Animal-Assisted Psychotherapy for Children with Special Needs
Contributor(s):: Montalbano, Ana Leasa
The Impact of Animal-Assisted Therapy on the Social-Emotional Learning of Pre-School Children: A Qualitative Case Study
Contributor(s):: Pellegrino, Deborah Sue
American Animals, American Men: Popular Literature from 1830 to 1915
Contributor(s):: Kelly, Stephen D.
Implications of Equine Therapy Utilized with Children Who Have Experienced Trauma: A Systematic Review
| Contributor(s):: Autumn Phenow
The purpose of this systematic review is to review the research that looks at the efficacy of Equine Therapy as it pertains to working with children who have experienced trauma, and the effectiveness of building and repairing relationships. Trauma is recognized as having a devastating impact on...
The Impact of Animals with Struggling Readers
| Contributor(s):: Jennifer Heyer
The purpose of this thesis was to evaluate the impact that dogs have with students that struggle with reading. Several programs have been implemented where students spend time reading books to dogs. During these reading sessions, students tend to be more relaxed and confident with their...
The Physical Therapeutic Benefits of Hippotherapy on Children with Physical Disabilities
| Contributor(s):: Heather Brand
Hippotherapy is a great choice of treatment for children with physical disabilities. It can improve gross motor function, balance, spasticity, posture, and gait, as reviewed in this paper. It can also have benefits for many other areas in the child’s life, physically or mentally. This...
Lemmikkieläinten merkitys autistisesti käyttäytyville lapsille
| Contributor(s):: HANNA VIINAMÄKI
Tutkimuksen tarkoituksena oli selvittää autistisesti käyttäytyvien lasten ja lemmikkieläinten välistä suhdetta ja tarkastella sen merkitystä kohderyhmän lapsille. Tutkimuksessa tarkasteltiin lasten ja lemmikkieläinten välistä...
A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of the Child-Dog Relationship in Healthy Weight and Overweight/Obese Children
| Contributor(s):: Deborah Linder
The Relationship Between Animal Bonding and Empathy in Preadolescent Children
| Contributor(s):: Eileen Marzullo
Camp Geronimo: Evaluating the Influence of an Animal Assisted Intervention Based Summer Camp on Social Participation in Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
| Contributor(s):: Joelle Ruggeri
Research regarding animal assisted intervention (AAI) has found that it can be an effective intervention towards promoting positive social participation in children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). A quality improvement project was implemented at The Barn at Spring Brook...
Effects of equine assisted activity on children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder
| Contributor(s):: Briana Ciampi, Jeffrey Roy
Background: Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) encompasses a spectrum of disorders which are characterized as having impaired communication skills, social skills and repetitive behaviors or body movements.1,2 Since every individual with ASD presents with different challenges, treatment...
Animals are People Too: An Ecocritical Exploration of Fantasy in Environmental Children's Literature
| Contributor(s):: Dustin James Batty
This thesis examines the use of fantasy to promote ecological consciousness in environmental children’s literature. The theoretical foundation of my study is ecocriticism, which explores literary representations of humans’ relationship with the nonhuman. Using this theory, I analyse...
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...
La thérapie assistée par l'animal : une aide alternative pour les enfants souffrant d'un trouble déficitaire de l'attention avec hyperactivité?
| Contributor(s):: Nathalie Gagnon
Ce mémoire a pour objectif d'évaluer les effets de l'interaction avec un chien sur les comportements d'enfants souffrant de trouble déficitaire de l'attention avec hyperactivité (TDAH). Pour ce faire, 6 enfants âgés de 7 à 10 ans...
Understanding Child-Centered Canine Assisted Play Therapy: A Qualitative Collective Case Study
| Contributor(s):: Jennifer Austin-Main
Children are often referred to counseling for a multitude of reasons (e.g. divorce, trauma, abuse, etc.). Given these challenges faced by so many children, counselors are charged with using evidence based forms of counseling to appropriately help children and their families address these...
Terapia asistida por animales con niños y niñas
| Contributor(s):: Ana Jiménez Ramírez
La relación del ser humano con los animales viene de miles de años atrás, sin embargo, su estudio científico es relativamente nuevo. Realmente este movimiento tuvo su auge a partir del descubrimiento de Levinson de las ventajas que los animales aportan al formar...
Trastornos del espectro autista: Intervención asistida con animales
| Contributor(s):: Sergio Quintero Moreno
This project aims to make an approach to Animal Assisted Interventions and, more specifically, to the benefits that they can promote in the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in childhood. In addition, a proposal is offered in order to guarantee the validity and reliability of future...
Exploring the influence of pet assisted activities on aggressive behaviour amongs grade R learners
| Contributor(s):: Jani Coetzee
As a grade R teacher in South Africa, the researcher was disturbed by the extent of aggressive behaviour amongst children (aged 4 years to 6 years). Other teachers involved with the same class were of the opinion that the aggressive behaviour had a detrimental effect on their instructional time...
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...
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...