The golden bridge : selecting and training assistance dogs for children with social, emotional, and educational challenges
Contributor(s):: Gross, Patty Dobbs
Animals and autism
Contributor(s):: McCoy, Joseph H.
Behavioral intervention for domestic pet mistreatment in a young child with autism
Contributor(s):: Bergstrom, Ryan, Tarbox, Jonathan, Gutshall, Katharine A.
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.
Exploring the wider health benefits of companion animals
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.
Horses and autism
Contributor(s):: Oswald, Donald
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...
Autistic children in pony therapy: Evaluation scales and psychological and ethological approaches concerning relational, emotional and communication fields
Contributor(s):: de Reure, A. Lorin
Play with online virtual pets as a method to improve mirror neuron and real world functioning in autistic children
Contributor(s):: Altschuler, E. L.
The effect of therapeutic horseback riding on social functioning in children with autism
Contributor(s):: Bass, Margaret M., Duchowny, Catherine A., Llabre, Maria M.
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
Lost in a lost world
Contributor(s):: Benda, W.
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.
What a dog can do: Children with autism and therapy dogs in social interaction
Contributor(s):: Solomon, Olga
Équithérapie et autisme
Contributor(s):: Hameury, L., Delavous, P., Teste, B., Leroy, C., Gaboriau, J. C., Berthier, A.
Enfants autistes en therapie avec le poney: Echelles de'evaluation et approaches clinique et ethologique concernant les domaines relationnels, emotionnels et la communication
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...
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...
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...
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...