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  1. Additional evidence is needed to recommend acquiring a dog to families of children with autism spectrum disorder: A response to wright and colleagues

    Contributor(s):: Crossman, Molly K., Kazdin, Alan E.

  2. Affectionate Interactions of Cats with Children Having Autism Spectrum Disorder

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    | Contributor(s):: lynette arnason hart, abigail p thigpen, Neil H Willits, Leslie A. Lyons, Irva Hertz-Picciotto, Benjamin L Hart

    Mental and physical benefits of dogs have been reported for adults and children with special needs, but less is known about benefits of cats for children. A cat that can be held by a child could provide important therapeutic companionship for children with severe or less severe autism spectrum...

  3. Alaska Dog Works

    Alaska Dog Works has been training therapy dogs for the past decade. At Alaska Dog Works we pride ourselves on all of our training and its many benefits to our clients. But in particular we pride ourselves on the work that we devote to our service teams and our therapy teams. Alaska Dog Works...

  4. Amy's Wish With Wings

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    Our mission is to provide equine assisted activities for children with special needs. This may include but is not limited to children with autism, down syndrome, brain injuries, cerebral palsy, victims of abuse, vision impaired, selective mutism and many others.  These children benefit...

  5. 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.

  6. Analysis of child-dog play behavior in child psychiatry

    | Contributor(s):: Prothmann, A., Albrecht, K., Dietrich, S., Hornfeck, U., Stieber, S., Ettrich, C.

    Children have a natural affinity for animals and most often communicate with them nonverbally; nonverbal communication is authentic and difficult to influence deliberately. This study examines whether characteristic interaction patterns exist during pet-facilitated therapy with dogs, and whether...

  7. Angeles en Cuatro Patas (Angels on Four Legs)

    We are a rehabilitation center and nonprofit dedicated to children and adolescents with special physical and mental needs.Angels on four legs began its activity over twenty-three years ago as an idea of ​​social work aimed at children with mild and chronic disabilities. This institution...

  8. Angels in Autism

    Angels in Autism LLC provides a full service to families and individuals with behavioral challenges, beginning with identifying and defining disruptive behaviors and their function, Functional Behavior Analysis (FBAs), creating personalized behavior plans, developing in home & community...

  9. Animal Assisted Interventions for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Review

    | Contributor(s):: Davis, Tonya N., Scalzo, Rachel, Butler, Erin, Stauffer, Megan, Farah, Yara N., Perez, Scott, Mainor, Kristen, Clark, Cathryn, Miller, Stacy, Kobylecky, Alicia, Coviello, Laura

  10. Animal assisted interventions on therapy farms for those with autism

    | Contributor(s):: Barnhart, Gwendolyn, Silverwood, Amber, Efird, Wendy, Wells, Katie

  11. Animal assisted therapy and autism intervention: A synthesis of the literature

    | Contributor(s):: Jocelyn Turner

    The overall intention of this research project was to determine if, based on the available literature, Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) has potential as an efficacious adjunctive therapy method for helping to generate greater levels of social functioning, for individuals with Autism. This project...

  12. Animal assisted therapy for autistic children a descriptive narrative

    | Contributor(s):: Carmille A. McElwain

    Autism is a disorder of the Pervasive Developmental Disorder family. It affects all aspects of a child's development, including personal and social relationships, cognitive growth, and sometimes physical maturity as well. Currently, there is no cure for Autism, but a wide variety of therapies are...

  13. Animal Crackers

    | Contributor(s):: Rader, Rick

  14. Animal Interaction Affecting Core Deficit Domains Among Children with Autism: A Meta-Analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Droboniku, M. J., Mychailyszyn, M. P.

  15. 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.

  16. Animal therapy for children with autism spectrum disorder.

    | Contributor(s):: Gabriel, Katie R.

  17. Animal-assisted activities for adolescents with autism spectrum disorder: Teachers' and parents' perceptions

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    | Contributor(s):: Charis Hawkridge

    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder which currently affects an estimated one percent of the international population and that percentage appears to be growing. There is currently no single intervention that has been found to improve all the symptoms of ASD, and the most...

  18. Animal-Assisted Activities for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

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    | Contributor(s):: Page Walker Buck, Angela Lavery

    This exploratory study was designed to investigate parental perceptions of animal- assisted activities for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In-depth interviews with 10 families provided insight into the possible mechanisms by which human-animal interactions impact...

  19. Animal-assisted Activities for Students With Disabilities: Obtaining Stakeholders' Approval and Planning Strategies for Teachers

    | Contributor(s):: Baumgartner, Erin, Cho, Jeong-il

  20. ANIMAL-ASSISTED ACTIVITIES: Effects of Animals on Positive Emotional Display in Children in Inclusion Classrooms

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    | Contributor(s):: Gayatri Mazgaonkar

    Animals are commonly present in classrooms and may be an important tool in enhancing children’s experiences, especially in inclusion classrooms that provide integrative learning for both typically developing children and children with special needs. The purpose of this study was to...