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  1. Canine-assisted therapy: An emerging therapeutic practice

    Contributor(s):: Kenneth M. Jastrow III

    Close relationships link all living things in the environment, but the forces that connect people and animals are especially strong and enduring. These forces of connection are being utilized for the advancement of human happiness and well-being in a therapeutic manner. This therapy is called...

  2. Why context matters: defining service animals under federal law

    Contributor(s):: Rebecca J. Huss

    This Article analyzes the differing definitions of service animals under federal law as interpreted by three separate agencies. The regulations and case law interpreting the issue under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, and the Air Carrier Access Act illustrate the need...

  3. Animal-assisted therapy using dogs: The benefits to children

    Contributor(s):: Corrine E. Oian

    Animal-assisted therapy, including dogs, has gained widespread support and has been implemented in many areas throughout the past few decades. Animal-assisted therapy was first recorded in England in 1792, where mentally ill patients were given small animals for which to care. Since then dogs...

  4. Benefits of assistance dogs: a review

    Contributor(s):: Sachs-Ericsson, N., Hansen, N. K., Fitzgerald, S.

  5. Celeste Walsen

    '''Celeste Walsen DVM''' works with criminal justicefacilities to teach staff members the practicalities of using highly traineddogs in victim/witness support programs. As Executive Director...

  6. Ellen O'Neill-Stephens

    '''Ellen O’Neill-Stephens JD '''served as a deputyprosecuting attorney in Seattle, Washington for 26 years, retiring in Novemberof 2011; she is a pioneer in the use of dogs to provide emotional...

  7. VA Updates Rules for Providing Disabled Veterans with Service Animals

    Forum › general-discussion › hcdiscussions

    The Department of Veterans Affairs has recently amended its regulations to expand benefits regarding the acquisition and use of service dogs for veterans suffering from disabilities. This Federal...

  8. Genetic aspects of performance in working dogs.

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    | Contributor(s):: Elaine Ostrander, A. Ruvinsky, Heather J. Huson

    For thousands of years, the dog has proven itself an invaluable asset to man by serving as hunter, protector, transportation, aide and loyal companion. Dog domestication and breed development have paralleled the changing culture of man. Archaeological evidence has identified the earliest dog...

  9. Jennifer Coleman

    Currently getting a Ph.D. in counseling psychology at VCU. Researching Human-Animal Interactions.

  10. Welfare considerations in therapy and assistance animals

    | Contributor(s):: Serpell, James A., Coppinger, Raymond, Fine, Aubrey H.

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

    | 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...

  12. Melissa Winkle

    Melissa Winkle, OTR/L works with children and adults of all ages and abilities in Albuquerque, NM. Her private practice, Dogwood Therapy Services Inc. offers opportunities to improve independent...