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  1. The effect of an animal-assisted visitation programme on children with intellectual disabilities : a randomised controlled study

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    | 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...

  2. Service dogs: Taking the 'dis' out of disabilities in children with with intellectual or behavioral disabilities

    | Contributor(s):: Fry-Johnson, Yvonne W., Powell, Suzanne, Winokur, Donnie Kanter, Merrick, Joav

  3. Socio-Psychological Aspects of Animal Therapy in Treating Children Suffering from Forms of Dysontogenesis

    | Contributor(s):: Nikolskaya, Anastasia V.

    Positive and negative aspects of animal therapy using are discussed. Research of 30 case studies is displayed that pet therapy is a good therapeutic tool in approximately 60% of cases. To diagnose possible problems in families which have got a dog as a "therapist" for the child suffering from...

  4. La [dignité de l'animal]: une intrusion dans la métaphysique du propre de l'homme

    | Contributor(s):: Burgat, Florence

  5. Factors affecting behavior and welfare of service dogs for children with autism spectrum disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Burrows, K. E., Adams, C. L., Millman, S. T.

    The use of service dogs for children with autism spectrum disorder is a relatively new and growing assistance-dog application. The objectives of this article were to identify and describe the factors influencing an autism service dog's performance and the impact of this type of placement on the...

  6. Reduction of phobic behaviour for animals in a boy with mental retardation

    | Contributor(s):: Arntzen, Erik, Almås, Inger Karin

    Presents a treatment programme to eliminate phobic behavior in an 11-yr-old mentally retarded boy when confronted with different animals, such as dogs, cats, cows, birds, horses, sheep, and rabbits. The intention was to determine the number of different types of dogs required to reach the desired...

  7. Systematic investigation of the stability of food preferences in captive orangutans: implications for positive reinforcement training

    | Contributor(s):: Clay, A. W., Bloomsmith, M. A., Marr, M. J., Maple, T. L.

    Using preference-assessment tests with humans in conjunction with behavioral modification sessions has been a regular component of almost all operant conditioning programs with mentally challenged humans. This has been very effective in improving the efficiency of behavioral training in these...

  8. La thérapie assistée par l’animal, description d’un cas clinique. = Animal assisted therapy, description of a clinical case

    | Contributor(s):: Lehotkay, Rachel, Orihuela-Flores, Milton, Deriaz, Nicolas, Carminati, Giuliana Galli

  9. Dolphin-assisted therapy with parental involvement for children with severe disabilities: further evidence for a family-centered theory for effectiveness

    | Contributor(s):: Stumpf, E., Breitenbach, E.

    Dolphin-assisted therapy has frequently been criticized for a lack of empirical results and theoretical foundation. In this study, results from an innovative dolphin-assisted therapy program for children with disabilities are presented. The therapeutic program is based on a sophisticated...

  10. Pet-facilitated therapy and modification of maladaptive behavior in developmentally disabled/mentally retarded individuals

    | Contributor(s):: Turner, Susan Felice

  11. Using Pets as "Therapists" for Children with Developmental Disabilities

    | Contributor(s):: Polt, James M., Hale, Carla

  12. Differential responses of profoundly retarded children to social stimulation

    | Contributor(s):: Hollis, J. H.

  13. The Sentence Completion and Three Wishes tasks: Windows into the inner lives of people with intellectual disabilities

    | Contributor(s):: Dykens, E., Schwenk, K., Maxwell, M., Myatt, B.

  14. Horses as therapists in use at the Children's Clinic in Heilbronn [German]

    | Contributor(s):: Simon, C., Stegmeier, B.

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

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

  16. The effects of therapeutic horseback riding on balance

    | Contributor(s):: Biery, Martha J., Kauffman, Nancy

  17. The impact of kynotherapy in handicapped children

    | Contributor(s):: Pawlik-Popielarska, Beata Maria

  18. Household pets in residential schools: Their therapeutic potential

    | Contributor(s):: Levinson, Boris M.

  19. Influence of dolphin-assisted therapy sessions on the functional state of children with psychoneurological symptoms of diseases

    | Contributor(s):: Lukina, L. N.

  20. Play behaviours in children with mental retardation

    | Contributor(s):: Khoshali, A. Khajevand, Venkatesan, S.