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  1. Effects of Dog-Assisted Therapy on Social Behaviors and Emotional Expressions: A Single-Case Experimental Design in 3 People With Dementia

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    Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  2. Animal-Assisted Therapy in Palliative Care

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    Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  3. Patient Opinion of Visiting Therapy Dogs in a Hospital Emergency Department

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    To date there have been no studies examining whether patients want emergency department (ED) therapy dog programs. This patient-oriented study examined the opinions of patients about whether they would want to be visited by a therapy dog in the Royal University Hospital ED. Cross-sectional...

  4. The effect of equine-assisted therapies on behavioural, psychological and physical symptoms for children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder: A systematic review

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  5. Effects of Dog Assisted Therapy for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Exploratory Randomized Controlled Trial

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  6. The influence of human interaction on guinea pigs: Behavioral and thermographic changes during animal-assisted therapy

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  7. Equine-assisted therapeutic activities and their influence on the heart rate variability: A systematic review

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  8. Dog-assisted therapy in the dental clinic. Part B. Hazards and assessment of potential risks to the health and safety of the dental therapy dog

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  9. Dog-assisted therapy in the dental clinic: Part A-Hazards and assessment of potential risks to the health and safety of humans

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  10. Dog Visiting Programs for Managing Depressive Symptoms in Older Adults: A Meta-Analysis

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

  11. Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Dementia Patients Experiencing Agitation

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    Presentations | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Background: Several studies suggest that nonpharmacological interventions are preferred for first-line therapy when managing symptoms such as agitation associated with dementia. Patients experiencing dementia most likely develop behavioral symptoms throughout the course of their illnesses....

  12. Dog Therapy Day at NWCCC

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) provides great beneficial opportunities for individuals within the prison population. Many research studies display the effectiveness of AAT programs in prison settings through their results. The results showed improved moods, decreased stress levels, and increased...

  13. Prison Programs to Reduce Recidivism: What is the Ideal Structure of an Inmate Reentry Program?

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    In the United States' correctional system, inmate programs within prisons often do not reduce recidivism. Recent surveys have shown that across the country many prisons have a form of a Prison Based Animal Program (PAP). This study examines the effect that Prison based Animal Programs have...

  14. People & Animals

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    People & Animals UK is a Community Interest Company (No. 09738365) providing animal and land-based therapeutic interventions, activities, education and skills development opportunities for children, young people and adults to support and enhance the physical, emotional and social well-being...

  15. Workhorse: The Horsemanship of Business | Alexandra Moran | TEDxValparaisoUniversity

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    Videos | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    "Workhorse: The Horsemanship of Business" explores the power of equine assisted learning, or EAL. EAL is a method to weave the world of horses and their herds into the corporate and personal landscape, and to explore traits, techniques, and skills that humans and horses share. Through...

  16. Pet Partners of North Florida

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Pet Partner's mission is to improve human health and well-being through the human-animal bond. Pet Partners of North Florida is a Community Partner, an all volunteer non-profit charitable organization. We are a diverse group from all walks of life, where our teams are approved to include 9...

  17. Equine-assisted activities and therapies for children with autism spectrum disorders

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Objective: The purpose of this dissertation is to systematically map, and then advance, the state of scientific and theoretical development of equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAATs) for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Method: This dissertation is composed of two...

  18. Healing By Horseback

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    Organizations | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    'Healing By Horseback' provides speech, physical and occupational therapy services to individuals with disabilities in Northwest Arkansas.

  19. Strategies to Decrease Depression from Social Isolation Among the Elderly Population

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    Posters | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Strategies to Decrease Depression from Social Isolation Among the Elderly Population Erin Gallagher and Megan Russ Faculty Sponsor: Christina Lattner, DNP, APRN, AGNP-C, ANP-BC Background: The lack of social interaction among the elderly population has been directly linked with higher...

  20. Special Education in Juvenile Residential Facilities: Can Animals Help?

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Children with emotional/behavioral disorders (EBD) are arguably one of the highest at-risk groups for dropping out before graduating high school. They are the group of students with disabilities who are most likely to be educated in residential facilities. Residential facilities such as Green...