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Canines in the Courtroom
Contributor(s):: Debra S. Hart-Cohen
This article discusses the growing interest in using therapy dogs in courtrooms.
Does Animal-Assisted Therapy Really Work? (What clinical trials reveal about the effectiveness of four-legged therapists), by Hal Herzog, Psychology Today, Nov 17 2014
Contributor(s):: Michael Fallon
Dr. Hal Herzog, as part of his column, "Animals and Us" in Psychology Today, surveys the current literature on animal-assisted therapy and identifies a number of weaknesses in the existing literature, including a lack of a non-treatment control group, insufficient numbers of subjects,...
Dogs Can Be Successfully Trained to Alert to Hypoglycemia Samples from Patients with Type 1 Diabetes
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| Contributor(s):: Jennifer Cattet, Dana S. Hardin
Hypoglycemia (Hypo) is the most common side effect of insulin therapy in people with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Over time, patients with T1D become unaware of signs and symptoms of Hypo. Hypo unawareness leads to morbidity and mortality. Diabetes alert dogs (DADs) represent a unique way to help...
| Contributor(s):: Eileen Bona
This brief article discusses some of the findings of the impact of integrating fish into the therapeutic medium for different populations of people. It mentions research findings of the impacts of aquariums for alzheimer patients, dolphin assisted therapy for people with a variety of...
Going to the Dogs: Can a canine help your child learn to read?
| Contributor(s):: Gail F. Melson
There is evidence that the presence of a friendly dog, not necessarily your own pet, or even a dog you’ve met before, can lower blood pressure and reduce stress when reading. This relaxation effect has been found for adult and child readers. Moreover, studies has shown that children with...
Order Out of Chaos: A Call for Clear and Agreed-Upon Definitions Differentiating Between Animal-Assisted Interventions
| Contributor(s):: Nancy Parish-Plass
Confusion abounds in the world of animal-assisted interventions (AAI) due to lack of clarity surrounding their definitions. This problem in terminology leads to a blurring of boundaries between different interventions, disagreement concerning type of actions, goals and degree of training and...
This story is a true account of a 14 year old boy who was afflicted with panic attacks and sought help through equine facilitated counselling. The medium was effective for him. The story is followed by an update about the boy as well as information about animal assisted and nature assisted...
People with MS are Going to the Dogs
| Contributor(s):: Anne-Elizabeth Straub
Article on Assistance Dogs written for the National MS Society's monthly magazine,then titled INSIDE MS. (The same publication is now called MOMENTUM.The article appeared in April/ May edition, 2005.
The Dog Will See You Now
| Contributor(s):: Alexandra Sifferlin
The War Brain
This article discusses the impact of exposure to war zones on the human brain and compares it to the survival instincts of horses which are "prey animals" who depend on their primal instincts for survival. The article attempts to relabel the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress...
Veterinary Vision, Fall 2006
| Contributor(s):: Claire Eldridge (editor)
Veterinary Vision is a publication of The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. This yearly magazine explores the research, teaching, and outreach services of the College of Veterinary Medicine.
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Who let the dog in? How to incorporate a dog into a self-contained classroom
| Contributor(s):: Katherine L. Anderson
Described in this article are outcomes, procedures, and suggestions for incorporating a dog into a classroom for students with emotional or behavioral disorders. First, the outcomes for the inclusion of a dog are presented and are reported from an empirical study conducted by the author. Next,...