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  1. An Evaluation of Animal-Assisted Therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorders: Therapist and Parent Perspectives

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    | Contributor(s):: Ang, C. S., MacDougall, F. A.

    Although there are a variety of psychological and therapeutic approaches to coping Autism Spectrum Disorder, people with autism still face some challenges in a "normal" therapy setting. Some therapy organizations and services have proposed an alternative therapy approach,...

  2. The effects of Animal Assisted Therapy on autonomic and endocrine activity in adults with autism spectrum disorder: A randomized controlled trial

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

  3. Manualized equine-assisted therapy protocol for clients with autism spectrum disorder

    | Contributor(s):: McKissock, H. B., Bowen, A., Dawson, S., Eldridge, L., McIntire, J., Stanojevic, C., Tamas, D., McCormick, B. P.

  4. Exploratory study of fecal cortisol, weight, and behavior as measures of stress and welfare in shelter cats during assimilation into families of children with autism spectrum disorder

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    | Contributor(s):: Carlisle, G. K., Johnson, R. A., Koch, C. S., Lyons, L. A., Wang, Z., Bibbo, J., Cheak-Zamora, N.

    Background: Cats are a common companion animal (CA) in US households, and many live in families of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The prevalence of ASD is one in 54, and many children have behavior challenges as well as their diagnostic communication disorders. Objective:...

  5. A Stakeholder-Engaged Approach to Development of an Animal-Assisted Intervention for Obesity Prevention Among Youth With Autism Spectrum Disorder and Their Pet Dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Linder, D. E., Folta, S. C., Must, A., Mulé, C. M., Cash, S. B., Halbreich, E. D., Colón, C., Sullivan, S., Sanabria, E., Gibbs, D., Farrell, T.

    Stakeholder involvement in research has been demonstrated to increase the effectiveness, validity, and quality of a study. This paper describes the engagement of a stakeholder panel in the development and implementation of an animal-assisted intervention (AAI) assessment and program for...

  6. The effects of social and non-social distracting stimuli on dogs with different levels of social competence – Empirical evidence for a canine model of autism

    | Contributor(s):: Galambos, Ágoston, Petró, Eszter, Nagy, Bernadett, Turcsán, Borbála, Topál, József

  7. Visual Exploration and Observation of Real-Life Interactions Between Children with ASD and Service Dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Dollion, N., Toutain, M., François, N., Champagne, N., Plusquellec, P., Grandgeorge, M.

  8. Evaluating preference for and reinforcing efficacy of a therapy dog to increase verbal statements

    | Contributor(s):: Jorgenson, C. D., Clay, C. J., Kahng, S.

  9. Outcomes of assistance dog placement in the home for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and their families: A pilot study

    | Contributor(s):: Leung, J. Y., Mackenzie, L., Dickson, C.

  10. "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.

  11. A thematic analysis of influences on parents' autism intervention decisions

    | Contributor(s):: Wilson, Meghan, Whelan, Thomas, Milne, Lisa, Hamilton, David, Jacobs, Diane, Pilkington, Pamela

  12. Pilot Study: Occupational Therapy in an Equine Environment for Youth With Autism

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

  13. 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.

  14. Canine-assisted occupational therapy for children on the autism spectrum: Parents' perspectives

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

  15. 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...

  16. 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.

  17. 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...

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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.