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  1. Thematic Analysis: Exploring Practitioners' Perspectives of Delivering Animal Assisted Therapy

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    | Contributor(s):: Kwun Fu Chan

    Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) is a psychotherapeutic approach that uses animals in a therapeutic capacity and can be used as an adjunct with a range of practices such as different psychotherapeutic modalities. Despite its relatively long history, more robust research is needed to increase...

  2. Animal Assisted Therapy in Pediatric Speech-Language Therapy with a Preschool Child with Severe Language Delay: A Single-Subject Design

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    | Contributor(s):: Heather K. Anderson, Sandra L. Hayes, Julie P. Smith

    Background: The application of animal assisted therapy (AAT) in provision of services is an emerging area of research in the allied health literature. Prior investigators have called for additional research concerning applications of animal assisted therapy in specific settings and patient...

  3. Editorial: Human-Animal Interaction (HAI) Research: A Decade of Progress

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    | Contributor(s):: Sandra McCune, Peggy McCardle, James A. Griffin, Layla Esposito, Karyl Hurley, Regina Bures, Katherine A. Kruger

  4. Equine Assisted Programs for Military Service Members: A Program Evaluation Using Importance-Performance Analysis

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    | Contributor(s):: Taylor Hooker

    Developing research, anecdotal evidence and a growing focus on non-pharmacological interventions for veterans with post-traumatic stress support the use equine-therapy as a therapeutic outlet; however, programmatic factors that contribute to veteran’s desire to attend such programs are...

  5. Palatka Pastures

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    The Palatka Pastures mission is to enhance the lives of those with various physical, emotional, behavioral, and learning challenges by offering various equine horse therapy programs in a safe and supportive environment.

  6. The Effects of Animal-Assisted Therapy in Older Adults with Dementia

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    | Contributor(s):: Alison Waid Higgins

  7. Project Horse

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    Project Horse provides custom-tailored equine assisted mental health services to individuals of nearly any age who are facing emotional, behavioral or cognitive challenges. We offer a unique and engaging way to deliver help and support — every participant works in partnership with one or...

  8. Pegasus Springs Therapeutic Riding Center

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    The mission of Pegasus Springs Therapeutic Riding Center is to provide hope, healing, growth, and respite to children and adults affected by cognitive, physical, traumatic & emotional disabilities within the entire Northeast / North Central Michigan area and beyond, utilizing credentialed...

  9. Heart of Horse Sense

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        Heart of Horse Sense was initially founded to support quality, professional trauma-informed equine therapy services for Veterans, First Responders, At-Risk Youth & their families. Our mission has expanded now to include all survivors of trauma. Our vision is that...

  10. Effects of therapeutic horse-riding program on the walking ability of students with intellectual disabilities

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    | Contributor(s):: Ok-Deuk Kang

    The purpose of this study was to determine if an 8-week therapeutic riding (TR) program was effective in improving the walking ability of students with intellectual disabilities. Thirteen students diagnosed with intellectual disabilities participated in the TR program. TR sessions were...

  11. Characterizing veteran and PTSD service dog teams: Exploring potential mechanisms of symptom change and canine predictors of efficacy

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    | Contributor(s):: Jensen, C. L., Rodriguez, K. E., MacLean, E. L., Abdul Wahab, A. H., Sabbaghi, A., O'Haire, M. E.

    Psychiatric service dogs are an emerging complementary intervention for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Initial evidence suggests that partnership with a service dog may be related to less PTSD symptom severity. However, it remains unclear how or why this might occur. To address this gap,...

  12. A Retrospective Examination of Service Dog Training Program Participation and Mental Healthcare Utilization

    | Contributor(s):: Schulz, R. N., Jannace, K. C., Hisle-Gorman, E. J., Pasquina, P. F.

  13. Animal-assisted activities in the intensive care unit: A scoping review

    | Contributor(s):: Lovell, T., Ranse, K.

  14. Relatives’ experiences of an equine-assisted intervention for people with psychotic disorders

    | Contributor(s):: Fridén, Linda, Hultsjö, Sally, Lydell, Marie, Jormfeldt, Henrika

  15. A Correlational Study Exploring Nurse Work Anxiety and Animal-Assisted Therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Coto, J. A., Ohlendorf, E. K., Cinnamon, A. E., Ellis, T. L., Ondrey, M. A., Bartuch, P.

  16. Understanding the performance of truffle dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Cejka, T., Thomas, P. W., Oliach, D., Stobbe, U., Egli, S., Tegel, W., Centenaro, G., Sproll, L., Bagi, I., Trnka, M., Buntgen, U.

    2022Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research52/538-1310.1016/j.jveb.2022.04.002EnglishDepartment of Climate Change Impacts on Agroecosystems, Global Change Research Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Brno, South Moravian Region, Czech...

  17. Noah's A.R.T.

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    Noah’s A.R.T. was founded in 2015 with a mission: to utilise the benefits of the human-animal bond to improve mental health and wellbeing in Greater Manchester.

  18. Big Furry Friends

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    We are a therapy team that offers animal-assisted intervention. Our program consists of our love for children and assisting them with activities in an educational setting and assist the professional therapists in a therapeutic environment.

  19. Therapeutic Riding and Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Program Evaluation

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    | Contributor(s):: Brenna Goodwin

    Therapeutic riding is a commonly used therapeutic approach for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Research supports therapeutic riding for children with ASD; however, the effect of specific sub-types of therapeutic riding (e.g., therapeutic riding drill team) has been under...

  20. Penawar Hippotherapy Centre

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