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  1. Vitality from Experiences in Nature and Contact with Animals-A Way to Develop Joint Attention and Social Engagement in Children with Autism?

    Contributor(s):: Bystrom, K., Grahn, P., Hagerhall, C.

  2. Process Evaluation of Animal-Assisted Therapy: Feasibility and Relevance of a Dog-Assisted Therapy Program in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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

  3. 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.

  4. Effects of Assisted Animal Therapy on the Development of Socio-emotional Abilities of Children with Autism

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    | Contributor(s):: A.-N. Grigore, M. Bazgan

    We focused in this research on the effects of animal-assisted therapy on improving the socio-emotional skills development of children with autism. To achieve the research were used: case study (main method), interview-based survey, document analysis, and observation method. The tools used are...

  5. Verbal Interactional Synchronization between Therapist and Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder during Dolphin Assisted Therapy: Five Case Studies

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

  6. Horseback riding therapy for a deafblind individual enabled by a haptic interface

    | Contributor(s):: Ogrinc, M., Farkhatdinov, I., Walker, R., Burdet, E.

  7. Evaluating Animal-Assisted Interventions: An Empirical Illustration of Differences between Outcome Measures

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    | Contributor(s):: van der Steen, S., Heineman, M. M. P., Ernst, M. J. A.

  8. 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.

  9. Shaping healthy habits in children with neurodevelopmental and mental health disorders: parent perceptions of barriers, facilitators and promising strategies

    | Contributor(s):: Bowling, A., Blaine, R. E., Kaur, R., Davison, K. K.

  10. Do Animals Perceive Human Developmental Disabilities? Guinea Pigs' Behaviour with Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Children with Typical Development. A Pilot Study

    | Contributor(s):: Grandgeorge, M., Dubois, E., Alavi, Z., Bourreau, Y., Hausberger, M.

  11. Animal-Assisted Activity for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Parents' and Therapists' Perception

    | Contributor(s):: Michelotto, A. L. L., Anater, A., Guebert, M. C. C., Borges, T. D., Michelotto, P. V., Jr., Pimpao, C. T.

  12. Comparison of contingent and noncontingent access to therapy dogs during academic tasks in children with autism spectrum disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Protopopova, A., Matter, A. L., Harris, B. N., Wiskow, K. M., Donaldson, J. M.

  13. Social rivalry triggers visual attention in children with autism spectrum disorders

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    | Contributor(s):: Marine Grandgeorge, Yentl Gautier, Pauline Brugaillères, Inès Tiercelin, Carole Jacq, Marie-Claude Lebret, Martine Hausberger

    Visual social attention is central to social functioning and learning and may act as a reinforcer. Social rivalry, which occurs when an individual is excluded from dyadic interactions, can promote interspecific learning by triggering attention. We applied it to an animal-assisted intervention,...

  14. Face scanning in autism spectrum disorder and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder: human versus dog face scanning

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    | 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...

  15. Replication Pilot Trial of Therapeutic Horseback Riding and Cortisol Collection With Children on the Autism Spectrum

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    | Contributor(s):: Pan, Z., Granger, D. A., Guerin, N. A.

    We aimed to determine whether results of our prior randomized control trial [RCT; NCT02301195, (1)] of Therapeutic Horseback Riding (THR) for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) could be replicated at a different riding center and if treatment effects also...

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

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    | 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. Animal-Assisted Interventions for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Survey of French Facilities

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    | Contributor(s):: Claire Philippe-Peyroutet, Marine Grandgeorge

    Our survey of animal-assisted interventions (AAI) offered by French intervention facilities aimed to examine and describe the range of AAI for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) children. We invited 2,302 facilities to reply to an online questionnaire. The responses to our survey (n = 386)...

  18. Companion animals and human health: benefits, challenges, and the road ahead for human-animal interaction

    | Contributor(s):: Friedman, E., Krause-Parello, C. A.

  19. Long-Term Effect of Therapeutic Horseback Riding in Youth With Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Randomized Trial

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    | Contributor(s):: Robin L Gabriels, Zhaoxing Pan, Noemie A Guerin, Briar Dechant, Gary Mesibov

    This paper presents 6-month follow-up data of 44% (N = 64/116) of participants (ages 6–16 years) with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, who participated in a previously-published randomized controlled trial of therapeutic horseback riding (THR) compared to a no-horse contact...

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

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    | 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...