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  1. Service Animals in Elementary Classrooms: Examining Educator and Family Perspectives of a Working Service Animal in an Elementary Classroom

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    | Contributor(s):: Jenna Falldorf

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law in 1990 by President Bush. Although the ADA includes laws about public access rights for people with disabilities and their service animals, many schools are reluctant to have service animals (that are partnered with children with...

  2. Manualized equine-assisted therapy protocol for clients with autism spectrum disorder

    | Contributor(s):: McKissock, H. B., Bowen, A., Dawson, S., Eldridge, L., McIntire, J., Stanojevic, C., Tamas, D., McCormick, B. P.

  3. Discrimination towards People Partnered with Assistance Dogs in Canada: Implications for Policy and Practice

    | Contributor(s):: Graham, Taryn M., Lucyk, Kelsey, Diep, Lucy, Rock, Melanie J.

  4. The Avon Centre

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    The Avon Riding Centre was founded by Stella Saywell, one of the first physiotherapists that were involved in therapeutic riding even before the formation of the Riding for the Disabled Association in 1969. 

  5. Interactions between the Public and Assistance Dog Handlers and Trainers

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    | Contributor(s):: McManus, B., Good, G., Yeung, P.

    This research aimed to explore the experiences of handlers and trainers of disability assistance dogs in terms of the types of interactions they had with members of the Aotearoa NZ (NZ) public and how these interactions were perceived, interpreted, and managed. A qualitative method, guided by...

  6. Puppy Prodigies

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    We are an innovative 501(c)3 non-profit organization in San Diego county which helps puppies achieve their full potential, thereby enriching the lives of those they assist. The mission of Puppy Prodigies is to provide unique initiatives that utilize service, therapy and emotional support...

  7. Assistance dogs in occupational therapy practice: A survey of Australian occupational therapists' experiences and recommendations

    | Contributor(s):: Chan, K. W., Young, J., Williams, L. J., Nottle, C.

  8. Emotional support animals: A framework for clinical decision-making

    | Contributor(s):: Ferrell, Jillian, Crowley, Susan L.

  9. Alternative Therapies for People with Special Needs: An Emphasis on Animal-Assisted Therapies

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    | Contributor(s):: Emily Hamilton

    This paper contains research examining the effectiveness of alternative therapies - play therapy, art therapy, music therapy, horticulture therapy, and animal-assisted therapies – in helping various special needs populations. The focus of this research was on animal-assisted therapies...

  10. Animal Assisted Interventions in Schools: A Qualitative Case Study of How Students with Emotional or Behavioral Disabilities Respond to the Use of Therapy Dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Shiverdecker, Kathleen Hartman

  11. Experiences of People with Multiple Sclerosis and their use of Assistance Dogs: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis

    | Contributor(s):: O'Connor, Gráinne Ann

  12. Parental Perception of Changes in Basic Life Needs of Children with Disabilities after Six Months of Therapeutic Horseback Riding: A Qualitative Study

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    | Contributor(s):: Robert Lovrić, Nikolina Farčić, Štefica Mikšić, Aleksandra Gvozdanović Debeljak

    Therapeutic horseback riding (THR) has a positive effect on the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial functioning of children with disabilities. Parents’ reports of the effects of THR on their children support professionals in individualizing the THR program. With this qualitative study,...

  13. Australian occupational therapists' knowledge of the purpose, scope, and funding of assistance dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Iong, K. K., Bould, E., Lalor, A., Callaway, L.

  14. Evaluating the effectiveness of therapeutic horse riding for children and young people experiencing disability: a single-case experimental design study

    | Contributor(s):: Martin, Rachelle A., Taylor, William J., Surgenor, Lois J., Graham, Fiona P., Levack, William M. M., Blampied, Neville M.

  15. Effects of Dog-Assisted Education on Physical and Communicative Skills in Children with Severe and Multiple Disabilities: A Pilot Study

    | Contributor(s):: Lobato Rincón, Luis Lucio, Rivera Martín, Beatriz, Medina Sánchez, María Ángeles, Villafaina, Santos, Merellano-Navarro, Eugenio, Collado-Mateo, Daniel

  16. Dogs for Invisible Disabilities

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    Dogs for Invisible Disabilities was founded to help people with invisible disabilities train their own dog as a Service Dog.

  17. The Physical Therapeutic Benefits of Hippotherapy on Children with Physical Disabilities

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    | 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...

  18. Covenant Creatures

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    As a religious and charitable organization based in Thurston County, Washington, Covenant Creatures will provide a broad base of services and assistance that include but are not limited to -  material and educational assistance for: Street pets and their owners, the working poor, the...

  19. Fake Service Dogs: Leading by Example

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    | Contributor(s):: Joshua Ferguson

    This qualitative research examines public awareness pertaining to the protocols surrounding service dogs and their handlers, known collectively as the service team. The use of service dogs has been on the increase as more people discover the benefits provided by service dogs. The increase in...

  20. Diary of A Service Dog (Dropout)

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    | Contributor(s):: Kristen An Horton, Heidi Anne Horton Pittman

    My name is Granger. I am a Labrador Retriever. I want to be a service dog. It is not always easy. This is my story. (Human's note: The most important take away is that the public, children and adults, need to learn how to not interact with service dogs. As Granger says, “I’m...