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  1. Animal-assisted activities for adolescents with autism spectrum disorder: Teachers' and parents' perceptions

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    | Contributor(s):: Charis Hawkridge

    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder which currently affects an estimated one percent of the international population and that percentage appears to be growing. There is currently no single intervention that has been found to improve all the symptoms of ASD, and the most...

  2. Sosiaalipedagoginen koiratoiminta seurakunnan koulutyön toimintamenetelmänä

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    | Contributor(s):: Mirva Heikkinen

    Sosiaalipedagoginen koiratoiminta seurakunnan koulutyön toimintamenetelmänä opinnäytetyö kertoo teorian avulla ihmisille, miksi sosiaalipedagoginen koiratoiminta toimii hyvin tunne- ja vuorovaikutuskasvatuksen työmenetelmänä seurakunnan...

  3. A Proposal for a Comprehensive Human-Animal Approach of Evaluation for Animal-Assisted Interventions

    | Contributor(s):: Lerner, H.

  4. [Impact of animal-assisted interventions on the resident]

    | Contributor(s):: Chrusciel, J., Letty, A., Armaingaud, D., Hay, P. E., Sanchez, S.

  5. Gazing as a help requesting behavior: a comparison of dogs participating in animal-assisted interventions and pet dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Cavalli, C., Carballo, F., Dzik, M. V., Bentosela, M.

  6. Emotional Transfer in Human-Horse Interaction: New Perspectives on Equine Assisted Interventions

    | Contributor(s):: Scopa, C., Contalbrigo, L., Greco, A., Lanata, A., Scilingo, E. P., Baragli, P.

  7. Considerations for the Retirement of Therapy Animals

    | Contributor(s):: Ng, Z. Y., Fine, A. H.

  8. Physiological and behavioral effects of animal-assisted interventions for therapy dogs in pediatric oncology settings

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    | Contributor(s):: Amy McCullough, Molly A. Jenkins, Ashleigh Ruehrdanz, Mary Jo Gilmer, Janice Olson, Anjali Pawar, Leslie Holley, Shirley Sierra-Rivera, Deborah E. Linder, Danielle Pinchette, Neil J. Grossman, Cynthia Hellman, Noémie Guérin, Marguerite E. O'Haire

    Over the past two decades, animal-assisted interventions (AAIs), defined as the purposeful incorporation of specially trained animals in services to improve human health, have become increasingly popular in clinical settings. However, to date, there have been few rigorously-designed studies aimed...

  9. Paws for Progress: The development and evaluation of the first prison based dog training programme in the UK

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    | Contributor(s):: Rebecca Jean Leonardi

    The most common type of human animal interaction (HAI) programme used in prisons involves prisoners caring for and training unwanted dogs from rescue shelters, to prepare the dogs for rehoming. Such programmes have been previously developed specifically aimed towards male young offenders, and...

  10. An Animal-Assisted Intervention Study in the Nursing Home: Lessons Learned

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    | Contributor(s):: Lonneke G. J. A. Schuurmans, Inge Noback, Jos M. G. A. Schols, Marie-Jose Enders-Slegers

    AAI studies in the nursing home pose a specific set of challenges. In this article the practical and ethical issues encountered during a Dutch psychogeriatric nursing home AAI study are addressed with the aim of sharing our experiences for future researchers as well as AAI practitioners in...

  11. Djurassisterad intervention och den äldres hälsa : En kvalitativ litteraturstudie

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    | Contributor(s):: Karl Markus Espling

    Denna studie genomfördes som ett beställningsjobb åt Lovisa Stad. Syftet var att finna evidens om djur och deras betydelse i äldrevården. Skribenten har med hjälp av analytisk induktion sökt efter evidens om djurassisterad intervention stärker en...

  12. Verbal Interactional Synchronization between Therapist and Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder during Dolphin Assisted Therapy: Five Case Studies

    | Contributor(s):: Griffioen, R., van der Steen, S., Cox, R. F. A., Verheggen, T., Enders-Slegers, M. J.

  13. "There Is a Cat on Our Ward": Inpatient and Staff Member Attitudes toward and Experiences with Cats in a Psychiatric Ward

    | Contributor(s):: Wagner, C., Lang, U. E., Hediger, K.

  14. The State of Animal-Assisted Interventions: Addressing the Contemporary Issues that will Shape the Future

    | Contributor(s):: Fine, A. H., Beck, A. M., Ng, Z.

  15. The Presence of Toxocara Eggs on Dog's Fur as Potential Zoonotic Risk in Animal-Assisted Interventions: A Systematic Review

    | Contributor(s):: Maurelli, M. P., Santaniello, A., Fioretti, A., Cringoli, G., Rinaldi, L., Menna, L. F.

  16. Measuring the Effects of an Animal-Assisted Intervention for Pediatric Oncology Patients and Their Parents: A Multisite Randomized Controlled Trial [Formula: see text]

    | Contributor(s):: McCullough, A., Ruehrdanz, A., Jenkins, M. A., Gilmer, M. J., Olson, J., Pawar, A., Holley, L., Sierra-Rivera, S., Linder, D. E., Pichette, D., Grossman, N. J., Hellman, C., Guerin, N. A., O'Haire, M. E.

  17. Leaving A Mark, An Animal-Assisted Intervention Programme for Children Who Have Been Exposed to Gender-Based Violence: A Pilot Study

    | Contributor(s):: Muela, A., Azpiroz, J., Calzada, N., Soroa, G., Aritzeta, A.

  18. Examining How Dog 'Acquisition' Affects Physical Activity and Psychosocial Well-Being: Findings from the BuddyStudy Pilot Trial

    | Contributor(s):: Potter, K., Teng, J. E., Masteller, B., Rajala, C., Balzer, L. B.

  19. Evaluating Stress in Dogs Involved in Animal-Assisted Interventions

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    | Contributor(s):: Corsetti, S., Ferrara, M., Natoli, E.

  20. The benefits of an animal-assisted intervention service to patients and staff at a children's hospital

    | Contributor(s):: Uglow, L. S.