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  1. Examining the Effects of Rabbit-Assisted Interventions in the Classroom Environment

    Contributor(s):: Molnar, M., Ivancsik, R., DiBlasio, B., Nagy, I.

  2. How Educators Use Dogs to Support Children's Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Development

    Full-text: Available

    | Contributor(s):: Michelle Roberts-Schneider

    Children's undeveloped social, emotional, and behavioral skills have long been a concern in early childhood classrooms. Numerous studies have illuminated how therapy dogs in pedagogical settings support children's holistic development, yet there is scant data on the integration of...

  3. Spawning executive functions in first graders: Exploring situated learning experiences with the classroom pet consistent with children's temperament

    | Contributor(s):: Kristan Nicole Pearce

    Rapid growth in all domains of development occurs during the early childhood years. Even so, the pressures of high stakes testing and the push down of curriculum often elicit a focus on cognitive development while neglecting other developmental areas important in school and later life success...

  4. A Manual and Curriculum for the Use of Service Dogs to Support the Social Communication, Behavior, and Academic Development of Students with Autism and Other Disabilities

    | Contributor(s):: Kerry Kosmicki

    The product for this project is a curriculum for using service dogs in the classroom as a catalyst for improving social communication, behavioral, and academic skills for students, with a focus upon students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This manual includes the curriculum entitled...

  5. Integrating animals in the classroom: The attitudes and experiences of Australian school teachers toward animal-assisted interventions for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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    | Contributor(s):: Bradley P. Smith, Ashley A. Dale

    The introduction of animals into school classrooms has been posited as a beneficial intervention for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  Whilst evidence that animal-assisted interventions or activities can positively influence classroom behaviour and learning outcomes is...

  6. Peace Starts Small: The Benefits of Animal Related Humane Education Efforts in the Classroom

    | Contributor(s):: Anna L. Abbott

    My goal is to inspire elementary educators to teach humane education in their classrooms on a regular basis so that our children can grow to be compassionate membersof our community. If we foster empathy and kindness we will see positive change in our world for all living things. While my...

  7. Animals in educational settings: Research and practice

    | Contributor(s):: Gee, Nancy R., Fine, Aubrey H., Schuck, Sabrina

  8. Does learning to train dogs reduce the noncompliant/aggressive classroom behaviors of students with behavior disorders?

    | Contributor(s):: Siegel, Wendy Lowe

  9. Animals may act as social buffers: Skin conductance arousal in children with autism spectrum disorder in a social context

    | Contributor(s):: O'Haire, Marguerite E., McKenzie, Samantha J., Beck, Alan M., Slaughter, Virginia

  10. Animal-assisted Activities for Students With Disabilities: Obtaining Stakeholders' Approval and Planning Strategies for Teachers

    | Contributor(s):: Baumgartner, Erin, Cho, Jeong-il

  11. Feather, Feet, and Fin Safety in the Classroom

    | Contributor(s):: Roy, Ken

  12. Educating Young People to Change Lives and Protect Animals: An Interview with Debra Corbett

    16 Mar 2015 | Posted by Katie Carroll

    Thinking back on our interactions with animals during our time as students, some of us remember a hamster incessantly running on the wheel in his cage in the corner of the classroom or maybe even a...

    https://habricentral.org/members/2412/blog/2015/03/a-passion-for-educating-young-people-and-protecting-animals-an-interview-with-debra-corbett

  13. What's a dog got to do with education? Illuminating what matters in education and in life.

    | Contributor(s):: Bernadette Nicholls

    In this thesis I analyse the students’ responses to Gus, an English Springer spaniel, whom I specifically trained as an education dog. I examine the students’ experiences from my Year 10 English, Year 10 Religious Education, Year 8 Religious Education and Year 7 Homeroom classes...

  14. Canines in the classroom: when schools must allow a service dog to accompany a child with autism into the classroom under federal and state laws.

    | Contributor(s):: Waterlander, Tara A.

  15. Socio-emotional correlates of a schooldog-teacher-team in the classroom

    | Contributor(s):: Beetz, A.

  16. Teachers' experiences with humane education and animals in the elementary classroom: Implications for empathy development

    | Contributor(s):: Daly, Beth, Suggs, Suzanne

    An increasing amount of research has emerged in recent years regarding the benefits that household pets have for individuals, much of which focuses on child-pet relationships. A number of studies have explored the role of pets in elementary classroom settings and what advantages their presence...

  17. The use of dogs in medical and veterinary training: understanding and approaching student uneasiness

    | Contributor(s):: Arluke, A.

    Although the educational use of dogs, both live and cadaverous, has declined in recent years in medical and veterinary schools, the practice still continues. The use of live dogs in U.S. medical education has dropped sharply during the last two decades. At present, the majority of such schools...

  18. PET AWARENESS WITH STUDENTS (P.A.W.S.): THE DEVELOPMENT OF AGE APPROPRIATE MATERIALS FOR TEACHING PUBLIC HEALTH EDUCATION TO CHILDREN

    | Contributor(s):: Joel Dillard Ray

  19. Effects of classroom animal-assisted activities on social functioning in children with autism spectrum disorder

    | Contributor(s):: O'Haire, M. E., McKenzie, S. J., McCune, S., Slaughter, V.

  20. Delta Society Australia

    Delta Society Australia is a national not-for-profit organisation with one core belief: that the human-animal bond remarkably improves our quality of life and leaves a lasting paw print on our hearts.