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  1. Examining the relationship between puppy raisers and guide dogs in training

    Contributor(s):: Jamie Lynne Fratkin

    Dogs play a unique role in the lives of humans. Many people form positive relationships with dogs but some do not. In working dogs, the relationship that dogs form with humans is particularly important due to the trust people need to put in their dogs. The aim of this dissertation was examine the...

  2. Terapia asistida con animales y cuidados de enfermería : una revisión de la literatura más reciente

    Contributor(s):: Alma Salazar Calleja

    Introducción. La terapia asistida con animales en el ámbito sanitario se remonta al siglo XI. Con el paso del tiempo y la aparición de nueva evidencia científica que avala el gran número de beneficios derivados de sus efectos terapéuticos, dichas terapias...

  3. Efficacy of Animal-Assisted Therapy in Lowering Anxiety Symptoms of Adolescents in Schools

    Contributor(s):: Courtney Zents

    Adolescence is marked by a period of stress with a portion of these individuals experiencing problems with anxiety. There are physical and psychological benefits of using animal-assisted therapy (AAT) for decreasing anxiety, however, the research on this is limited. The current study expands on...

  4. Dog parks and their users: A study of four dog parks in the greater Oklahoma City metropolitan area

    Contributor(s):: Lacy Jo Burgess-Cady

    Humans have had a unique relationship with dogs for thousands of years. In the last three decades, this relationship has shifted and dogs have begun to be more widely recognized as family members by the wider American public. This shift in the relationship has allowed for the creation of a new...

  5. Robots sociales y animales en la terapia de personas con demencia avanzada

    Contributor(s):: Meritxell Valentí Soler

    Las personas con demencia pueden padecer trastornos de comportamiento que disminuyen su calidad de vida y aumentan el coste de su cuidado y el desgaste de su cuidador. La terapia con animales desde hace años se conoce como beneficiosa para reducir dichos síntomas. Los robots...

  6. An assessment of equine assisted growth learning association and professional association of therapeutic horsemanship programs in Montana

    Contributor(s):: Amy Kristine Prechter

    In Montana, there are a limited number of programs offering equine assisted services. Equine assisted therapies and learning activities are gaining popularity as a modern, alternative form of human therapy and learning. Services may include equine assisted or facilitated psychotherapy, equine...

  7. A Quantitative Study of Animal-Assisted Interventions with Youth Who Have Experienced Maltreatment

    Contributor(s):: Meghan Elizabeth Anderson

    Youth who have experienced maltreatment (abuse, neglect, exposure to violence) typically exhibit worse life outcomes (lower graduation rates, higher incident of substance use, unplanned pregnancies, etc.). Effective therapeutic interventions are important to combat these negative effects. Animal...

  8. Terapia assistida por animais : revisão sistemática da literatura e análise exploratória da prática psicomotora.

    Contributor(s):: Gladys Malafaia Nogueira

    ARTIGO 1: Terapia Assistida por Animais: Revisão Sistemática da Literatura - Este artigo apresenta como objetivo a concretização de uma revisão sistemática da literatura sobre estudos publicados na área da eficácia das Terapias assistidas...

  9. Animal assisted interventions for people who stutter : a clinical guide

    Contributor(s):: Kelsey Marie Robin

    The emerging field of animal assisted therapy has many potentially beneficial applications. The use of animal assisted therapy with persons who stutter has been discussed in several public forums but has not currently been investigated through empirical research. The following report will explore...

  10. Counselor Empathic Responding in the Presence of a Therapy Dog

    Contributor(s):: Erin Perry

    This study examined the difference between counselor empathic responding with and without a therapy dog in their counseling sessions was examined in a within-subjects design. Counseling consisted of animal-assisted therapy, play therapy, and other psychotherapeutic activities with elementary aged...

