Effectiveness of animal-assisted therapy on pain in children: A systematic review and meta-analysis
| Contributor(s):: Zhang, Y., Yan, F., Li, S., Wang, Y., Ma, Y.
AIMS: Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) relieves pain by creating a relaxed and comfortable environment to reduce anxiety in children. Yet little is known about its effects on pain in children. This study aims to systematically evaluate the effects of AAT on pain in children. METHODS: Eight...
Effects of animal-assisted therapy on hospitalized children and teenagers: A systematic review and meta-analysis
| Contributor(s):: Feng, Y., Lin, Y., Zhang, N., Jiang, X., Zhang, L.
Exploring children’s perceptions of an after-school canine-assisted social and emotional learning program: A case study
| Contributor(s):: Harris, Nicole M., Binfet, John-Tyler
Dog-human behavioral synchronization: family dogs synchronize their behavior with child family members
| Contributor(s):: Wanser, S. H., MacDonald, M., Udell, M. A. R.
Caregiver perceptions of the benefits of hippotherapy for children with various disorders, disabilities, and medical conditions
| Contributor(s):: Scotland-Coogan, D., Whitworth, J. D., O'Brien, C. N.
College Students' Experiences of Nonhuman Animal Harm in the United States and The Bahamas
| Contributor(s):: Fielding, W., Cronin, T. W., Risley-Curtiss, C.
The Influence of Hippotherapy on the Body Posture in a Sitting Position among Children with Cerebral Palsy
| Contributor(s):: Matusiak-Wieczorek, E., Dziankowska-Zaborszczyk, E., Synder, M., Borowski, A.
Occurrence of Pasteurella multocida in Dogs Being Trained for Animal-Assisted Therapy
| Contributor(s):: Santaniello, A., Garzillo, S., Amato, A., Sansone, M., Fioretti, A., Menna, L. F.
Parental Perspectives of Occupational Therapy in an Equine Environment for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
| Contributor(s):: Kalmbach, D., Wood, W., Peters, B. C.
Animal-assisted psychotherapy for developmental trauma through the lens of interpersonal neurobiology of trauma: Creating connection with self and others
| Contributor(s):: Parish-Plass, Nancy
Canine Assisted Occupational Therapy for Children on the Autism Spectrum: A Pilot Randomised Control Trial
| Contributor(s):: Hill, J., Ziviani, J., Driscoll, C., Teoh, A. L., Chua, J. M., Cawdell-Smith, J.
Social Development of Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder During Dog-Assisted Therapy: A Detailed Observational Analysis
| Contributor(s):: Wijker, C., Steen, S. V., Spek, A., Leontjevas, R., Enders-Slegers, M. J.
Measuring the Social, Behavioral, and Academic Effects of Classroom Pets on Third and Fourth-Grade Students
| Contributor(s):: Amy McCullough, Ashleigh Ruehrdanz, Rachel Garthe, Cynthia Hellman, Marguerite O'Haire
Limited research has documented the benefits of animals for children's learning and development, with a growing number of elementary school teachers incorporating pets into their classrooms. This study assessed the social, behavioral, and academic effects of the presence of small, resident...
The Development and Pilot Evaluation of a "Serious Game" to Promote Positive Child-Animal Interactions
| Contributor(s):: Roxanne D. Hawkins, Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Joanne M. Williams
Animal welfare education aims to nurture compassion, respect and kindness to animals but there remains a need for more rigorous evaluations of such programmes to assess the most effective approaches. Incorporating technology into animal welfare education is a relatively novel field. This study...
The Relationship Between Humane Interactions with Animals, Empathy, and Prosocial Behavior among Children
| Contributor(s):: Matthew Wice, Namrata Goyal, Nicole Forsyth, Karly Noel, Emanuele Castano
We investigated the relationship between empathy, prosocial behavior, and frequency of humane interactions with animals among 3rd grade children (n = 158). We measured the frequency of humane interactions with animals via the Children's Treatment of Animals Questionnaire (Thompson &...
Household Cats and Children's Mental Health
| Contributor(s):: Moira R. Riley, Bonita Gibb, Anne Gadomski
Despite household cats being the second most popular household pet in the United States, little is known about how cat ownership affects children's development. Although household cats are generally believed to have a positive effect on adult health there are potential risks and benefits of...
Effects of Pet Dogs for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and their Families: Expectations versus Reality
| Contributor(s):: Hannah Wright, Sophie Hall, Annette Hames, Jessica Hardiman, Aaron Burgess, PAWS Team, Richard Mills, Daniel Mills
Previous studies have examined the specific benefits of therapy and assistance dogs on children with autism, but until recently only anecdotes existed concerning the benefits of pet dogs. We conducted structured interviews with 40 parents of children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to...
Effects of Animal-Assisted Therapy Among Children with Mental Health Disorders
| Contributor(s):: Alysa Amelio
Background: Mental health illness is on the rise amongst children in the United States. Research is still underway about alternative forms of therapy to provide to this vulnerable population. One of the alternative therapies utilized is Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT). Objectives: The...
Psychological factors underpinning child-animal relationships and preventing animal cruelty
| Contributor(s):: Roxanne D. Hawkins
Despite a growing increase in popularity of human-animal interaction research, there remains a lack of understanding of the reasons why children are cruel to animals and whether early intervention is effective in preventing cruelty and neglect. The aims of this thesis were to deepen our...
The ability to recognize dog emotions depends on the cultural milieu in which we grow up
| Contributor(s):: Amici, F., Waterman, J., Kellermann, C. M., Karimullah, K., Bräuer, J.