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  1. The golden bridge : selecting and training assistance dogs for children with social, emotional, and educational challenges

    Contributor(s):: Gross, Patty Dobbs

  2. Animals and autism

    Contributor(s):: McCoy, Joseph H.

  3. Behavioral intervention for domestic pet mistreatment in a young child with autism

    Contributor(s):: Bergstrom, Ryan, Tarbox, Jonathan, Gutshall, Katharine A.

  4. 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.

  5. Exploring the wider health benefits of companion animals

  6. Guinea pigs-The "Small Great" Therapist for Autistic Children, or: Do Guinea Pigs Have Positive Effects on Autistic Child Social Behavior?

    Contributor(s):: Krskova, L., Talarovicova, A., Olexova, L.

  7. Horses and autism

    Contributor(s):: Oswald, Donald

  8. Sentinels of safety: service dogs ensure safety and enhance freedom and well-being for families with autistic children

    Contributor(s):: Burrows, K. E., Adams, C. L., Spiers, J.

    Children with autism might display unpredictable and volatile behavior that places them in considerable physical danger and creates stress for the family. Families of autistic children often have limited freedom and experience difficulty with everyday activities. In this qualitative ethology...

  9. Autistic children in pony therapy: Evaluation scales and psychological and ethological approaches concerning relational, emotional and communication fields

    Contributor(s):: de Reure, A. Lorin

  10. Play with online virtual pets as a method to improve mirror neuron and real world functioning in autistic children

    Contributor(s):: Altschuler, E. L.

  11. The effect of therapeutic horseback riding on social functioning in children with autism

    Contributor(s):: Bass, Margaret M., Duchowny, Catherine A., Llabre, Maria M.

  12. Can Dogs Prime Autistic Children for Therapy? Evidence from a Single Case Study

    Contributor(s):: Silva, Karine, Correia, Rita, Lima, Mariely, Magalhães, Ana, de Sousa, Liliana

  13. Lost in a lost world

    Contributor(s):: Benda, W.

  14. Animal models relevant to schizophrenia and autism: Validity and limitations

    Contributor(s):: Tordjman, Sylvie, Drapier, Dominique, Bonnot, Olivier, Graignic, Rozenn, Fortes, Sylvia, Cohen, David, Millet, Bruno, Laurent, Claudine, Roubertoux, Pierre L.

  15. What a dog can do: Children with autism and therapy dogs in social interaction

    Contributor(s):: Solomon, Olga

  16. Équithérapie et autisme

    Contributor(s):: Hameury, L., Delavous, P., Teste, B., Leroy, C., Gaboriau, J. C., Berthier, A.

  17. Enfants autistes en therapie avec le poney: Echelles de'evaluation et approaches clinique et ethologique concernant les domaines relationnels, emotionnels et la communication

    Contributor(s):: de Reure, A. Lorin

    The author presents clinical research data, concerning bodily and psychological infraverbal interactions involved in the contact between autistic children and ponies. The aim is to collect descriptive and clinical data about what is happening between child and animal, in order to analyze...

  18. 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...

  19. A summative evaluation of a dolphin assisted therapy program for children with special needs

    Contributor(s):: Rachel M. Dilts

    This dissertation reviews the literature on the specialty area of dolphin assisted therapy (DAT), a subfield of animal assisted therapy (AAT). To date the literature on the effectiveness of DAT has been mixed although a majority of it is positive. The study was conducted with 40 parents whose...

  20. Interventi assistiti con gli animali come strumenti innovativi per il trattamento dei disturbi psichiatrici

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    | Contributor(s):: Francesca Cirulli, Marta Borgi, Alessandra Berry, Nadia Francia, Enrico Alleva

    There is a growing interest for the potential health benefits of human-animal interactions. Although scientific evidence on the effects is far from being consistent, companion animals are used with a large number of human subjects, ranging from children to elderly people, who benefit most from...