Lemmikkieläimet lapsen kehityksen tukena
| 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...
Ei haukku haavaa tee : koiran vaikutus lapsen toimintaan ja toiminnallisuuden kehitykseen
| 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...
How Educators Use Dogs to Support Children's Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Development
| 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...
Exploring perceived benefits of and barriers to the use of pet therapy dogs in a private school for children with special needs
| Contributor(s):: Wodder, Sarah
Evidence-based psychotherapy is becoming an increasingly accepted way for individuals to manage a variety of clinical disorders and psychosocial stressors. Complementary therapies are designed to support, facilitate, or enhance existing treatment strategies. Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) is one...
Pet loss and the human/companion animal bond
| Contributor(s):: Ross, Cheri Barton, Rush, Shirley
The psychological relevance of "just animals": An inquiry into their influence on psychosocial development across the lifespan
| Contributor(s):: Ford, Ingrid
A study of animal assisted therapy/activities : the effects of therapy canines on the literacy skills of students
| Contributor(s):: Heffer, Jennifer T.
Equine-assisted therapy for primary school children with physical disabilities : a psychosocial view
| Contributor(s):: Helfer, Avril
En-gendering anthropocentrism: Lessons from children's realistic animal stories
| Contributor(s):: Johnson, Kathleen R.
The Effects of Animals on Children's Development of Perspective-Taking Abilities
| Contributor(s):: Mika Maruyama, Dalton Miller-Jones (adviser)
Although attention to the effects of child-animal interactions on children's development has increased in the last three decades, developmental psychology has not attended to the importance of the effects of animals on children's development. There is a need to consider the possible impacts of...
Horsing Around? Hippotherapy as a Context for Speech Therapy
| Contributor(s):: Kara Schricker, Jennifer Jipson (adviser)
Language and communication are essential to our daily lives. With it we are able to express our wants and needs without frustration, without it we would not be able to effortlessly engage in the communication that is so essential to our daily lives. Children typically follow a pattern of...
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...
Effects of animal-assisted therapy on behavior and reading in the classroom
| Contributor(s):: Ashley Elizabeth Booten
Research has shown that the presence of a therapy dog in the classroom should elicit a calming effect, reduce stress, and promote positive interactions among peers and adults. The purpose of this study is to examine the effect a therapy dog has on behavior and reading in the classroom....