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  1. Koira-avusteisen toiminnan lisääminen sosiaalisen työllistymisen työpajalle - vaikuttavuus työyhteisössä

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    | Contributor(s):: Milla Ristola

    Opinnäytetyössä tutkittiin Green Care -ideologiaan pohjautuvaa koira-avusteista työskentelymenetelmää sosiaalisen työllistämisen työpajalla. Opinnäytetyön tavoitteena oli tuoda koira-avusteinen työmenetelmä työyhteisölle...

  2. The Haptic Creature : social human-robot interaction through affective touch

    | Contributor(s):: Steven John Yohanan

    Emotion communication is an important aspect of social interaction. Affect display research from psychology as well as social human-robot interaction has focused primarily on facial or vocal behaviors, as these are the predominant means of expression for humans. Much less attention, however, has...

  3. Hännänheilahduksia : koira-avusteisen työskentelyn pilottiprojekti Turun kaupungin ympärivuorokautisessa hoidossa olevien vanhusten parissa

    | Contributor(s):: Johanna Lundén

    Kehittämistyön tarkoituksena oli seurata ja dokumentoida Turun kaupungin vanhusten ympärivuorokautisen hoidon yksiköissä toteutettavaa koira-avusteisen työskentelyn pilottiprojektia helmikuusta syyskuuhun 2012. Projekti tukee Green care ideologian...

  4. 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...

  5. Equinoterapia en niños con autismo

    | Contributor(s):: Dr. Carlos Francisco Martinez Alvernia

    Introducción: Autismo es un trastorno del desarrollo caracterizado por compromiso en interacción social, habilidades de lenguaje, presentando rituales con estereotipias. Sin tratamientos curativos, actualmente se buscan terapias alternativas. Un incremento de la literatura...

  6. Pet-person social interaction in institutional settings : an ethnomethodological analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Sandra Yetta Fields

  7. Choice and Control of Enrichment for a Rescued and Rehabilitated Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin (Tusiops trunactus)

    | Contributor(s):: Hannah Bahe

    Animals living under human care experience stress related to a lack of control over t environment. One way to remedy this is through the use of cognitive enrichment, su choice and control of enrichment. This type of enrichment has been shown to have benefits for animals under human care including...

  8. Living with HIV in developed nations: Subjective wellbeing and the human-animal bond

    | Contributor(s):: Vicki Elizabeth Hutton

    In this thesis, the author looks at wellbeing amongst adults living with HIV in developed nations, and proposes that the human-animal relationship may beneficially contribute to wellbeing for some people with HIV. In the early 1980s the emergence of HIV and AIDS in developed nations created an...

  9. An investigation of the use of touch in the social interactions of a group of Asian (Elephas maximus) elephants

    | Contributor(s):: Makecha, Radhika Narendra

  10. Riding into therapy: a therapeutic horseback riding program for developing social skills in 'at risk' teenagers

    | Contributor(s):: Williams, Sarah Helen

  11. The Role of Therapy Dog in Facilitating Social Interaction for Autistic Children: An Experimental Study on Animal-assisted Play Therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Fung, Suk Chun

  12. A qualitative study of the perceived health benefits of a therapeutic riding program for children with autism spectrum disorders

    | Contributor(s):: Margaret Ann Stickney

    Therapeutic horseback riding can be recommended as a useful health promotion intervention for individuals with disabilities who face challenges to optimal health and wellness. This qualitative study examined the perceived benefits of a therapeutic riding program for children with autism spectrum...

  13. Companion animals and personality: a study of preference

    | Contributor(s):: Jennifer Levinson, James L. Dupree (adviser)

    This study explored Extraversion personality differences among people who prefer dogs, people who prefer cats, people who prefer both, and people who prefer neither. Participants were 120 students from the Psychology Department Participation Pool at Humboldt State University. Personality was...

  14. The effects of animal assisted interventions on children with autism during the movement assessment battery for children-2 (MABC-2)

    | Contributor(s):: Dannielle L. Miccinello

  15. The benefits and limitations of pet therapy for people with dementia

    | Contributor(s):: Audrey Cowling, Susan McFadden (adviser)

    Evidence of a human-animal bond goes back to the origins of man. More recently, therapy that utilizes animals has been implemented in long-term care facilities to aid in the well-being of people with dementia. Pet therapy, or animal-assisted therapy, increases engagement with the environment,...

  16. Assessment of occupational therapists' attitudes and knowledge of animal-assisted therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Robin M. Hightower

    The purpose of this study was to assess the attitudes and knowledge of occupational therapists of animal-assisted therapy.

  17. The effects of the presence of a dog on the social interactions of children with developmental disabilities

    | Contributor(s):: Stephanie Walters

    The effects of the presence of a dog on the social interactions between children with developmental disabilities and their teacher were analyzed in this study. We examined whether the presentation of a dog would improve the social interactions of three children with developmental disabilities. A...