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The lived experiences of people with physical disabilities who partner with service dogs along with their family members: An interpretive phenomenological analysis of family experiences
Contributor(s):: Taylor, Jill Marie
Pet ownership and health
Contributor(s):: June Mcnicholas
This thesis presents three classes of mechanism that may explain reported associations between pet ownership and health benefits. The first suggests any association is noncausal. Studies 1-3 examine candidate factors to explain both health advantages and likelihood of pet ownership. Type A...
Furry Therapists: the advantages and disadvantages of implementing animal therapy
Contributor(s):: Erin E. Schultz
The human-animal bond is a unique interaction. For many years, prisons, nursing homes, schools and other institutions have involved animals for therapy purposes. Being in the presence of animals, especially canines, has many benefits. Petting a dog and sharing its company has been said to...
Differences in Attitudes Towards People with Disabilities: Examining the Effects of the Presence of an Assistance Dog
Contributor(s):: Jennifer A. Coleman
Occu-Paws: Trusts and Bonds
Contributor(s):: Jim Yablonski
Animal-assisted therapy for United States veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Contributor(s):: Moore, Alicia
Exploring the experiences of living with psychiatric service dogs for veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder
Contributor(s):: Newton, Robyn
A Companion animal in a stimulated work setting: The roles of task difficultry and pet ownership on stress reducation
Contributor(s):: Stewart, Anna Hall
Service Dogs for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Child and Family Experiences
Contributor(s):: Leslie J MacKinnon
This thesis describes a hermeneutic phenomenological study examining families’ experience of having a service dog for their children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Eight families in Alberta who had received a service dog for their child with ASD participated. An important voice...
Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Service Dogs: Aiding Veterans to Re-engage in Daily Life
Contributor(s):: Katrena M. Heagwood
An educational manual was created to provide increased knowledge and functional benefit of use of a service dog for veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. This manual was designed for the All American Dogs Foundation to use in conjunction with the training manual provided by All American...
Application of psychiatric service dogs in mental health care
Contributor(s):: Marshall, Carolyn B.
The effect of partnering with an assistance dog on self-esteem and social connectedness among persons with disabilities
Contributor(s):: Rabschutz, Laurel
Learning in canines : a comparison of visual and olfactory cues
Contributor(s):: Call, Whitney
Service dogs as an assistive device for persons with disabilities: impact on depression, pain, energy, and perceived intrusiveness
Contributor(s):: Craft, K. J.
Wagging Tails for Reading : a literacy program using therapy dogs to enhance reading for children
Contributor(s):: Dunham, Arin A.
The Impact of Canine Companion Service Animal (CSA) Use on Social Behaviors Between Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders Who Use CSA and Those Who Do Not
Contributor(s):: Hoffman, Melanie D.
Experiences with a service dog of an adolescent with spinal muscular atrophy
Contributor(s):: Kari Tanta (adviser), Sarah Onsager
Adolescents with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) may receive occupational therapy services and may at times use service dogs. Literature suggests that service dogs can provide social and physical benefits to children and adults with physical disabilities, however little research has been published,...