How Educators Use Dogs to Support Children's Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Development
| Contributor(s):: Michelle Roberts-Schneider
Children's undeveloped social, emotional, and behavioral skills have long been a concern in early childhood classrooms. Numerous studies have illuminated how therapy dogs in pedagogical settings support children's holistic development, yet there is scant data on the integration of...
The Effect of Animals in the Classroom on Emotionally Disturbed Students
| Contributor(s):: Alissa Donnell
Students with emotional disturbances are often the first to drop out of school. Having an effective technique to prevent the high drop out rate in any school will be beneficial to educators and administration. The following research study answers the question "How do emotionally disturbed...
The history and training of the therapy dog for school personnel
| Contributor(s):: Carmen Wille, Sue Montgomery
Since the time dogs were first domesticated, they have played an important role in providing companionship and comfort. It was a natural extension of this human animal bond to use dogs to provide this same comfort to others as what is now know as dog-assisted therapy. This project reviews the...
Peace Starts Small: The Benefits of Animal Related Humane Education Efforts in the Classroom
| Contributor(s):: Anna L. Abbott
My goal is to inspire elementary educators to teach humane education in their classrooms on a regular basis so that our children can grow to be compassionate membersof our community. If we foster empathy and kindness we will see positive change in our world for all living things. While my...
An investigation of the effects of a facility dog on student learning and the learning environment
| Contributor(s):: Bradley, Jordana
The efficacy of therapeutic horticulture and animal-assisted therapy to promote prosocial behavior in foster youth
| Contributor(s):: Suprise, Katrina L.
The terrain of the Self and the Other: A phenomenological study of animals as cartographic teachers and healers
| Contributor(s):: Goulden, Debra Lynn
The efficacy of equine assisted group counseling with at-risk children and adolescents
| Contributor(s):: Kay Sudekum Trotter
The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of equine assisted group counseling as compared to in-school curriculum group guidance/counseling. Research examined externalizing, internalizing, maladaptive, and adaptive behaviors of elementary and middle school students who were...