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  1. Curriculum-Based Animal-Assisted Therapy in an Acute Outpatient Mental Health Setting

    Contributor(s):: Kashden, J., Lincoln, C. R., Finn-Stevenson, M.

  2. Death of a grandparent or a parent

    Contributor(s):: Carey, Lois

  3. Development of a questionnaire to assess the impact of atopic dermatitis on health-related quality of life of affected dogs and their owners

    Contributor(s):: Favrot, C., Linek, M., Mueller, R., Zini, E.

    Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic or chronically relapsing human and canine skin disease that is known to affect the quality of life (QoL) of affected individuals. Several studies have been conducted to develop disease-specific questionnaires and assess QoL in parents of children with AD and in...

  4. Dog ownership, dog walking, and children's and parents' physical activity

    Contributor(s):: Salmon, J., Timperio, A., Chu, B., Veitch, J.

  5. Dolphin-Assisted Therapy for Children with Special Needs: A Pilot Study

    Contributor(s):: Dilts, Rachel, Trompisch, Norbert, Bergquist, Timothy M.

  6. 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...

  7. Dolphin-assisted therapy: changes in interaction and communication between children with severe disabilities and their caregivers

    Contributor(s):: Breitenbach, E., Stumpf, E., Fersen, L. v, Ebert, H.

    The goal of this study was to test if dolphin-assisted therapy could be an effective therapeutic intervention for children with significant social and communication disabilities. Furthermore, it was crucial to determine the relative importance of the dolphin and the parent consultation factors...

  8. Domestication, selection, behaviour and welfare of animals - genetic mechanisms for rapid responses

    Contributor(s):: Jensen, P.

    Increased production has been the major goal of animal breeding for many decades, and the correlated side-effects have grown to become a major issue in animal welfare. In this paper, the main genetic mechanisms in which such side-effects may occur are reviewed with examples from our own research...

  9. Education for change

    Contributor(s):: Winne, M.

    The author uses two publications, Fighting Poverty in the US and Europe (Alesina and Glaeser) and Poetry magazine, to underscore the important role that educational institutions play in developing a person's political philosophy and imagination. European nations, for instance, have better funded...

  10. Effects of animal-assisted activities with guinea pigs in the primary school classroom

    Contributor(s):: O'Haire, M. E., McKenzie, S. J., McCune, S., Slaughter, V.

  11. Effects of cage-cleaning frequency on laboratory rat reproduction, cannibalism, and welfare

    Contributor(s):: Burn, C. C., Mason, G. J.

    Regular cage-cleaning is important for health, but for breeding rats it disrupts the nest and removes olfactory signals important for parental care. To investigate how different cage-cleaning frequencies affect breeding rats' health and welfare, we monitored reproductive output, pup mortality,...

  12. Effects of equine assisted activities on autism spectrum disorder

    Contributor(s):: Lanning, B. A., Baier, M. E., Ivey-Hatz, J., Krenek, N., Tubbs, J. D.

  13. EFP is right for me. An equine facilitated psychotherapy program for children diagnosed with ADHD or PDD-NOS

    Contributor(s):: Miller, Jenna

  14. Empathic response to animal suffering: societal versus family influence

    Contributor(s):: Fidler, M., Coleman, P., Roberts, A.

    Attitudes to animals vary according to social conditions, current philosophies and personal experience. This paper reports the findings from two items which were part of a 21-item questionnaire investigating attitudes to non-pet animals. Participants were drawn equally from three consecutive and...

  15. Evaluating a supported nature play programme, parents’ perspectives

    Contributor(s):: Ward, Tanya, Goldingay, Sophie, Parson, Judi

  16. Evaluating a website to teach children safety with dogs

    Contributor(s):: Schwebel, David C., McClure, Leslie A., Severson, Joan

  17. Evaluating Animal-Assisted Interventions: An Empirical Illustration of Differences between Outcome Measures

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    | Contributor(s):: van der Steen, S., Heineman, M. M. P., Ernst, M. J. A.

  18. Exotic pets: Health and safety issues for children and parents

    | Contributor(s):: Smith, Kristine M., Smith, Katherine F., D’Auria, Jennifer P.

  19. Experiences of family life with an autism assistance dog

    | Contributor(s):: Smyth, C., Slevin, E.

  20. 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....