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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...
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...
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...
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...
Is that your guide dog or your guard dog? Assistance dogs, personal safety and crime prevention revisited
| Contributor(s):: Wohlfort, Alexa K.
The role of service dogs for two children with autism spectrum disorder
| Contributor(s):: Waldie, Jennifer
Investigating the relationship between assistance dogs and their owners with physical disabilities: Complex affection or simple attachment?
| Contributor(s):: Stewart, Dawn
This study explores the bond between persons with physical or perceptual disabilities an~d their Assistance Dogs. It was hypothesized that these relationships would be different from relationships between pet dogs and owners, and that the bonds may resemble attachment relationships. The project...
Service dogs for individuals with disabilities: What happens after the honeymoon is over?
| Contributor(s):: Shubert, Janice L.
Can service animals help the disabled obtain an education?
| Contributor(s):: Schlosser, Elise Rose
Transition to adulthood: The experience of youth with physical disabilities living with a service dog
| Contributor(s):: Modlin, Susan Jane
The focus of this qualitative descriptive study is the experience of physically disabled young people as they transition into adulthood while living with a service dog. The cornerstone of young adulthood is transition. For any young adult leaving home, the transition involves inter- and...
A study of the statutes, regulations and judicial rulings impacting the access of service animals to the public schools
| Contributor(s):: Mroz, Jenell A.
A supplementary intervention utilizing service dogs with veterans diagnosed with PTSD: A grant proposal
| Contributor(s):: Dillon, Jacqueline
The psychosocial impact of service dogs on their physically disabled owners
| Contributor(s):: Donovan, William Patrick
Effects of a service dog on the families of individuals with spinal cord injuries
| Contributor(s):: Enger, Kathleen
The analysis of the Service Animal Adaptive Intervention Assessment
| Contributor(s):: Zapf, Susan Ann
An exploration of the impact service dogs have on the independence, autonomy and life satisfaction experienced by adolescents who are wheelchair dependent
| Contributor(s):: Graham, Rahsaan J.
The effect of service dogs on the self-concept of spinal-injured adults
| Contributor(s):: Rushing, Carol
The effect of service dogs on the occupational performance and life satisfaction of individuals with spinal cord injuries
| Contributor(s):: Roth, Stephanie Lynne
Prisons and Pups: An Examination of Service Dog Training and Their Weekend Families
| Contributor(s):: Kendra Garcia
The use of service dogs for people with disabilities has increased in the last few decades. The service dogs come in the form of companion dogs, socialization dogs, medical alert dogs, and dogs for the mobility and hearing impaired. Therapy dogs are also used in clinical settings to ease the...
Service dogs for children with autism spectrum disorder: benefits, challenges and welfare implications
| Contributor(s):: Burrows, Kristen Elizabeth