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  1. A friend like Henry : the remarkable true story of an autistic boy and the dog that unlocked his world

    Contributor(s):: Gardner, Nuala

  2. A mother's letter to her son

    Contributor(s):: Vranos, Kathleen

  3. Affectionate Interactions of Cats with Children Having Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Full-text: Available

    | Contributor(s):: lynette arnason hart, abigail p thigpen, Neil H Willits, Leslie A. Lyons, Irva Hertz-Picciotto, Benjamin L Hart

    Mental and physical benefits of dogs have been reported for adults and children with special needs, but less is known about benefits of cats for children. A cat that can be held by a child could provide important therapeutic companionship for children with severe or less severe autism spectrum...

  4. Analysis of child-dog play behavior in child psychiatry

    | Contributor(s):: Prothmann, A., Albrecht, K., Dietrich, S., Hornfeck, U., Stieber, S., Ettrich, C.

    Children have a natural affinity for animals and most often communicate with them nonverbally; nonverbal communication is authentic and difficult to influence deliberately. This study examines whether characteristic interaction patterns exist during pet-facilitated therapy with dogs, and whether...

  5. Animal-assisted Activities for Students With Disabilities: Obtaining Stakeholders' Approval and Planning Strategies for Teachers

    | Contributor(s):: Baumgartner, Erin, Cho, Jeong-il

  6. Animal-assisted interventions for individuals with autism

    | Contributor(s):: Pavlides, Merope

  7. Appendix: choosing an assistance dog organization or trainer

    | Contributor(s):: [Gross, Patty Dobbs]

  8. Assistance dogs and children with autism

    | Contributor(s):: [Gross, Patty Dobbs]

  9. Nov 03 2016

    Centers for Human-Animal Bond

    Please note that the November 3rd lecture Horses, Dogs, and Autism Spectrum Disorder: Evidence-based Benefits given by Dr. Robin Gabriels is a FREE lecture. There is no need to register if you plan...

  10. Charting your course

    | Contributor(s):: [Gross, Patty Dobbs]

  11. Choosing your companion

    | Contributor(s):: [Gross, Patty Dobbs]

  12. Diary of an autistic mother

    | Contributor(s):: [Gross, Patty Dobbs]

  13. Dogs for the Disabled

    Dogs for the Disabled is a life-transforming charity, creating exceptional partnerships between people living with disability and specially trained assistance dogs. Through practical assistance a dog can offer freedom and independence to children and adults with physical disabilities and children...

  14. Doing, being and becoming : the sociality of children with autism in activities with therapy dogs and other people

    | Contributor(s):: Solomon, Olga

  15. Dustin's paws: including an assistance dog in the classroom

    | Contributor(s):: Rampelberg, Diane

  16. Early diagnosis and intervention for autism spectrum disorder in Africa: insights from a case study

    Full-text: Available

    | Contributor(s):: Nicole Wannenburg, Roelf van Niekerk

    Awareness and concern regarding the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) has increased worldwide.1-3 In high resource countries, this has led to an increase in funding for ASD research and the inclusion of ASD in health policies.1,4 Despite an increase in research on ASD in Africa in the...

  17. Editorial: Children and Companion Animals: Psychosocial, Medical and Neurobiological Implications

    Full-text: Available

    | Contributor(s):: Andrea Beetz, lynette arnason hart, Brinda Inida Jegatheesan, Naoko Koda

    This Research Topic presents experiences with companion animals provided to children in varied settings. Methods include monitoring of the ongoing interaction of children with companion animals, or conducting interviews or surveys, as well as experimental interventions where changes occurring...

  18. Equine assisted therapy and its benefits for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

    | Contributor(s):: Andress, Sarah Daniela

  19. Ethical use of assistance dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Shilstone, Riggan

  20. Foreword

    | Contributor(s):: Davis, Debi