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  1. An experimental analysis of the effects of therapeutic horseback riding on the behavior of children with autism

    Contributor(s):: Jenkins, Sarah R., DiGennaro Reed, Florence D.

  2. Brief report: The smiles of a child with autism spectrum disorder during an animal-assisted activity may facilitate social positive behaviors—Quantitative analysis with smile-detecting interface

    Contributor(s):: Funahashi, Atsushi, Gruebler, Anna, Aoki, Takeshi, Kadone, Hideki, Suzuki, Kenji

  3. Children with autism encounter an unfamiliar pet: Application of the Strange Animal Situation test

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

  4. Interventions assistées par l'animal: Quelles connaissances et quelles perspectives? = Animal-assisted interventions: Knowledge and perspectives

    Contributor(s):: Grandgeorge, M.

  5. Writing letters to help patients with service and support animals

    Contributor(s):: Ensminger, John J., Thomas, J. Lawrence

  6. Interaction with a therapy dog enhances the effects of social story method in autistic children

    Contributor(s):: Grigore, A. A., Rusu, A. S.

    This study explored the effects of a combination between two methods that have proved to enhance the social abilities of autistic children - Social Story and Animal Assisted Therapy. The main hypothesis of this investigation was that a naturally enriched social environment (i.e., the presence of...

  7. Highlighting the potential benefits of dogs to families living with autism

  8. The association between therapeutic horseback riding and the social communication and sensory reactions of children with autism

    Contributor(s):: Ward, S. C.

  9. The Horse Boy--attending to the stories our patients tell us

    Contributor(s):: Karlinsky, H.

  10. Carolina Duarte-Gan

  11. Service Dogs for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Child and Family Experiences

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    Contributor(s):: Leslie J MacKinnon

    This thesis describes a hermeneutic phenomenological study examining families’ experience of having a service dog for their children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  Eight families in Alberta who had received a service dog for their child with ASD participated. An important voice...

  12. New Directions in Canine Assisted Therapy: Tales from Four Labradoodles, Part 2

    16 Aug 2014 | Posted by Patty Dobbs Gross

    North Star Blue The two labradoodle sisters I wrote about in my last column, Luna and Cocoa, have two lively brothers, Harry and Blue, which we are also placing with North Star children. I picked...

  13. New Directions in Canine Assisted Therapy: Tales from Four Labradoodles, Part 1

    15 Aug 2014 | Posted by Patty Dobbs Gross

    North Star Luna North Star Foundation is now in her fourteenth year of incorporation as nonprofit; to date we have helped over 200 children all over the world socially, emotionally and...

  14. Human/Animal Communication: Cetacean Roles in Human Therapeutic Situations

    Contributor(s):: M.P. Hindley

    A review of the literature on the relationship between animal and human indicates that whales and dolphins may have a mutually beneficial role to play in human therapeutic situations. Florida researchers have discovered that interaction with dolphins has favourably altered the behaviour of...

  15. Paws2Care, Inc.

    Paws2Care, Inc. is a 501(c)3 certified non-profit pet therapy organization dedicated to bringing comfort, care, and hope to children with special needs, kids battling cancer, and families facing challenging times. Golden Retriever Beamer is the inspiration behind "Pawsing to...

  16. New Directions in Canine Assisted Therapy: Developing Canine Bonds with Children with Autism

    22 Jul 2014 | Posted by Patty Dobbs Gross

    This column focuses on the still unfolding fate of four golden pups delivered by North Star Molly this time last year. Three of these pups are now working in our program with their carefully chosen...

  17. Partners With Paws

    Partners with Paws provides life changing therapy for students in the Lake County School System & Surrounding Areas. Our programs foster positive development: *Academically with improved focus *Mentally by way of reduced stress *Physically with improved cardiovascular health *Medically with...

  18. Smart Pups

    Smart Pups is an Australian Charity organisation training Assistance Dogs for Special Needs Children.  The Smart Pups are task-specific Assistance Dogs trained to improve the quality of life for children with Autism and Seizure related syndromes. As well as...

  19. New Directions in Canine Assisted Therapy: Recycling at its Finest

    24 Jun 2014 | Posted by Patty Dobbs Gross

    My last column on failure is deliberately followed by this one, which highlights North Star dogs whose initial failure ended up just a bump on the road toward a better temperamental fit with a...

  20. Steps To Your Dreams Foundation

    Steps To Your Dreams Foundation is a non-profit organization designed to offer programs with a high standard of medical leadership that has a beneficial impact to the underserved families and the lives of individuals with disabilities of all ages, throughout Clark and surrounding...