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  1. The Impacts of a Reading-to-Dog Programme on Attending and Reading of Nine Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

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    | Contributor(s):: Stefania Uccheddu, Mariangela Albertini, Ludovica Pierantoni, Sara Fantino, Federica Pirrone

    Poor knowledge is available on the effectiveness of reading to dogs in educational settings, particularly in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). In this study, we test the hypothesis that reading to a dog improves propensity towards books and motivation to read after the end of the...

  2. Effects of a Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program on Social Interaction and Communication in Children with Autism

    | Contributor(s):: Zhao, M., Chen, S., You, Y., Wang, Y., Zhang, Y.

  3. Animal-Assisted Intervention: A Promising Approach to Obesity Prevention for Youth With Autism Spectrum Disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Must, A., Mulé, C. M., Linder, D. E., Cash, S. B., Folta, S. C.

    2021Front Vet Sci86460812297-1769 (Print)2297-176910.3389/fvets.2021.646081engDepartment of Public Health & Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, United States.Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, University...

  4. Effects of Equine-Assisted Therapy on Gross Motor Skills of Two Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Single-Subject Research Study

    | Contributor(s):: Brett Lindsay Hawkins, Joseph B Ryan, A Lynne Cory, Meredith C Donaldson

  5. Effect of Equine-Assisted Activities on Social and Sensory Functioning of Children with Autism

    | Contributor(s):: Drew C. Coman, Margaret P. Bass, Michael Alessandri, Christine S. Ghilain, Maria M. Llabre

  6. Dog training intervention improves adaptive social communication skills in young children with autism spectrum disorder: A controlled crossover study

    | Contributor(s):: Ben-Itzchak, E., Zachor, D. A.

  7. Animal Interaction Affecting Core Deficit Domains Among Children with Autism: A Meta-Analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Droboniku, M. J., Mychailyszyn, M. P.

  8. Third time's the charm or three strikes you're out? An updated review of the efficacy of dolphin-assisted therapy for autism and developmental disabilities

    | Contributor(s):: Marino, L., Lilienfeld, S. O.

  9. Parental Perspectives of Occupational Therapy in an Equine Environment for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Kalmbach, D., Wood, W., Peters, B. C.

  10. Animal assisted interventions on therapy farms for those with autism

    | Contributor(s):: Barnhart, Gwendolyn, Silverwood, Amber, Efird, Wendy, Wells, Katie

  11. Canine Assisted Occupational Therapy for Children on the Autism Spectrum: A Pilot Randomised Control Trial

    | Contributor(s):: Hill, J., Ziviani, J., Driscoll, C., Teoh, A. L., Chua, J. M., Cawdell-Smith, J.

  12. Social Development of Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder During Dog-Assisted Therapy: A Detailed Observational Analysis

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    | Contributor(s):: Wijker, C., Steen, S. V., Spek, A., Leontjevas, R., Enders-Slegers, M. J.

    Social communication and self-esteem are often affected in adults with autism spectrum disorder. Implementation and evaluation of interventions targeting social skills are challenged due to specific characteristics of autism. Intensive, valid evaluation of social skills programs is needed. In...

  13. Animal-Assisted Activities for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

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    | Contributor(s):: Page Walker Buck, Angela Lavery

    This exploratory study was designed to investigate parental perceptions of animal- assisted activities for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In-depth interviews with 10 families provided insight into the possible mechanisms by which human-animal interactions impact...

  14. Theoretical Development of Equine-assisted Activities and Therapies for Children with Autism: A Systematic Mapping Review

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    | Contributor(s):: B. Caitlin Peters, Wendy Wood, Susan Hepburn

    In this systematic mapping review, we mapped the state of theoretical development of equine-assisted activities and therapies for children with autism to help illuminate promising theoretical frameworks. Across 42 studies and 22 non-research reports, we identified 10 explanatory formal theories...

  15. Effects of Pet Dogs for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and their Families: Expectations versus Reality

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    | Contributor(s):: Hannah Wright, Sophie Hall, Annette Hames, Jessica Hardiman, Aaron Burgess, PAWS Team, Richard Mills, Daniel Mills

    Previous studies have examined the specific benefits of therapy and assistance dogs on children with autism, but until recently only anecdotes existed concerning the benefits of pet dogs. We conducted structured interviews with 40 parents of children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to...

  16. Changes in behavioural synchrony during dog-assisted therapy for children with autism spectrum disorder and children with Down syndrome

    | Contributor(s):: Griffioen, R. E., van der Steen, S., Verheggen, T., Enders-Slegers, M. J., Cox, R.

  17. Visual Attention Patterns Differ in Dog vs. Cat Interactions With Children With Typical Development or Autism Spectrum Disorders

    | Contributor(s):: Grandgeorge, M., Gautier, Y., Bourreau, Y., Mossu, H., Hausberger, M.

  18. Corrigendum: Do Animals Engage Greater Social Attention in Autism? An Eye Tracking Analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Valiyamattam, G. J., Katti, H., Chaganti, V. K., O'Haire, M. E., Sachdeva, V.

  19. 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.

  20. Animal-assisted activity improves social behaviors in psychiatrically hospitalized youth with autism

    | Contributor(s):: Germone, M. M., Gabriels, R. L., Guérin, N. A., Pan, Z., Banks, T., O'Haire, M. E.