Animal-assisted Social Skills Training for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Contributor(s):: Becker, Joanna L., Rogers, Erica C., Burrows, Bethany
Recent research indicates that youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) show increases in prosocial behaviors in the presence of animals, yet few studies have examined the effects of incorporating animals into treatments. The current study evaluated the effectiveness of an animal-assisted social...
Pet Dogs Improve Family Functioning and Reduce Anxiety in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Contributor(s):: Wright, Hannah, Hall, Sophie, Hames, Annette, Hardiman, Jessica, Mills, Richard, Team, Paws Project, Mills, Daniel
There is increasing evidence to suggest that dogs are beneficial for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in therapy sessions, and anecdotal reports suggest that dogs may have wider benefits, in a family setting. This study investigated the effect of dog ownership on family functioning...
Service dogs for children with autism: A parent's perspective
Contributor(s):: Brown, Samantha X.
Parental Perceptions of the Nature of the Relationship Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Share with Their Canine Companion
Contributor(s):: Harwood, C., Kaczmarek, E., Drake, D.
Effects of Dog Assisted Therapy for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Exploratory Randomized Controlled Trial
Contributor(s):: Wijker, C., Leontjevas, R., Spek, A., Enders-Slegers, M. J.
Process Evaluation of Animal-Assisted Therapy: Feasibility and Relevance of a Dog-Assisted Therapy Program in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Animal-assisted activity improves social behaviors in psychiatrically hospitalized youth with autism
Contributor(s):: Germone, Monique M., Gabriels, Robin L., Guérin, Noémie A., Pan, Zhaoxing, Banks, Tiffany, O'Haire, Marguerite E.
Face scanning in autism spectrum disorder and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder: human versus dog face scanning
| Contributor(s):: Mauro Muszkat, Claudia Berlim de Mello, Patricia de Oliveira Lima Muñoz, Tania Khiel Lucci, Vinicius Frayze David, José de Oliveira Siqueira, Emma Otta
This study used eye tracking to explore attention allocation to human and dog faces in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and typical development (TD). Significant differences were found among the three groups. TD...
Child-Canine Bonding in Children with ASD: Findings Within and Across Case Studies
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| Contributor(s):: Kathryn Struik, John-Tyler Binfet
The demand for support for families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) continues to grow, and one increasingly popular avenue of support is the use of companion canines. Parents searching for service canines trained to work with children with ASD, however, face formidable...
Assistance Dogs: Historic Patterns and Roles of Dogs Placed by ADI or IGDF Accredited Facilities and by Non-Accredited U.S. Facilities
| Contributor(s):: Sandra Walther, Mariko Yamamoto, Abigail Paige Thigpen, Anaissa Garcia, Neil H. Willits, Lynette A. Hart
Dogs’ roles to support people with disabilities are increasing. Existing U.S. laws and regulations pertaining to the use of dogs for people with disabilities are only minimally enforced. Pushback legislation against some aspects of uses of assistance dogs currently is being passed or...
Face processing of animal and human static stimuli by children with autism spectrum disorder: a pilot study
| Contributor(s):: Grandgeorge, M., Degrez, C., Alavi, Z., Lemonnier, E.
Animals are part of humans' social environment and present numerous benefits. Each partner in a human-animal interaction uses signals emitted by the other (e.g. postures, gestures or gaze directions) to collect information to adjust their behaviour. Face processing impairment is associated with...
The development of a canine para-agility program: positive affects in children with autism and in therapy dogs
| Contributor(s):: Pop, D., Rusu, A. S., Miresan, V.
Previous research has demonstrated that both children and dogs might benefit from Animal-Assisted Activities (AAA), with some factors mediating/moderating the results. The present study took these factors into consideration, by creating an AAA program consisting of two types of human-animal...
Additional evidence is needed to recommend acquiring a dog to families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A response to Crossman and Kazdin
| Contributor(s):: Wright, Hannah F., Hall, Sophie, Mills, Daniel S.
What factors are associated with positive effects of dog ownership in families with children with autism spectrum disorder? The development of the Lincoln Autism Pet Dog Impact Scale
| Contributor(s):: Hall, Sophie Susannah, Wright, Hannah F., Mills, Daniel Simon
Animal therapy for children with autism spectrum disorder.
| Contributor(s):: Gabriel, Katie R.
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Additional evidence is needed to recommend acquiring a dog to families of children with autism spectrum disorder: A response to wright and colleagues
| Contributor(s):: Crossman, Molly K., Kazdin, Alan E.
Acquiring a pet dog significantly reduces stress of primary carers for children with autism spectrum disorder: A prospective case control study
| Contributor(s):: Wright, H. F., Hall, S., Hames, A., Hardiman, J., Mills, R., Mills, D. S.
Pilot study investigating the role of therapy dogs in facilitating social interaction among children with autism
| Contributor(s):: Fung, Suk-chun, Leung, Alvin Seung-ming
Students with autism, service dogs, and public schools: A review of state laws
| Contributor(s):: Hill, David R., King, Seth A., Mrachko, Alicia A.