An Evaluation of Animal-Assisted Therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorders: Therapist and Parent Perspectives
| Contributor(s):: Ang, C. S., MacDougall, F. A.
Although there are a variety of psychological and therapeutic approaches to coping Autism Spectrum Disorder, people with autism still face some challenges in a "normal" therapy setting. Some therapy organizations and services have proposed an alternative therapy approach,...
Hippotherapy and life habits with children with motor deficit and neurodevelopmental impairment: A pilot survey of parents
| Contributor(s):: Potvin-Bélanger, A., Freeman, A., Vincent, C.
A thematic analysis of influences on parents' autism intervention decisions
| Contributor(s):: Wilson, Meghan, Whelan, Thomas, Milne, Lisa, Hamilton, David, Jacobs, Diane, Pilkington, Pamela
Canine-assisted occupational therapy for children on the autism spectrum: Parents' perspectives
| Contributor(s):: Hill, J. R., Ziviani, J., Driscoll, C.
Curriculum-Based Animal-Assisted Therapy in an Acute Outpatient Mental Health Setting
| Contributor(s):: Kashden, J., Lincoln, C. R., Finn-Stevenson, M.
Small Pilot Survey on Parents' Perception of the Relationship between Children and Pets
| Contributor(s):: Natalia Russo, Diana Vergnano, Domenico Bergero, Liviana Prola
Since companion animals are taking on more important roles in family life, the aim of this study was to evaluate the perception of parents about the relationship between their children and pets. A number of parents were asked to fill in a questionnaire; the principal topics were: pet ownership,...
Litter competition during nursings and its effect on sow response on Day 2 postpartum
| Contributor(s):: Bozděchová, Barbora, Illmann, Gudrun, Andersen, Inger Lise, Haman, Jiří, Ehrlenbruch, Rebecca
The aim of the present study was to assess neonatal sibling competition during nursing on Day 2 postpartum (pp) as well as its effect on the sow's responses. A total of 41 healthy loose-housed sows and their piglets were directly observed and video recorded for 6h on Day 2 pp. Piglet behaviours...
Exploring human–companion animal interaction in families of children with autism
| Contributor(s):: Carlisle, Gretchen K., Johnson, Rebecca A., Wang, Ze, Brosi, Timothy C., Rife, Emily M., Hutchison, Alisa
AbstractThe study goal was to explore companion animal (CA) ownership in families of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), including parents’ beliefs about benefits and burdens of CAs, as well as parent stress. Participants (N = 764) completed online survey instruments anonymously....
Quality of life and adolescents' communication with their significant others (mother, father, and best friend) : the mediating effect of attachment to pets
| Contributor(s):: Ferran Marsa-Sambola, Joanne Williams, Janine Muldoon, Alistair Lawrence, Melanie Connor, Candace Currie
The relationship between adolescents? communication with their significant others (mother, father, and best friend) and quality of life (KIDSCREEN) was investigated in 2262 Scottish adolescent pet owners. The variable attachment to pets was also tested and assessed as a mediator of this...
Evaluating a supported nature play programme, parents’ perspectives
| Contributor(s):: Ward, Tanya, Goldingay, Sophie, Parson, Judi
Measuring the Effects of an Animal-Assisted Intervention for Pediatric Oncology Patients and Their Parents: A Multisite Randomized Controlled Trial [Formula: see text]
| Contributor(s):: McCullough, A., Ruehrdanz, A., Jenkins, M. A., Gilmer, M. J., Olson, J., Pawar, A., Holley, L., Sierra-Rivera, S., Linder, D. E., Pichette, D., Grossman, N. J., Hellman, C., Guerin, N. A., O'Haire, M. E.
Evaluating Animal-Assisted Interventions: An Empirical Illustration of Differences between Outcome Measures
| Contributor(s):: van der Steen, S., Heineman, M. M. P., Ernst, M. J. A.
Musings of Someone in the Disability Support Services Field for Almost 40 Years
| Contributor(s):: Goodin, Sam
Parent perceptions of the quality of life of pet dogs living with neuro-typically developing and neuro-atypically developing children: An exploratory study
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| Contributor(s):: Sophie S. Hall, Hannah F. Wright, Daniel S. Mills
There is growing scientific and societal recognition of the role that pet dogs can play in healthy development of children; both those who are neuro-typically developing and those who live with a neuro-developmental disorder, such as autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. However,...
Caregiver Reports of Interactions between Children up to 6 Years and Their Family Dog—Implications for Dog Bite Prevention
| Contributor(s):: Christine Arhant, Andrea Martina Beetz, Josef Troxler
In children up to 6 years, interactions such as interfering with the dog’s resources and also benign behaviors (e.g., petting) commonly precede a bite incident with the family dog. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to explore the development of everyday interactions between...
Extending identity theory: parenting and identity formation in human-animal relationships
| Contributor(s):: Andrea Laurent-Simpson
Both traditional and structural perspectives in symbolic interaction have conceptualized the formation of self as arising out of lingual interaction between human actors. This was based on Mead’s original premise that non-human actors were alingual, and thus incapable of intersubjectivity....
Therapeutic benefits of equine assisted psychotherapy for at-risk adolescents
| Contributor(s):: Whitely, Ruth
Behavioural consequences of visual deprivation occurring at hatch or in the early life of chickens
| Contributor(s):: Hocking, P. M., Haldane, K. A., Davidson, E. M., Sandoe, P., Kristensen, H. H.
The development of behaviour in a line of chickens that are born sighted ( rdd) but turn blind after hatching was compared with a line that is blind at hatch ( beg) and with sighted White Leghorn controls (WL) to test the hypothesis that birds that become blind later in their life will show...
Regulation physiologique et perception de stress chez des parents d'enfants diagnostiques d'un trouble du spectre de l'autisme: La contribution de la presence d'un chien d'assistance et des representations associees a l'attachement
| Contributor(s):: Fecteau, Stephanie
Can Presence of a Dog Reduce Pain and Distress in Children during Venipuncture?
| Contributor(s):: Vagnoli, Laura, Caprilli, Simona, Vernucci, Chiara, Zagni, Silvia, Mugnai, Francesca, Messeri, Andrea