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  1. 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...

  2. HABRI Central Case Studies: Children Reading to Therapy Animals

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    | Contributor(s):: HABRI Central

    In this video, volunteers and parents talk about the Tippecanoe County Public Library's program that allows children to read to therapy dogs and cats.

  3. K-9s 4 Kids

    Dedicated to finding the right dog for the right job for the right child... K-9s 4 Kids trains Service Dogs for children with disabilities. Our Service Dogs are awarded to children in Alabama. We train Service Dogs for Balance, Behavior Intervention, Fall Alert, Wheelchair Assistance, and...

  4. Dairy Cow Ownership and Child Nutritional Status in Kenya

    | Contributor(s):: Charles F. Nicholson, Lucy Mwangi, Steven J. Staal and Philip K. Thornton

    This study examines the hypothesis that dairy cow ownership improves child nutritional status. Using household data from coastal and highland Kenya, three econometric model formulations are estimated. Positive impacts on chronic malnutrition are observed for coastal Kenya. No negative effects on...

  5. 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...

  6. Dogs for Autism

    Dogs for Autism (DFA), a non-profit corporation, was founded in 1991 (formerly called Dogs for Disabled) and trained service dogs to assist with a wide variety of disabilities.What We Do•Breed, raise, train, and place service dogs to work in homes and in public with children with autism. Our...

  7. READing Paws

    | Contributor(s):: Megan Kendall

    A READing Paws Team is comprised of a registered Therapy Animal and owner/handler. You'll find these Teams in your local school, tucked in a corner, READing with a student. The animals love to listen and look at the pictures. They encourage the students to practice their READing skills and enjoy...

  8. Sit Stay Read

    SitStayRead’s mission is to improve literacy skills and foster a love of learning in at-risk children. Founded in 2003, the organization brings teams of trained volunteers and certified reading assistance dogs to Chicago Public Schools and inner-city community programs. SitStayRead is the leading...

  9. School Therapy Dogs - Education Professionals Working with Therapy Dogs to Help Kids

    | Contributor(s):: Jennifer VonLintel

    Working with a therapy dog in a school setting provides a unique set of opportunities and challenges. This website provides information regarding one school counselor's development of elementary school facility dog program. It addresses specific considerations in the risk management of having a...

  10. Bums, Poos and Wees: Carnivalesque Spaces in the Picture Books of Early Childhood. Or, Has Literature Gone to the Dogs?

    | Contributor(s):: McKenzie, John

  11. Classroom Pets and Young Children: Supporting Early Development

    | Contributor(s):: Meadan, Hedda, Jegatheesan, Brinda

  12. For the Birds!: Seeing, Being, and Creating the Bird World

    | Contributor(s):: Russo, Michele

  13. Happy Cat, Sad Cat

  14. Healing Words, Healing Hearts: Using Children's Literature to Cope with the Loss of a Pet

    | Contributor(s):: Mercurio, Mia Lynn, McNamee, Abigail

  15. When a Pet Dies: Books Can Help Children Learn To Grieve

    | Contributor(s):: Davis, Jorja

  16. A Pet Book for Boys and Girls

    | Contributor(s):: Sattely, Cecilia

  17. As Time Goes By: Children's Early Understanding of Growth in Animals

    | Contributor(s):: Rosengren, Karl S., Gelman, Susan A., Kalish, Charles W., McCormick, Michael

  18. Children who are cruel to animals: a follow-up study

    | Contributor(s):: Rigdon, J. D., Tapia, F.

  19. Dear Simba is Dead Forever

    | Contributor(s):: Sandstrom, Susan

  20. Pet loss in death-related literature for children

    | Contributor(s):: Charles, A. Corr