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  1. Efficacy of Animal-Assisted Therapy Across Pediatric Care Settings: A Systematic Review

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    | Contributor(s):: Holly Howser, Thomas Dixon, Jessica Nunez

    With alternative therapies and complementary medicine becoming increasingly popular and supported by research, it is important for healthcare workers to be prepared to encounter and use these therapies in practice. A common problem in the pediatric healthcare setting is stress in patients and...

  2. A Clinical Practice Change Initiative to Incorporate Animal Assisted Therapy in Advanced Practice Registered Nurses' Clinical Practice for Children and Adolescents

    | Contributor(s):: Donna Rae Cowell

    Background: Children and adolescents mental healthcare needs is vital for the future of our nation’s welfare (American Psychology Association, 2014). Research has indicated AAT may be a considerable choice to help with pediatrics mental healthcare and may be utilized as...

  3. The effects of animal assisted therapy on tantrums and aggressive behaviors of children with autism

    | Contributor(s):: Jesionowicz, Rebecca L.

    This study investigated the influence of Animal Assisted Therapy on three elementary school boys' with Autism Spectrum Disorder emotional regulation. The children participated in 12 Animal Assisted Therapy sessions using the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum with a therapy dog over the course of 6-8 weeks....

  4. The significance of the relationship between dogs and single women

    | Contributor(s):: Woodman, Pamela Sue

  5. Assessing Provider Knowledge and Attitude Towards Animal-Assisted Therapy as a Complementary Treatment for Children

    | Contributor(s):: Shannon Leigh Million

    Objective: The purpose of this project was to determine knowledge and attitudes of pediatric primary care providers working in a university outpatient clinic settings towards the use of animal-assisted therapy as a complementary treatment for children. This report also includes an integrative...