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  1. H.O.R.S.E.S. Inc

    H.O.R.S.E.S., Inc. (Helping Others Reach Success using Equine Services), is a PATH, Intl. Equine Assisted Therapy Center. We are a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization that is run on grants, donations and with the assistance of volunteers. We have several programs to...

  2. Hearts & Hooves Therapeutic Riding Center

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    The Cleveland County Hearts and Hooves program was started because a parent of a child with a disability saw a need in the community to provide the opportunity to participate in a horseback riding program designed to meet individual needs. Program participants are students at North Shelby...

  3. Human-animal interaction in a prison setting: Impact on criminal behavior, treatment progress, and social skills

    | Contributor(s):: Fournier, Angela Krom, Geller, E. Scott, Fortney, Elizabeth V.

  4. Human-animal-environment interactions as a context for youth social-emotional health and wellbeing: Practitioners' perspectives on processes of change, implementation, and challenges

    | Contributor(s):: Flynn, E., Denson, E. B., Mueller, M. K., Gandenberger, J., Morris, K. N.

  5. Humanima CIC

    HumAnima CIC is a West Midlands based social enterprise providing a professional humanistic counseling and Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) service to individuals and organizations.

  6. Improvement of self-efficacy and social skills through participation in Great and Small, a therapeutic horseback riding program

    | Contributor(s):: Westerman, Patricia, Hargreaves, Holly A., Westerman, Delores, Verge, Melissa, Trotter, Kay Sudekum

  7. Improving adolescent social competence and behavior: a randomized trial of an 11-week equine facilitated learning prevention program

    | Contributor(s):: Pendry, P., Carr, A. M., Smith, A. N., Roeter, S. M.

  8. Lemmikkieläinten merkitys autistisesti käyttäytyville lapsille

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    | Contributor(s):: HANNA VIINAMÄKI

    Tutkimuksen tarkoituksena oli selvittää autistisesti käyttäytyvien lasten ja lemmikkieläinten välistä suhdetta ja tarkastella sen merkitystä kohderyhmän lapsille. Tutkimuksessa tarkasteltiin lasten ja lemmikkieläinten välistä...

  9. Osana laumaa : Eläin lapsen sosiaalisten taitojen ja vuorovaikutuksen tukena

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    | Contributor(s):: Sirpa Souranto

    Tämän opinnäytetyön tarkoituksena oli kerätä kokemustietoa siitä, miten lapsen sosiaalisia taitoja ja vuorovaikutusta voidaan tukea eläinavusteisten ja toiminnallisten menetelmien avulla. Tavoitteena oli selvittää, miten lapset kokevat...

  10. Outcomes in language and social skills as seen in children with autism and developmental disabilities participating in equine assisted activities

    | Contributor(s):: Megan Koenigseder

    Individuals with developmental disabilities commonly present characteristics that include deficits in social and communicative abilities. A number of intervention strategies have been implemented, but none have proven to be most effective. A somewhat novel approach known as equine assisted...

  11. Oxytocin enhances the appropriate use of human social cues by the domestic dog (Canis familiaris) in an object choice task

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    | Contributor(s):: Oliva, J. L., Rault, J. L., Appleton, B., Lill, A.

    It has been postulated that the neuropeptide, oxytocin, is involved in human–dog bonding. This may explain why dogs, compared to wolves, are such good performers on object choice tasks, which test their ability to attend to, and use, human social cues in order to find hidden food treats....

  12. Pet dog ownership in families of children with autism: Children's social skills and attachment to their dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Carlisle, Gretchen K.

    This study compared the social skills of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder who lived with dogs and those who did not live with dogs. Interaction with dogs was investigated in this population, along with the attachment of those children who lived with dogs. This cross-sectional, descriptive...

  13. Playful paws: Developing an animal-assisted group therapy program focusing on enhancing social skills for children in an outpatient clinic setting

    | Contributor(s):: Zatina, Dayna M.

  14. Provider Perspectives of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy for Social Skills

    | Contributor(s):: Young, Rachel

  15. Quand la relation au chien devient thérapeutique auprès de la personne âgée démente. = When the relationship with the dog becomes animal-assisted therapy for elderly with dementia

    | Contributor(s):: Sudres, J. L., Tafforin, A.

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

    | Contributor(s):: Williams, Sarah Helen

  17. Social leadership skills in young children

    | Contributor(s):: Hensel, Nancy H.

  18. Social skills and communication shaped by equine baseball

    | Contributor(s):: Eller, Steven B., Trotter, Kay Sudekum

  19. Social skills improvement for an adolescent engaged in equine assisted therapy: a single subject study

    | Contributor(s):: Jennifer E. Cartinella

    The use of animals for therapeutic purposes has been documented for centuries. There is much anecdotalliterature touting the benefits of animal assisted therapy; however, there are few controlled studies supportingthese claims. Therapy animals are often used with the child/adolescent population....

  20. The effect of therapeutic horseback riding on social functioning in children with autism

    | Contributor(s):: Bass, Margaret M., Duchowny, Catherine A., Llabre, Maria M.