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.
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
A Scoping Review of the Benefits and Challenges of Using Service Dogs for Finding and Maintaining Employment
Contributor(s):: Lindsay, S., Thiyagarajah, K.
An Exploratory Mixed Methods Study of Diabetes self-management in Blind Americans
Contributor(s):: Heydarian, N., Hughes, A. S., Morera, O. F.
Federal, state, and institutional regulations regarding a nursing student with a service animal
Contributor(s):: Shilling, S. D., Lucas, L., Silbert-Flagg, J., Nolan, M. T.
Are local offices of emergency management prepared for people with disabilities? Results from the FEMA Region 9 Survey
Contributor(s):: Gershon, R. R., Muska, M. A., Zhi, Q., Kraus, L. E.
Evaluating stress in riding horses: part one - behavior assessment and serum cortisol
Contributor(s):: Hovey, M. R., Davis, A., Chen, S., Godwin, P., Porr, C. A. S.
Barriers to inclusion: Service dog handlers in science laboratories
Contributor(s):: Ramp, J., Parker, C. G., Rhodes, J. S., Malik, P.
Preparing for a student with a service animal
Contributor(s):: Silbert-Flagg, J., Shilling, S. D., Lucas, L., Nolan, M. T., Lin, L., Bellefeuille, P., Foley, M., Mallareddy, D., Baker, D., D'Aoust, R.
At Both Ends of the Leash: Preventing Service-Dog Oppression Through the Practice of Dyadic-Belonging
Contributor(s):: Devon MacPherson-Mayor, Cheryl van Daalen-Smith
There is a growing interest in the “use” of service-dogs to enable people with disabilities to navigate the world more independently in North American culture. On the surface, while this may appear to be progress, the question remains, for whom? While there is evidence that the...
Special Education in Juvenile Residential Facilities: Can Animals Help?
| Contributor(s):: Sally E. Thigpen, Stephanie K. Ellis, Rebecca G. Smith
Children with emotional/behavioral disorders (EBD) are arguably one of the highest at-risk groups for dropping out before graduating high school. They are the group of students with disabilities who are most likely to be educated in residential facilities. Residential facilities such as Green...
The Ethics and Welfare Implications of Keeping Western European Hedgehogs (erinaceus Europaeus) in Captivity
| Contributor(s):: Jones, S. A., Chapman, Stella
Patient outcomes for hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) casualties are not limited to release versus euthanasia; some hedgehogs have conditions that do not preclude their ability to survive in captivity with human intervention. This research explored the welfare implications and ethical issues of...
Thriving through relationships: assistance dogs' and companion dogs' perceived ability to contribute to thriving in individuals with and without a disability
| Contributor(s):: Gravrok, J., Howell, T., Bendrups, D., Bennett, P.
The non-visual image of the city: how blind and visually impaired white cane users conceptualize urban space
| Contributor(s):: Šakaja, Laura
Effective Multidisciplinary Search Strategies for Assistance Animals: A Librarian's Perspective
| Contributor(s):: Erik Davis Fausak
Successful search strategies are based on good background knowledge and a focused clinical research question. Due to the multidisciplinary nature of research involving assistance animals means there is no one universal database to answer all research questions. The topic of assistance animals...
Improved Wellbeing for Both Caretakers and Users from A Zoo-Related Nature Based Intervention-A Study at Nordens Ark Zoo, Sweden
| Contributor(s):: Sahlin, E., Johansson, B., Karlsson, P. O., Loberg, J., Niklasson, M., Grahn, P.
Nature-based interventions have been proposed to promote physical and mental health and give stress reduction. Little attention has been given to the potential of zoos for human health and wellbeing. A disadvantaged group in Sweden regarding access to nature are individuals with disabilities who...
Equine-Assisted Intervention to Improve Perceived Value of Everyday Occupations and Quality of Life in People with Lifelong Neurological Disorders: A Prospective Controlled Study
| Contributor(s):: Palsdottir, A. M., Gudmundsson, M., Grahn, P.
People with neurological disorders suffer from poor mobility, poor balance, fatigue, isolation and monotonous everyday activities. Studies show that equine-assisted interventions can improve their mobility and balance, but could these kinds of interventions also increase participants' activity...
Companion Dog Foster Caregiver Program for Older Veterans at the VA Maryland Health Care System: A Feasibility Study
| Contributor(s):: Ortmeyer, H. K., Robey, L. C.
Veterans experience mental health conditions at a disproportionate rate compared to their civilian counterparts, and approximately 60% of older veterans who receive their care through the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) do not meet physical activity (PA) recommendations. We...
[... and Riding as Well? Case Report about the Treatment of an Infant with Unresponsive Wakefulness Syndrome]
| Contributor(s):: Steppacher, I., Kissler, J.
The influence of contextual factors on an individual's ability to work with an assistance dog
| Contributor(s):: Gravrok, J., Howell, T., Bendrups, D., Bennett, P. C.