loneliness, boredom, and helplessness among nursing home residents through interactions with plants, animals, and children in their environment. This study assessed the effects of the Eden Alternative on residents' physical,...

  97. Evaluation of cerebral activity in the prefrontal cortex in mood [affective] disorders during animal-assisted therapy (AAT) by near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS): a pilot study

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Aoki, J., Iwahashi, K., Ishigooka, J., Fukamauchi, F., Numajiri, M., Ohtani, N., Ohta, M.

  98. Distress among hospitalized pediatric cancer patients modified by pet-therapy intervention to improve quality of life

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Urbanski, B. L., Lazenby, M.

  99. Pet therapy: dogs de-stress students

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Young, J. S.

  100. [Dog-assisted intervention with elderly people]

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Merle, M., Saillant, M.

  101. Assessment of the Effectiveness of a Pet Facilitated Therapy Program in a Nursing Home Setting

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Perelle, Ira B., Granville, Diane A.

  102. Animal-Assisted Therapy and Depression in Adult College Students

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Folse, Eileen B., Minder, Carolyn C., Aycock, Melanie J., Santana, Ronald T.

    This study investigated the effects of animal-assisted therapy (A-AT) on self-reported depression in a college population. Forty-four participants were selected on the basis of scores on the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI). They then were assigned to one of three groups: A-AT in conjunction with...

  103. Effectiveness of an Animal-Assisted Therapy Program in an Inpatient Psychiatric Unit

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Holcomb, Ralph, Meacham, Mary

    Proper diagnostic assessment in an inpatient psychiatric setting requires observation of patients under various conditions. Group activities such as animal-assisted therapy (A-AT) can provide an excellent opportunity for assessment—but only if the patient chooses to attend. Retrospective...

  104. Effects of Watching Aquariums on Elders' Stress

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): DeSchriver, Mary M., Riddick, Carol Cutler

    Experimental group members watched a fish aquarium or a fish videotape, while control group members viewed a placebo videotape. Three eight-minute treatment sessions were held one week apart. Members of all three groups perceived their treatments as relaxing. Aquarium observers tended to...

  105. Pets as Adjunct Therapists in a Residence for Former Psychiatric Patients

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Nielsen, Julia A., Delude, Lloyd A.

    A tank of guppies and a cage of guinea pigs was introduced into an interim residence for former psychiatric patients. The residents showed great concern for the animals and quickly developed social relationships with them. All residents talked to the guinea pigs and most petted them and...

  106. Snakes: Interactions with Children with Disabilities and the Elderly—Some Psychological Considerations

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Shalev, Abraham, Ben-Mordehai, Dror

    Over the last three years we have successfully introduced snakes into group activities of children with disabilities, adolescents with behavior problems, and the elderly in nursing homes. This study presents data on the interaction of these groups with four placid and non-poisonous species of...

  107. Use of an Aviary to Relieve Depression in Elderly Males

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Holcomb, Ralph, Jendro, Connie, Weber, Barbara, Nahan, Ursula

  108. A Human-Animal Intervention Team Approach to Animal-Assisted Therapy

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Granger, Ben P., Kogan, Lori, Fitchett, Jennifer, Helmer, Kim

  109. Evaluating animal-assisted therapy in group treatment for child sexual abuse

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Dietz, Tracy J., Davis, Diana, Pennings, Jacquelyn

    This study evaluates and compares the effectiveness of three group interventions on trauma symptoms for children who have been sexually abused. All of the groups followed the same treatment protocol, with two of them incorporating variations of animal-assisted therapy. A total of 153 children...

  110. Grief and horses: Putting the pieces together

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Symington, Ashley

    The effectiveness of grief counseling may be enhanced through the utilization of equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP). An experiential, solution-focused, and natural approach, EAP provides clients with the opportunity to discover solutions to challenges that exist within themselves. Counselors and...

  111. Exploring Animal-Assisted Programs with Children in School and Therapeutic Contexts

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Friesen, Lori

  112. Animal-assisted intervention for autism spectrum disorder: a systematic literature review

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): O'Haire, M. E.

  113. A systematic review of effectiveness of complementary and adjunct therapies and interventions involving equines

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Selby, A., Smith-Osborne, A.

  114. Animal-assisted interventions for elderly patients affected by dementia or psychiatric disorders: a review

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Bernabei, V., De Ronchi, D., La Ferla, T., Moretti, F., Tonelli, L., Ferrari, B., Forlani, M., Atti, A. R.

  115. Use of assistance and therapy dogs for children with autism spectrum disorders: a critical review of the current evidence

    Full-text: Available

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Berry, A., Borgi, M., Francia, N., Alleva, E., Cirulli, F.

  116. Developing effective animal-assisted intervention programs involving visiting dogs for institutionalized geriatric patients: a pilot study

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Berry, A., Borgi, M., Terranova, L., Chiarotti, F., Alleva, E., Cirulli, F.

  117. Staff members' perceptions of an animal-assisted activity

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Bibbo, J.

  118. Palliative care and use of animal-assisted therapy

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Engelman, S. R.

  119. Alternative therapies for a new era of health care

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kaldy, J.

