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  1. Who Let the Therapy Dogs Out? The Impacts of Therapy Dog Assisted Activites on Undergraduate Students' Perceived Stress Levels

    Contributor(s):: Ashley Ann Asel

    This study had two major purposes. The first was to determine if therapy dogs played a significant role in helping students reduce the amount of stress they were experiencing while they were studying for their end of the semester final exams. Research suggests that when individuals are...

  2. The Effects of Animal-Assisted Activities on the Social and Emotional Development of Young Children with Characteristics of Emotional Behavioral Disorders

    Contributor(s):: Elaine K. Schmid

    As emotional behavioral disorders become more prevalent throughout the school-age population, intervention during the early childhood ages is becoming key. Considering that social emotional delays are risk factors for emotional behavioral disorders and the evidence of social-emotional health in...

  3. The Effects of Canine Therapy on Academics, Behavior, and Motivation of Students

    Contributor(s):: Maria Rector

    The purpose of this study was to determine whether canine therapy provided by the B.A.R.K.S. program was effective in increasing reading achievement, impacting the motivation of students while participating in therapy, and decreasing off-task behaviors in the classroom. This study focused on...

  4. Horse whispering in high school : developing teacher savvy

    Contributor(s):: Daryl Wayne Drew

    Disconnection in teacher-student relationships caused by the alienating processes and goals of the public school system is the most pressing challenge facing high school teachers today. Disrupting this disconnection and subverting the forces that produce it are the primary goals of the savvy...

  5. Michael's Angel Paws

    Welcome to the Michael's Angel Paws Family! Established in Las Vegas, Nevada, Michael’s Angel Paws incorporated for charitable purposes in Helping Others Pawsitively Every Day (HOPE) through our Service Dog program, Therapy Dog program, and our Community Dog program....

  6. Pawz and Play

    Contributor(s):: Claire Voges

    Pawz and Play is a Practice that incorporates animal-assisted therapy into therapeutic work with children and adolescents. Private services are available where medical aid rates apply. Pawz and Play has a dream to offer services to underprivileged schools where children are living in communities...

  7. Heartland Mini Hoofs

    Heartland Mini Hoofs is a special type of animal assisted program that serves the needs of many Central Illinois residents.  We love to meet new friends at Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities, Alzheimer's Units, Schools and other wonderful places.  Our handlers bring two or...

  8. Angel Paws

    Angel Paws is another avenue that is provided to help victims through their trauma. By presenting the therapy dogs, the victims may feel loved and not judged from their experience. By providing a therapy dog in the court setting, it may alleviate the anxiety and fear by the witness and help them...

  9. Canine Comfort Pet Therapy

    Contributor(s):: Melanie Sadek

    The relationship between pets and people has immeasurable value on our emotional and physical health. Through Canine Comfort Pet Therapy, Valley Humane Society brings animals to places other pets can’t go, sharing the unconditional love that pets offer and creating opportunities for people...

  10. Validación del Cuestionario de Actitudes ante las Intervenciones Asistidas por Perros (CAINTAP) en Estudiantes Universitarios del Sur de España: Beneficios y Temores Percibidos

    Contributor(s):: Javier López-Cepero Borrego, María A. Perea-Mediavilla, Arcadio Tejada Roldán, José Luis Sarasola-Sánchez-Serrano

    Introducción: Las intervenciones asistidas por animales (IAA) cuentan con amplia tradición en varios países occidentales, donde diversas revisiones y meta-análisis han demostrado sus ventajas. No obstante, poco se sabe de las expectativas que los y las hispanohablantes...

  11. Rigging a horse and rider: simulating the predictable and repetitive movement of the rider

    Contributor(s):: Jennifer Lynn Kuhnel

    It is nice to give animators artistic freedom, but having to animate every bounce, sway, and counter-balancing movement of a rider on a horse isn't freedom at all. It is painstaking labor that could easily be prevented with an effective character setup. If an animation piece is only going to...

  12. Jesse's Fund for Therapy Dogs, Inc

    Jesse’s Fund for Therapy Dogs, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3), was started in April 2015 to ensure therapy dogs are able to continue their service within the community. Therapy dogs currently conduct hundreds of visits annually at nursing homes, schools, libraries, assisted living centers,...

  13. Nepean Therapy Dogs, Inc.

    We bring trained therapy dogs to local hospitals, nursing homes and schools. Our therapy dogs help reduce anxiety, depression, stress and lighten up the mood with palliative care families. All visits are supervised by a highly trained  dog handler. Each team (dog and handler) are assessed to...

  14. NMSU Therapeutic Riding Program

    The NMSU Therapeutic Riding (TR) Program consists of Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) that are designed to improve the quality of life for people of different ages and abilities by using horsemanship programs and outdoor experiential education to develop confidence, self-worth, and...

  15. Mini Therapy Horses

    It is hard to describe the effect that these visits have on all the people who interact with our horses. It is easy to say that these horses are fun and cute—they are so much more than that. People’s hearts are warmed and final wishes are fulfilled, children and their parents are able...

  16. SoulPaws

    Contributor(s):: Shannon Kopp, Dr. Annie Petersen

    Reconnect to Recover: At its core, an eating disorder is a disease of disconnection—we disconnect from ourselves, from others, and from the present moment. Through animal-assisted therapy, as well as other therapies (yoga, journaling, art therapy), SoulPaws aims to...

  17. Flames to Hope

    Flames to Hope, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization in Noble, Oklahoma dedicated to healing hearts and providing hope, love and laughter to people of all ages and abilities. All our minis are rescued or adopted due to extenuating circumstances, rehabilitated and trained for miniature...

  18. The Effect of Animals in the Classroom on Emotionally Disturbed Students

    Contributor(s):: Alissa Donnell

    Students with emotional disturbances are often the first to drop out of school. Having an effective technique to prevent the high drop out rate in any school will be beneficial to educators and administration. The following research study answers the question "How do emotionally disturbed...

  19. Animal-Assisted Interventions as a Learning Aid – A Literature Review

    Contributor(s):: Robyn Lawes

    Animal-assisted interventions (AAI) on learning and mental health is an evolving matter within psychology. In past history, such mediations have been held to ridicule by scholars who deemed animals to be insignificant within the field. Today, the American Humane Association postulates that the...

  20. The transformative power of the dog: The growing use of canine assistants in therapeutic interventions and school settings

    Contributor(s):: Finn-Stevenson, Matia