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  1. Discontinuites psychiques entre animaux et humains: eclairage sur la 'monade autistique.'

    Contributor(s):: Vidal, Jean-Marie

  2. 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.

  3. Does pet arrival trigger prosocial behaviors in individuals with autism?

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    | Contributor(s):: Marine Grandgeorge, Sylvie Tordjman, Alain Lazartigues, Eric Lemonnier, Michel Deleau, Martine Hausberger

    Alteration of social interactions especially prosocial behaviors – an important aspect of development – is one of the characteristics of autistic disorders. Numerous strategies or therapies are used to improve communication skills or at least to reduce social impairments....

  4. Dogs for the Deaf

    Dogs for the Deaf, Inc.'s mission is to rescue and professionally train dogs to help people and enhance lives, maintaining a lifelong commitment to all dogs we rescue and all people we serve.

  5. 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...

  6. Dogs help autistic children

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

    | Contributor(s):: Solomon, Olga

  8. Dolphin therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Gouva, E., Ergolavou, A., Paschos, I., Perdikaris, C., Nathanailides, C., Damigou, N., Athanasopoulou, F.

    Dolphin therapy emerged during the 1950s. The work of Dr. John Lilly played an important role, since he investigated the impact of dolphins on disabled people. From 1978 onwards, the therapeutic aid of dolphins was further advanced, especially after the success of Dr Davis Nathanson with...

  9. Dolphin Therapy: The Playful Way to Work toward the Next Step

    | Contributor(s):: Wermer, Maaike

  10. Dolphin-assisted therapy as a verbal operant condition for children with autism

    | Contributor(s):: Terrasi, Renee Marie

  11. Dolphin-assisted therapy for autism and other developmental disorders: a dangerous fad

    | Contributor(s):: Marino, Lori, Lilienfeld, Scott O.

  12. Dolphin-assisted therapy: claims versus evidence

    | Contributor(s):: Britta L. Fiksdal, Daniel Houlihan, Aaron C. Barnes

    The purpose of this paper is to review and critique studies that have been conducted on dolphin-assisted therapy for children with various disorders. Studies have been released claiming swimming with dolphins is therapeutic and beneficial for children with autism, attention deficit hyperactivity...

  13. Dolphin-assisted therapy: more flawed data and more flawed conclusions

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

    Dolphin-Assisted Therapy (DAT) is an increasingly popular choice of treatment for illness and developmental disabilities by providing participants with the opportunity to swim or interact with live captive dolphins. Two reviews of DAT (Marino and Lilienfeld [1998] and Humphries [2003]) concluded...

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

    | Contributor(s):: Rampelberg, Diane

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. Effect of Animal-Assisted Play Therapy on facilitating social behavior for children with autism: a preliminary comparison study

    | Contributor(s):: Fung, SukChun

    Despite evidence that Animal-Assisted Play Therapy increases the positive social behavior of children with autism, little is known about the mechanism of this treatment effect. In the present study, ten children with autism, aged 7-10, were randomized into two groups. One group attended 14...

  18. Effect of service dogs on salivary cortisol secretion in autistic children

    | Contributor(s):: Viau, R., Arsenault-Lapierre, G., Fecteau, S., Champagne, N., Walker, C. D., Lupien, S.

  19. Effectiveness of a standardized equine-assisted therapy program for children with autism spectrum disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Borgi, Marta, Loliva, Dafne, Cerino, Stefania, Chiarotti, Flavia, Venerosi, Aldina, Bramini, Maria, Nonnis, Enrico, Marcelli, Marco, Vinti, Claudia, Santis, Chiara, Bisacco, Francesca, Fagerlie, Monica, Frascarelli, Massimo, Cirulli, Francesca

  20. Effectiveness of a Standardized Equine-Assisted Therapy Program for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Borgi, M., Loliva, D., Cerino, S., Chiarotti, F., Venerosi, A., Bramini, M., Nonnis, E., Marcelli, M., Vinti, C., De Santis, C., Bisacco, F., Fagerlie, M., Frascarelli, M., Cirulli, F.