  120. Impact of animal-assisted therapy for outpatients with fibromyalgia

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Marcus, D. A., Bernstein, C. D., Constantin, J. M., Kunkel, F. A., Breuer, P., Hanlon, R. B.

  121. Effects of animal-assisted therapy on behavioral and/or psychological symptoms in dementia: a case report

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Nordgren, L., Engstrom, G.

  122. [Useful of animals as integrated rehabilitation in patients with psychological and physical discomfort]

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Pugliese, A., Fenga, C., Pugliese, M.

  123. Tiergestutzte Therapie im Demenzbereich eines Akutkrankenhauses.

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Pullen, R., Coy, M., Hunger, B., Koetter, G., Spate, M., Richter, A.

  124. Natural healers: a review of animal assisted therapy and activities as complementary treatment for chronic conditions

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Reed, R., Ferrer, L., Villegas, N.

  125. Animal assisted therapy and perception of loneliness in geriatric nursing home residents

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Vrbanac, Z., Zecevic, I., Ljubic, M., Belic, M., Stanin, D., Bottegaro, N. B., Jurkic, G., Skrlin, B., Bedrica, L., Zubcic, D.

  126. La médiation équine en psychiatrie infanto-juvénile. D'un état des lieux à une étude d’évaluation clinique. = Equine-assisted therapy in child psychiatry

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Ansorge, J., Sudres, J. L.

  127. Equine-facilitated prison-based programs within the context of prison-based animal programs: State of the science review

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Bachi, Keren

    Equine-facilitated prison programs have become more prevalent and operate in correctional facilities in 13 states throughout the United States. However, there is a deficit of empirical knowledge to guide them. This article reviews 19 studies of prison-based animal programs and centers on patterns...

  128. Application of attachment theory to equine-facilitated psychotherapy

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Bachi, Keren

  129. Dolphins, dogs, and robot seals for the treatment of neurological disease

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Burton, Adrian

  130. Dog-assisted therapy for residents of long-term care facilities: An evidence-based review with implications for occupational therapy

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Cipriani, Joseph, Cooper, Marisa, DiGiovanni, Nicole M., Litchkofski, Alexandria, Nichols, Andrea Lynn, Ramsey, Ashleigh

  131. Therapeutic horseback riding for ACT patients with schizophrenia

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Corring, Deborah, Lundberg, Erica, Rudnick, Abraham

  132. Perspectives of animal assisted activities on empowerment, self-esteem and communication with caregivers on elders in retirement homes

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Dookie, Amanda L.

    This qualitative study explores the potential benefits of animal assisted activities (AAA) on elders’ empowerment, self-esteem, and quality of communication with caregivers in retirement homes. Although the link between self-esteem and AAA has been explored, this is not the case for empowerment...

  133. The role of complementary and alternative medicine in end-of-life care

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Dorfman, Julia, Denduluri, Sandeep, Walseman, Kathryn, Bregman, Benjamin

  134. Dancing with horses: Combining dance/movement therapy and equine facilitated psychotherapy

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Ford, Candice

  135. Brief report: The smiles of a child with autism spectrum disorder during an animal-assisted activity may facilitate social positive behaviors—Quantitative analysis with smile-detecting interface

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Funahashi, Atsushi, Gruebler, Anna, Aoki, Takeshi, Kadone, Hideki, Suzuki, Kenji

  136. Therapeutic horse riding improves cognition, mood arousal, and ambulation in children with dyspraxia

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hession, Caren E., Eastwood, Brian, Watterson, David, Lehane, Christine M., OxIey, Nigel, Murphy, Barbara A.

  137. An experimental analysis of the effects of therapeutic horseback riding on the behavior of children with autism

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jenkins, Sarah R., DiGennaro Reed, Florence D.

  138. Equine facilitated therapy with children and adolescents who have been sexually abused: A program evaluation study

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kemp, Kathleen, Signal, Tania, Botros, Helena, Taylor, Nik, Prentice, Kathy

  139. The application of animal-assisted therapy in the South African context: A case study

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lubbe, Carien, Scholtz, Suné

  140. Animal-assisted therapy and agitation and depression in nursing home residents with dementia: A matched case–control trial

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Majić, Tomislav, Gutzmann, Hans, Heinz, Andreas, Lang, Undine E., Rapp, Michael A.

  141. Animal‐assisted therapy at an outpatient pain management clinic

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Marcus, Dawn A., Bernstein, Cheryl D., Constantin, Janet M., Kunkel, Frank A., Breuer, Paula, Hanlon, Raymond B.

  142. Connecting for health: Playing with horses as a therapeutic tool

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Maujean, Annick, Kendall, Elizabeth, Roquet, Lillan, Sharp, Tony, Pringle, Graham

  143. Quelles méthodologies pour analyser les programmes d’'nterventions assistées par l’animal? = What are the methods used to analyze animal-assisted intervention program?

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Maurer, M.

  144. Is the tail wagging the dog? A review of the evidence for prison animal programs

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mulcahy, Claire, McLaughlin, Deirdre

    In the last 10 years, Prison Animal Programs (PAPs) have been implemented in many Australian correctional centres. Like our international counterparts, these programs receive glowing endorsements from key stakeholders and accolades in the media. The evidence supporting these programs however has...

