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  1. Dogs in Schools: The Impact of Specific Human–Dog Interactions on Reading Ability in Children Aged 6 to 8 Years

    Contributor(s):: Connell, Chantelle G., Tepper, Deanna L., Landry, Oriane, Bennett, Pauleen C.

    Dog-assisted educational programs, including reading programs, are becoming an area of research focus, based on claims of various advantages for children. However, while available findings typically indicate benefits for the children involved, the low quality of evidence makes it difficult to...

  2. The Meaning of Companion Animals for Children and Adolescents with Autism: The Parents' Perspective

    Contributor(s):: Byström, Kristina M., Persson, Cristina A. Lundqvist

    The aim of this study was to understand parents' perspectives on how children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) benefit from a relationship with companion animals. Parents were invited to participate in focus-group discussions. One open-ended question with follow-up questions...

  3. Human-Animal Interaction Research: Progress and Possibilities

    Contributor(s):: Griffin, J. A., Hurley, K., McCune, S.

    2019Front Psychol1028031664-1078 (Print)1664-107810.3389/fpsyg.2019.02803engThe National Institutes of Health, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, MD, United States.Mars Incorporated, Global Scientific Affairs, McLean, VA,...

  4. Lemmikkieläimet lapsen kehityksen tukena

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    | Contributor(s):: Minna Hautala

    Opinnäytetyöni tarkoituksena oli saada tietoa siitä, miten lemmikkieläimet voivat olla tukena lapsen kehityksessä. Tutkimuksen päätavoitteena oli saada tietoa leikki-ikäisten lasten vanhemmilta lemmikkieläinten vaikutuksesta lapsen kehitykseen...

  5. Vitality from Experiences in Nature and Contact with Animals-A Way to Develop Joint Attention and Social Engagement in Children with Autism?

    | Contributor(s):: Bystrom, K., Grahn, P., Hagerhall, C.

  6. Ei haukku haavaa tee : koiran vaikutus lapsen toimintaan ja toiminnallisuuden kehitykseen

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    | Contributor(s):: Katariina Ansamaa

    Eläinten vaikutuksesta ihmisen terveyteen ja hyvinvointiin on olemassa paljon tutkimuksia. Myös eläinavusteisesta terapiasta on tutkimuksia, mutta koira-avusteisen terapian tutkimustieto on vielä vähäistä. Toimintaterapiassa koiran avulla voidaan pyrkiä...

  7. Pet Ownership and Children's Emotional Expression: Propensity Score-Matched Analysis of Longitudinal Data from Japan

    | Contributor(s):: Sato, R., Fujiwara, T., Kino, S., Nawa, N., Kawachi, I.

  8. Spotlight on the psychological basis of childhood pet attachment and its implications

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    | Contributor(s):: Wanser, S. H., Vitale, K. R., Thielke, L. E., Brubaker, L., Udell, M. A.

  9. How Educators Use Dogs to Support Children's Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Development

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    | Contributor(s):: Michelle Roberts-Schneider

    Children's undeveloped social, emotional, and behavioral skills have long been a concern in early childhood classrooms. Numerous studies have illuminated how therapy dogs in pedagogical settings support children's holistic development, yet there is scant data on the integration of...

  10. How Educators Use Dogs to Support Children's Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Development

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    | Contributor(s):: Michelle Roberts-Schneider

    Children's undeveloped social, emotional, and behavioral skills have long been a concern in early childhood classrooms. Numerous studies have illuminated how therapy dogs in pedagogical settings support children's holistic development, yet there is scant data on the integration of...

  11. Measuring Human-Animal Attachment in a Large U.S. Survey: Two Brief Measures for Children and Their Primary Caregivers

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    | Contributor(s):: Bures, R. M., Mueller, M. K., Gee, N. R.

  12. [Hippotherapy--a supplementary treatment for motion disturbance caused by cerebral palsy (author's transl)]

    | Contributor(s):: Tauffkirchen, E.

  13. Development Benefits of Pets for Young Children. Final Report for the Delta Society.

    | Contributor(s):: Robert H. Poresky

  14. Girls' Challenge Seeking: How Outdoor Exposure Can Support Girls in Taking Positive Risks

    | Contributor(s):: Kallen Tsikalas, Karyn L. Martin

  15. Does experience with animals improve toddlers' understanding of others' sound perception?

    | Contributor(s):: Rachelle Stover

    Introduction: Much research has examined what children understand about others’ visual perception. For instance, 2-year-olds can determine when an object is hidden from another’s viewpoint (Flavell, 1992). Less is known about children’s understanding of other’s auditory...

  16. Children Reading to Dogs: A Systematic Review of the Literature

    | Contributor(s):: Hall, S. S., Gee, N. R., Mills, D. S.

  17. For the Love of Riley: A Study of the Impact of Animal Interactions in the Development of Empathy in Children

    | Contributor(s):: Rachel Lee

    Early Childhood Education professionals teamed up with an Animal Science honors student and a little dog named ‘Riley’ to answer this question. A pet care curriculum was developed centering on what a dog would need to be happy, healthy, and to “feel” loved; Riley served as...

  18. Children reading to dogs: A systematic review of the literature

    | Contributor(s):: Hall, Sophie Susannah, Gee, Nancy R., Mills, Daniel Simon

  19. Integrative commentary I: Do companion animals support social, emotional, and cognitive development of children?

    | Contributor(s):: Kotrschal, Kurt, Freund, Lisa S., McCune, Sandra, Esposito, Layla, Gee, Nancy R., McCardle, Peggy

  20. Integrated animal-assisted and plant-assisted ecotherapy for preschool children with speech disturbances: A program for the Arctic

    | Contributor(s):: Kalashnikova, Irina V., Gontar, Oksana B., Zhirov, Vladimir K., Kalashnikov, Andrey O.