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  1. Animal-assisted therapy used for anxiety disorders in patients with learning disabilities: An observational study

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    | Contributor(s):: F. Giuliani, M. Jacquemettaz

    Introduction:Animal-assisted therapy is defined as the positive interaction between an animal and a patient within a therapeutic framework. Previous studies have reported on the beneficial effects of animal-assisted therapy with patients suffering from anxiety, a major challenge for...

  2. Characteristics of transition planning and services for students with high-incidence disabilities

    | Contributor(s):: Trainor, Audrey A., Morningstar, Mary E., Murray, Angela

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

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

  4. Nurturing with Nature

    | Contributor(s):: Ross, Samuel B., Jr.

  5. Canines in the classroom: service animals in primary and secondary educational institutions

    | Contributor(s):: Rebecca J. Huss

    This Article focuses on the is-sue of whether a child with a disability has the legal right to attend a primary or secondary school with a service animal. In addition to federal law, each state has its own laws protecting individuals with disabilities and providing for the education of children...

  6. Snakes: Interactions with Children with Disabilities and the Elderly—Some Psychological Considerations

    | Contributor(s):: Shalev, Abraham, Ben-Mordehai, Dror

    Over the last three years we have successfully introduced snakes into group activities of children with disabilities, adolescents with behavior problems, and the elderly in nursing homes. This study presents data on the interaction of these groups with four placid and non-poisonous species of...

  7. Dog Gone Good: Managing dog phobia in a teenage boy with a learning disability

    | Contributor(s):: Newman, Craig, Adams, Katie

  8. Pilot study of novel test instrumentation to evaluate therapeutic horseback riding

    | Contributor(s):: Fox, V. Marie, Lawlor, Valorie A., Luttges, Marvin W.

  9. Lower learning abilities in stereotypic horses

    | Contributor(s):: Hausberger, M., Gautier, E., Muller, C., Jego, P.

    The question of whether motor stereotypies may be associated with learning disorders is a highly debated issue both in humans and animals, but evidence is still scarce. The aim of the present study was to investigate the relation between the occurrence of stereotypic behaviours in horses where...

  10. Behavior of children with learning disabilities interacting with a therapy dog

    | Contributor(s):: Limond, J. A., Bradshaw, J. W. S., Cormack, K. F. M.

    Therapy using animals is now a widespread phenomenon, but some authorities have argued that there is insufficient evidence either to justify or to guide animal-assisted therapy. This reflects a paucity of adequate quantitative methodology for investigations in this area. The little research that...