  145. Animal-assisted intervention in dementia: Effects on quality of life

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Nordgren, Lena, Engström, Gabriella

  146. Important elements in farm animal-assisted interventions for persons with clinical depression: A qualitative interview study

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Pedersen, Ingeborg, Ihlebæk, Camilla, Kirkevold, Marit

    Purpose: The main aim of this study was to obtain participants’ own experience of a farm animal-assisted intervention, and what they perceived as important elements in relation to their mental health. Method: A qualitative study, inspired by a phenomenological-hermeneutical perspective was...

  147. Talking horses: Equine psychotherapy and intersubjectivity

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Siporin, Sheldon

    Drawing on the play Equus, this article discusses equine psychotherapy and intersubjectivity. In the play a teenage boy displays a pathological fascination with horses. A psychiatrist is consulted, and discovers that the horse embodies powerful religious and sexual signification for the boy,...

  148. 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

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sudres, J. L., Tafforin, A.

  149. Integration of drugs and non-pharmacological intervention to Alzheimer patients

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Takeda, Masatoshi

  150. Giddyup! Or whoa Nelly! Making sense of benefit claims on websites of equine programs for children with disabilities

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Thompson, James R., Iacobucci, Veronica, Varney, Rachel

  151. Equine assisted activities and therapies: A case study of an older adult

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wehofer, Lisa, Goodson, Nicole, Shurtleff, Tim L.

  152. Equine-assisted therapy and its impact on cortisol levels of children and horses: a pilot study and meta-analysis

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Yorke, Jan, Nugent, William, Strand, Elizabeth B., Bolen, Rebecca M., New, John, Davis, Cindy

    Childhood trauma, abuse or neglect impacts the function and structure of the brain of affected children. Attunement with other beings as well as an enriched environment can contribute to normal brain development. The enriched environment of a barn and attunement with an animal may contribute to...

  153. Therapeutic horseback riding outcomes of parent-identified goals for children with autism spectrum disorder: an ABA' multiple case design examining dosing and generalization to the home and community

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Holm, M. B., Baird, J. M., Kim, Y. J., Rajora, K. B., D'Silva, D., Podolinsky, L., Mazefsky, C., Minshew, N.

    We examined whether different doses of therapeutic riding influenced parent-nominated target behaviors of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) (a) during the session (b) at home, and (c) in the community. We used a single subject multiple Baseline, multiple case design, with dosing of...

  154. Animal assisted activities for geriatric patients

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Steed, Heather N., Smith, Barbara S.

    Older individuals may experience decreased quality of life and increased stress related to life transitions. These include change of residences, the loss of a spouse and/or personal possessions. With these transitions, a decline in physical and emotional health may occur due to social isolation,...

  155. “For the love of horses”: Establishing a protocol for women in a therapeutic community to work with rescued horses

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mallow, Alissa, Mattel, Pamela, Broas, Lynda

    Basics and Promesa, Inc., two of the largest and oldest Latino community-based nonprofit organizations in the Bronx, New York, entered into a strategic alliance in 2009, combining their services to care for more than 3,000 people every day. Together these organizations offer a wide range of...

  156. L'enfant avec un autisme et l'animal dans un lien signifant: Des possibilités d'interventions thérapeutiques

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Maurer, Marie, Delfour, Fabienne, Trudel, Marcel, Adrien, Jean-Louis

  157. Tiergestützte Therapie bei Kognitions- und Sprachstörungen

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Baars, S., Wolf, F.

  158. The effect of dolphin-assisted therapy on the cognitive and social development of children with Down syndrome

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Griffioen, R. E., Enders-Slegers, M. J.

    Cognitive and speech development are delayed in children with Down syndrome (DS). We investigated the effect of dolphin-assisted therapy (DAT), a form of animal-assisted intervention, on the development of speech/language and social behavior in children with DS. We hypothesized that DAT would...

  159. The effects of an animal-assisted intervention on salivary alpha-amylase, salivary immunoglobulin A, and heart rate during forensic interviews in child sexual abuse cases

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Krause-Parello, C. A., Friedmann, E.

    Animal-assisted invention (AAI) in gaining attention as a therapeutic modality; however, the effect of it has not been well studied in the child welfare system. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of AAI on stress indicators (as measured by salivary alpha-amylase (sAA),...

  160. Creature comfort? Animal assistance in therapeutic work with children and young people

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Brazier, A.

  161. Animal-assisted therapy—Novi trend u liječenju osoba s psihičkim i intelektualnim smetnjama

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): N. Prosinečki

  162. Pet Encounters—Tiergestützte Intervention für hilfebedürftige ältere Menschen

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): A. Beckmann, S. Wesenberg

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

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): A. Prothmann

  164. Animal-assisted therapy—A new trend in the treatment of children and adults

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): I. Dimitrijević

  165. Naše Skúsenosti S Využitím Hipoterapie V Rámci Starostlivosti O Deti

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): D. Kopasová