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

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

    Various therapeutic interventions have been studied and found to be effective in reducing the stereotypical behaviors of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). There has been increasing interest in using animal-assisted interventions (AAIs) as an alternative approach to therapeutic...

  2. 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.

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

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

  4. 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.

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

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

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

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

  7. 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.

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

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

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. "The connection just happens": Therapists' perspectives of canine-assisted occupational therapy for children on the autism spectrum

    | Contributor(s):: Hill, J. R., Ziviani, J., Driscoll, C.

  19. Canine Assisted Occupational Therapy: Protocol of a Pilot Randomised Control Trial for Children on the Autism Spectrum

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    | Contributor(s):: Jessica Hill, Jenny Ziviani, Judy Cawdell-Smith, Carlie Driscoll

    Autism spectrum disorder is a neurodevelopmental condition characterised by difficulties with communication, social interaction, and restricted and repetitive behaviours. For children with this disorder, the ability to engage with people and activities, and to participate in everyday...

  20. Living and Robotic Dogs as Elicitors of Social Communication Behavior and Regulated Emotional Responding in Individuals with Autism and Severe Language Delay: A Preliminary Comparative Study

    | Contributor(s):: Silva, Karine, Lima, Mariely, Santos-Magalhães, André, Fafiães, Carla, Sousa, Liliana de

    The inclusion of animals and robots in therapeutic interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has become more common. This study provides a first comparison between the potential of living versus robotic dogs to elicit social communication behavior and regulated emotional responses in...