  11. O efeito da hipoterapia e da atrelagem adapatada na auto-eficácia e nas funções psicomotoras de crianças com necessidades educativas especiais

    Contributor(s):: Lígia Nascimento Seixas

    A Hipoterapia e a Atrelagem Adaptada utilizam o cavalo como instrumento terapêutico, aproveitando assim, os seus benefícios decorrentes de sua específica andadura com movimentos tridimensionais (para cima e para baixo; para a esquerda e para a direita; para a frente e para...

  12. Benefícios da relação homem-animal

    Contributor(s):: Manoela Lampert

    Os animais acompanham o homem há muito tempo, e hoje sabemos por meio de pesquisas, testes e muita observação que o simples ato de acariciar um animal é capaz de fazer milagres. Nossas relações com os animais, especialmente os cães, evoluem de tal...

  13. The Experiences of the Central Texas Elderly and Animal-Assisted Interventions in Assisted-Living Facilities via Medicalization

    Contributor(s):: Heather Nicole Yonce

    Medicalization is defined as a “process in which personal and social problems and behaviors have come to be viewed as diseases or medical problems that the medical and allied health professionals have a mandate to ‘treat’” (Kaufman 1994, 45-46). Medicalization is enacted...

  14. O recurso a animais nas intervenções em crianças com perturbações do espetro do Autismo

    Contributor(s):: Maria Francisca de Sousa Magalhães

    A Organização Mundial de Saúde prevê que em 2020 as doenças do neurodesenvolvimento infantil, como as perturbações do espetro do autismo, sejam uma das cinco causas mais comuns de morbilidade, mortalidade, e invalidez entre as crianças....

  15. The Application and Effects of Service Dog Training by Inmates to Self-Perception and Self-Other Overlap as a Rehabilitative Approach to Incarceration

    Contributor(s):: Carmaleta Aufderheide

    Prison Animal Programs that bring inmates and dogs together consistently report improvements to inmates’ self-esteem, ability to empathize, and helping behaviors with no understanding of why these improvements occur. With similar improvement documented in relationship closeness literature,...

  16. The Semiotic Grounds of Animal Assistance: Sign Use of Guide Dogs and Their Visually Impaired Handlers

    Contributor(s):: Riin Magnus

    Materiaalne linnakeskkond ja selles kehtivad käitumisreeglid sisaldavad kindlaid ootusi märgisüsteemide suhtes, mille abil keskkonda kasutada. Juhtkoera ja nägemispuudega inimese märgisüsteemide kombinatsioon eeldab olemasolevate ootustega kohanemist, aga loob ka...

  17. Understanding why guide dogs fail to meet their predicted qualification outcomes

    | Contributor(s):: Daisy Jones

    Guide dogs provide life changing mobility support and companionship for thousands of blind and partially sighted people. A proportion of dogs undertaking training to be guides will not enter work due to health or temperamental reasons. This work was designed to investigate the issues associated...

  18. A Manual and Curriculum for the Use of Service Dogs to Support the Social Communication, Behavior, and Academic Development of Students with Autism and Other Disabilities

    | Contributor(s):: Kerry Kosmicki

    The product for this project is a curriculum for using service dogs in the classroom as a catalyst for improving social communication, behavioral, and academic skills for students, with a focus upon students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This manual includes the curriculum entitled...

  19. Reflections about raising a leader dog for the blind vs. fostering Muncie Animal Rescue Fund dogs : an honors thesis

    | Contributor(s):: Joan A. Studnicky

    Dogs are used for so many purposes in today's world. They are used to hunt, search for and rescue endangered individuals, keep our country safe by sniffing out bombs and drugs, entertain us in dog shows, lead the blind, or simply provide companionship.Dogs are of particular interest to me. I...

  20. The Effect of Service Dog Partnership on the Mental Health Status of United States Veterans: A Quantitative Analysis Using the SF-36v2 Mental Health Survey

    | Contributor(s):: Colleen McLaughlin

    Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a historically significant problem for soldiers and Marines in the United States military. A host of recent research supports this claim, and lends itself to the question of why more is not being done to help those who suffer from combat related stress...