Dogs working in schools-safety awareness and animal welfare
| Contributor(s):: Bidoli, E. M. Y., Firnkes, A., Bartels, A., Erhard, M. H., Doring, D.
Gaining popularity, animal-assisted education is thought to enhance learning processes and children's development, inter alia. While previous research has focused on these potential positive effects for the pupils, animal welfare and human safety in the classroom are aspects that have hardly...
Beneficios de la intervención asistida con animales en el aula
| Contributor(s):: Gloria Álvarez Cejudo
Se da una visión global sobre la Intervención Asistida con Animales desde diferentes ámbitos de actuación, en concreto, en el campo de la Educación, que es donde los profesionales de la Pedagogía pueden participar. Para ello, se realiza una...
Animal-assisted interventions in mainstream schools: What works?
| Contributor(s):: Victoria Lisa Brelsford
The inclusion of animals within the educational environment has increased in popularity in recent years, with many positive aspects being credited to the practice (Gee, Fine, McCardle, 2017; Fine, 2015). Whilst the value of animal-assisted interventions (AAI) has been reported for both...
The Impact of Animal Assisted Therapy in Elementary Schools
| Contributor(s):: Nathan Tuma
Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) is a therapy technique that has been new to research in the last 10 years. Studies have shown the positive impact that AAT has on anxiety within adults, however little research has been conducted on the impact of AAT on school aged children. By researching AAT, the...
Hogares sin animales
| Contributor(s):: Erasmo de Oliveira
Aquí es donde mi trabajo diverge completamente de lo que se llama activismo de la Edad de Piedra o causa animal. Lea y entienda:
An International Survey of Animals in Schools: Exploring What Sorts of Schools Involve What Sorts of Animals, and Educators' Rationales for These Practices
| Contributor(s):: Helen Lewis, Russell Grigg, Cathryn Knight
Over recent decades, the use of animal-assisted interventions (AAIs) in educational settings has attracted growing international interest both among educators and the research community. However, there has been little comparative analysis of the demographics of participants and the rationale...
Lares sem animais
| Contributor(s):: Erasmo de Oliveira
É neste ponto que meu trabalho diverge completamente do que se chama de ativismo ou de causa animal da Idade da Pedra. Leia e entenda:
Maisons sans animaux
| Contributor(s):: Erasmo de Oliveira
C'est là que mon travail s'écarte complètement de ce qu'on appelle l'activisme de l'âge de pierre ou la cause animale. Lire et comprendre:
The Effectiveness of Animal-Assisted Interventions in Reducing Student Anxiety in School Settings
| Contributor(s):: Emily Stables
Anxiety has a detrimental effect on child development in numerous capacities including academics, peer relationships, and long-term effects if left untreated (Nail et al., 2015; Siegel, LaGreca & Harrison, 2009; Van Ameringen, Mancini & Farvolden, 2001). The use of animalassisted...
Training School Counselors and Nurses to Enhance Collaboration Through Animal-Assisted Therapy
| Contributor(s):: Yordy, B. M., Tuttle, M., Meyer, J. M.
Can dogs reduce stress levels in school children? effects of dog-assisted interventions on salivary cortisol in children with and without special educational needs using randomized controlled trials
| Contributor(s):: Meints, K., Brelsford, V. L., Dimolareva, M., Maréchal, L., Pennington, K., Rowan, E., Gee, N. R.
Prolonged or excessive stress negatively affects learning, behavior and health across the lifespan. To alleviate adverse effects of stress in school children, stressors should be reduced, and support and effective interventions provided. Animal-assisted interventions (AAI) have shown beneficial...
Exploring School Staff Perceptions Relating to Animals and Their Involvement in Interventions to Support Mental Health
| Contributor(s):: Leos, R. A., Cuccaro, P. M., Herbold, J. R., Hernandez, B. F.
Given the growing awareness of the health benefits of human-animal interactions, the use of animal-assisted interventions (AAIs) in educational settings has increased over the years. While many school districts are now considering or utilizing AAIs, the literature investigating AAI-related...
Therapy Dogs in the College Classroom: The Effect of Dogs on Stress, Anxiety, and Spanish L2 Phonological Learning and Performance
| Contributor(s):: Elaine Maralee Henry
Anxiety and stress invoked by the second language classroom setting has the ability to cause numerous detrimental physiological changes which impair the learning process. A more natural, “immersion” type atmosphere is often desired when teaching a second language; however, this is...
Facility dogs in educational programs for young children: Definition, rationale, issues, and implementation
| Contributor(s):: Jalongo, Mary Renck, Permenter, Faithe A., Conrad, Kristina
A facility dog in a school is a comparatively recent category of working dog. These dogs typically are trained at the assistance, or service dog, level and are thoroughly prepared for their role. The school facility dog accompanies an owner/handler, who is a professional employee of the school,...
Service Animals in Elementary Classrooms: Examining Educator and Family Perspectives of a Working Service Animal in an Elementary Classroom
| Contributor(s):: Jenna Falldorf
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law in 1990 by President Bush. Although the ADA includes laws about public access rights for people with disabilities and their service animals, many schools are reluctant to have service animals (that are partnered with children with...
Space Coast Therapy Dogs
Since 1992, the mission of Space Coast Therapy Dogs has been to lift spirits, remove anxiety, provide companionship, and eliminate loneliness and despair with incredible volunteers and their companion dogs. We are a local organization based in Brevard County Florida comprised of certified...
Dogs at school: a quantitative analysis of parental perceptions of canine-assisted activities in schools mediated by child anxiety score and use case
| Contributor(s):: Fynn, W. I., Runacres, J.
Canine-assisted activities in schools can benefit students' educational, emotional, and social needs. Furthermore, they could be an effective form of non-clinical mental health treatment for children and adolescents. In the United Kingdom, school dogs are growing in popularity, however,...
Exploring First Graders’ Social and Emotional Development through Situated Learning Experiences with Classroom Companion Animal
| Contributor(s):: Pearce, Nicole, Lake, Vickie
The Horse as a Therapist: Effects of an Equine Program Without "Therapy" on the Attention and Behavior of Youth Disengaged from Traditional School
| Contributor(s):: Norwood, M. F., Lakhani, A., Maujean, A., Downes, M., Fullagar, S., Barber, B. L., Kendall, E.
Is there a role for pet fish in the primary classroom?
| Contributor(s):: Rebecca Lewis, Essi Karvonen, Nancy Gee, Donna Snellgrove, Paula Cowan, Katherine Sloman
There is growing evidence within the Human-Animal Interaction literature that activities involving contact with live animals can be of considerable benefit to children. Suggested advantages of activities which involve animal interaction include increased empathy and social interactions (Daly and...