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  1. The effect of therapy dogs on children in a learning environment

    Contributor(s):: Kimberly Ann Sheckler, Roberta DiHoff (adviser)

    Having a dog in school can seem exciting for many students, but can these furry companions actually help students attain higher levels of academic success? The benefits of therapy dogs in an educational setting can be seen in many research studies. Dogs in the classroom can be used to calm...

  2. An Examination of the Cost-Benefit Ratio of Raising Guide Dog Puppies

    Contributor(s):: Whitney Vail, Genevieve L. Y. Arnaut PhD PsyD (adviser), Michel Hersen PhD ABPP (adviser)

    This survey study examined the ratio of costs versus benefits for raising guide dog puppies, as well as whether participating in this volunteer program may be considered an altruistic act. One hundred and forty-nine male and female Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. puppy raisers (ages 12 to 69)...

  3. Comunicação na prática clínica veterinária de animais de companhia

    Contributor(s):: Mara Cristina Varela da Silva Duarte

    A comunicação é imprescindível na prática clínica veterinária e é uma das capacidades mais utilizadas no dia-a-dia de um veterinário. A importância de uma boa comunicação veterinário – dono surge pelo...

  4. Los beneficios de la Terapia con animales y naturaleza sobre las personas con diversidad funcional

    Contributor(s):: Serena Dubreu

    El objetivo del proceso de investigación de mi Trabajo de Fin de Grado recae en los beneficios que tienen la naturaleza y los animales sobre las personas con diversidad funcional y más precisamente sobre las personas con trastorno mental. Lo que me motivó en esta...

  5. Experiencia del Programa CanVivir: Un estudio desde la voz de las jovenes participantes pertenecientes al Centro de Detencion y Tratamiento Social de Ponce

    Contributor(s):: Lasanta Bondy, Adriana

  6. Animal-Assisted Therapy

    Contributor(s):: Kayla Blasz

    Animals are an important influence on the well-being andhealth of humans. Exposure to animals in a therapeutic settinghas, historically, had physical, physiological, andpsychological benefits to humans’ health. Animal-assistedtherapy (AAT) is a proposed effective therapy method for avariety of...

  7. Process, perspectives and benefits of animal assisted therapy

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    | Contributor(s):: Laurie Christine Paquette

    The purpose of this study was to understand mental health/human services professionals‟ processes, perspectives, and beliefs about animal assisted therapy. There has been an increase in the use of animals in therapy over the last 40 years. Animals are being used to help clients with a variety...