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  1. [The role of horse-therapy in improvement of children with Down syndrome]

    Contributor(s):: Klimberg, A.

  2. Pets as transitional objects: their role in children's emotional development

    Contributor(s):: Triebenbacher, S. L.

  3. Behavioural effects of the presence of a dog in a classroom

    Contributor(s):: Kotrschal, K., Ortbauer, B.

    To test the idea that dogs have a positive influence on the social behaviour of school children, one of three dogs was introduced alternately into a class at an elementary school in Vienna, attended by 24 children (mean age: 6.7 years). Most of the 14 boys and ten girls came from first-generation...

  4. Can a week of therapeutic riding make a difference? - A pilot study

    Contributor(s):: Kaiser, L., Spence, L. J., Lavergne, A. G., Bosch, K. L. vanden

    The objective of this research was to determine the effect of a five-day therapeutic riding day camp on children's anger, quality of life and perceived self-competence. Our study sample involved 16 able-bodied individuals (11+or-4.4. years) with no known physical or psychological disability, and...

  5. Child-companion animal attachment bonds in single and two-parent families

    Contributor(s):: Bodsworth, W., Coleman, G. J.

    This study addressed the issue of whether children who potentially have reduced access to parental resources have a stronger attachment bond with a dog, compared with children who have greater access. The study compared children in single-parent families with those in two-parent families on level...

  6. Constraints in assessing the impact of animals in education

    Contributor(s):: Barker, S. B., Best, A. M., Fredrickson, M., Hunter, G.

    The primary purpose of this article is to delineate constraints researchers may encounter in assessing the impact of animals in education, even when using rigorous research designs. A case study is used as a framework for this discussion and consists of a project conducted in a pre-school...

  7. The effects of the presence of a dog in the classroom

    Contributor(s):: Hergovich, A., Monshi, B., Semmler, G., Zieglmayer, V.

    This study examined the effects of the presence of a dog in the classroom on field independence, social competence, empathy with animals and social-emotional atmosphere. The participants were 46 first-graders (43 of them immigrants) of two school classes (control and experimental). In the...

  8. Pet care during preadolescence: developmental considerations

    Contributor(s):: Davis, J. H.

  9. [Remarks on the domestic dog as an object of instruction for the education of the developing child]

    Contributor(s):: Meyer, W., Pakur, M.

  10. The Significance of Children and Animals: Social Development and our Connections to other Species

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    | Contributor(s):: Gene Myers, Alan M. Beck (editor)

    What role does an animal play in a child's developing sense of self? Are children and animals interacting in ways no longer recognizable to adults? Children and Animals addresses these and other intriguing questions by revealing the interconnected lives of the inhabitants of the preschool...