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Do children understand man's best friend? Classification of dog barks by pre-adolescents and adults
Contributor(s):: Pongrácz, Péter, Molnár, Csaba, Dóka, Antal, Miklósi, Ádám
Play back experiments compared the ability of children (aged 6, 8, and 10 years) and adults to discriminate dog barks recorded in three different contexts. Participants had to categorize barks according to recording context, and to characterize the inner states of dogs by relating barks to facial...
The role of cultural norms in shaping attitudes towards amphibians in Cape Town, South Africa
Contributor(s):: Brom, P., Anderson, P., Channing, A., Underhill, L. G.
Urban ecosystems are increasingly viewed as an important component within strategies for wildlife conservation but are shaped as much by natural systems as they are by social and political processes. At the garden scale, attitudes and preferences govern design and maintenance choices including...
Canine-assisted occupational therapy for children on the autism spectrum: Parents' perspectives
Contributor(s):: Hill, J. R., Ziviani, J., Driscoll, C.
INTRODUCTION: Canine-assisted therapy is thought to facilitate the engagement of children on the autism spectrum within therapy sessions. There is limited research, however, about how canine-assisted occupational therapy with children on the autism spectrum enhances their engagement in therapy...
Teaching Children and Parents to Understand Dog Signaling
| Contributor(s):: Kerstin Meints, Victoria Brelsford, Tiny De Keuster
Safe human-dog relationships require understanding of dogs’ signaling. As children are at particularly high risk of dog bites, we investigated longitudinally how children from 3 to 5 years and parents perceive and interpret dogs’ distress signaling gestures. All participants were...
The effect of an animal-assisted visitation programme on children with intellectual disabilities : a randomised controlled study
| Contributor(s):: Khama Lucille Wyatt
Intellectual disability is a developmental disorder which affects intellectual and adaptive functioning within a social, practical and conceptual domain. This is a lifelong disorder for which no cure exists. Intellectual disability is normally caused by trauma or genetic predispositions. In...
Socio-demographic factors associated with pet ownership amongst adolescents from a UK birth cohort
| Contributor(s):: Purewal, R., Christley, R., Kordas, K., Joinson, C., Meints, K., Gee, N., Westgarth, C.
Factors Influencing Motor Outcome of Hippotherapy in Children with Cerebral Palsy
| Contributor(s):: Seung Mi, Y., Ji Young, L., Hye Yeon, S., Yun Sik, S., Jeong Yi, K.
The Effect of a Pet Therapy and Comparison Intervention on Anxiety in Hospitalized Children
| Contributor(s):: Hinic, K., Kowalski, M. O., Holtzman, K., Mobus, K.
[... and Riding as Well? Case Report about the Treatment of an Infant with Unresponsive Wakefulness Syndrome]
| Contributor(s):: Steppacher, I., Kissler, J.
Acceptability and Demand of Therapy Dog Support Among Oral Health Care Providers and Caregivers of Pediatric Patients
| Contributor(s):: Vincent, A., Easton, S., Sterman, J., Farkas, K., Heima, M.
Parental Perceptions of the Nature of the Relationship Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Share with Their Canine Companion
| Contributor(s):: Harwood, C., Kaczmarek, E., Drake, D.
Parent Perceptions of Psychosocial Outcomes of Equine-Assisted Interventions for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
| Contributor(s):: Tan, V. X., Simmonds, J. G.
Influence of age and experience rider on differentiate the behaviour of recreational horses being prepared for use
| Contributor(s):: Jastrzebska, E., Wilk, I.
Hippotherapy in Rehabilitation Care for Children With Neurological Impairments and Developmental Delays: A Case Series
| Contributor(s):: Kraft, K. A., Weisberg, J., Finch, M. D., Nickel, A., Griffin, K. H., Barnes, T. L.
Evaluating a supported nature play programme, parents’ perspectives
| Contributor(s):: Ward, Tanya, Goldingay, Sophie, Parson, Judi
Early diagnosis and intervention for autism spectrum disorder in Africa: insights from a case study
| Contributor(s):: Wannenburg, N., van Niekerk, R.
Stepping Stones Farms
Stepping Stone Farms is a non-profit horse rescue and therapeutic facility in Franksville that serves the needs of people in the South East Wisconsin area. In our Equine Assisted Coaching programs, people experience physical and emotional healing through riding and interacting with the horses,...
Turning the Page for Spot: Exploring the Potential of Therapy Dogs to Support Reading Motivation and Positive Reading Behaviours Among Young Children
| Contributor(s):: Camille Xinmei Rousseau
Animal-assisted literacy programs are growing in popularity as research continues to reveal their benefits for promoting children’s reading skills and positive reading behaviours. Struggling readers may benefit the most from canine-assisted literacy programs as these programs may increase...
Talking about animals : studies of young children visiting zoos, a museum and a farm.
| Contributor(s):: Susan Dale Tunnicliffe
Conversations of children, between the ages of three and twelve years, and their accompanying adults were recorded at animal exhibits during visits, organised either by the school or family, to a variety of zoos in England and the USA, and to the Natural History Museum, London. The animal...
'I want to bring him from the aeroplane to here': The meaning of animals to children of refugee or migrant backgrounds resettled in Australia
| Contributor(s):: Damien W. Riggs, Clemence Due, Nik Taylor
Separation from animals with whom children have caring relationships can lead to considerable loss and grief, perhaps especially in the case of migration. This article reports on a thematic analysis of interviews undertaken with children of migrant or refugee backgrounds who had resettled in...