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  1. Home before dark

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    Contributor(s):: Patty Dobbs Gross (director), Daniel Gross (director)

    Home Before Dark is a video about the assistance dog placements for children with autism that North Star Foundation put into play during their first ten years of service. Created by Executive Director Patty Dobbs Gross and her talented son Daniel, who is himself on the spectrum, this video...

  2. Helping children find their way

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    | Contributor(s):: Patty Dobbs Gross (director), Daniel Gross

    Helping Children Find Their Way is a short video that celebrates the 100+ North Star placements that have been created during the first decade of incorporation as a nonprofit with a little help from James Taylor.

  3. Estimating the early postmortem interval in domestic canines

    | Contributor(s):: Keith William Proctor

    The estimation of time of death (TOD) can be used to aid law enforcement officers in solving criminal cases involving a death. By determining the period from the TOD until the time the body is discovered, forensic investigators can potentially link or rule out a suspect. A great amount of...

  4. A canine audience: The effect of animal-assisted therapy on reading progress among students identified with learning disabilities

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    | Contributor(s):: Julie Omodlo Griess

    This study explored the use of animal-assisted therapy with students identified with a learning disability and limited reading success. Initially, reading progress was defined as the participants' comprehension rate obtained from an oral Informal Reading Inventory (IRI) passage. The nature...

  5. Creating a template of nonverbal cues for immobile recipients to use in communicating with service dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Marisa B. Laudau

    For people with physical disabilities, it is often frustrating and embarrassing to have to constantly ask for assistance with everyday tasks. Service dogs not only provide constant companionship, but they also act as the arms and legs of their disabled owners. By performing tasks such as opening...

  6. Myth #2: Training is the Key to Success with Autism Assistance Dogs for Children

    10 Aug 2012 | Posted by Patty Dobbs Gross

    by Patty Dobbs Gross I get by with a little help from my friends. ~ John Lennon ''David and North Star's Lego'' One of the biggest misunderstandings about the emerging field...

  7. Relacao homem-animal e bem-estar do cao domiciliado

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    | Contributor(s):: Sheila Andrade Ferreira, Ivan Barbosa Machado Sampaio

    O objetivo principal deste estudo foi verificar alguns aspectos da associação entre a relação homem-animal e o bem-estar do cão. Foram estabelecidas as relações funcionais entre as condições de criação de 60 cães, a progressividade e a atitude de seus proprietários e o bem-estar animal, por meio...

  8. Observation of triangles in a human-canine pack

    | Contributor(s):: Fleming, Linda M.

  9. Playful pooches: Using canine interactions to enhance therapeutic outcomes for children and adolescents

    | Contributor(s):: VanFleet, Risë

  10. A review of the relationship between indigenous Australians, dingoes ( Canis dingo ) and domestic dogs ( Canis familiaris )

    | Contributor(s):: Smith, B. P., Litchfield, C. A.

    Canids form a large part of Indigenous Australian life and mythology, an association first developed with the dingo, and later with the domestic dog. The relationship between canids and Indigenous Australians is intricate, but unique in that these peoples never domesticated the wild dingo....