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  1. Physiological State of Therapy Dogs during Animal-Assisted Activities in an Outpatient Setting

    Contributor(s):: Clark, S. D., Martin, F., McGowan, R. T. S., Smidt, J. M., Anderson, R., Wang, L., Turpin, T., Langenfeld-McCoy, N., Bauer, B. A., Mohabbat, A. B.

    Therapy dogs are increasingly being incorporated into numerous clinical settings. However, there are only a handful of studies that have focused on the impact of animal-assisted activity or therapy sessions on the wellbeing of the therapy dogs. Furthermore, these studies show mixed results. The...

  2. Patient Opinion of Visiting Therapy Dogs in a Hospital Emergency Department

    Contributor(s):: Reddekopp, J., Dell, C. A., Rohr, B., Fornssler, B., Gibson, M., Carey, B., Stempien, J.

    To date there have been no studies examining whether patients want emergency department (ED) therapy dog programs. This patient-oriented study examined the opinions of patients about whether they would want to be visited by a therapy dog in the Royal University Hospital ED. Cross-sectional survey...

  3. Impact of the implementation of a therapy dog program on burn center patients and staff

    Contributor(s):: Pruskowski, K. A., Gurney, J. M., Cancio, L. C.

  4. 'Introduction of facility therapy dogs to 911 communication centers: A proposal': Correction to Cole et al (2020)

  5. Who let the dogs out? Therapy dogs in clinical practice

    Contributor(s):: Jones, M. G., Rice, S. M., Cotton, S. M.

  6. Evaluating a supported nature play programme, parents’ perspectives

    Contributor(s):: Ward, Tanya, Goldingay, Sophie, Parson, Judi

  7. Enhancing Success of Veterinary Visits for Clients With Disabilities and an Assistance Dog or Companion Animal: A Review

    Contributor(s):: Grigg, E. K., Hart, L. A.

  8. The Role of Animal Assisted Intervention on Improving Self-Esteem in Children With Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

    Contributor(s):: Schuck, S. E. B., Johnson, H. L., Abdullah, M. M., Stehli, A., Fine, A. H., Lakes, K. D.

  9. Turning the Page for Spot: Exploring the Potential of Therapy Dogs to Support Reading Motivation and Positive Reading Behaviours Among Young Children

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    | Contributor(s):: Camille Xinmei Rousseau

    Animal-assisted literacy programs are growing in popularity as research continues to reveal their benefits for promoting children’s reading skills and positive reading behaviours. Struggling readers may benefit the most from canine-assisted literacy programs as these programs may increase...

  10. Animal-assisted activities for adolescents with autism spectrum disorder: Teachers' and parents' perceptions

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    | Contributor(s):: Charis Hawkridge

    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder which currently affects an estimated one percent of the international population and that percentage appears to be growing. There is currently no single intervention that has been found to improve all the symptoms of ASD, and the most...

  11. Physiological and behavioral effects of animal-assisted interventions on therapy dogs in pediatric oncology settings

    | Contributor(s):: McCullough, Amy, Jenkins, Molly A., Ruehrdanz, Ashleigh, Gilmer, Mary Jo, Olson, Janice, Pawar, Anjali, Holley, Leslie, Sierra-Rivera, Shirley, Linder, Deborah E., Pichette, Danielle, Grossman, Neil J., Hellman, Cynthia, Guérin, Noémie A., O’Haire, Marguerite E.

    Over the past two decades, animal-assisted interventions (AAIs), defined as the purposeful incorporation of specially trained animals in services to improve human health, have become increasingly popular in clinical settings. However, to date, there have been few rigorously-designed studies aimed...

  12. Alliance of Therapy Dogs

    Alliance of Therapy Dogs is a national organization with its corporate office located in Cheyenne, WY. ATD was incorporated in the year 1990. Currently we have 12,000+ handler/dog teams in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Territories. It is a goal of ATD to provide registration,...

  13. Dog handlers' experiences of therapy dogs' impact on life near death for persons with dementia

    | Contributor(s):: Swall, A., Craftman, A., Grundberg, A., Wiklund, E., Valiaho, N., Hagelin, C. L.

  14. Considerations for the Retirement of Therapy Animals

    | Contributor(s):: Ng, Z. Y., Fine, A. H.

  15. Humour and Heart from Hospice: Lessons from a Little Dog | Karen Klein Galbraith | TEDxBearCreekPark

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    | Contributor(s):: Karen Klein Galbraith

    Caring deeply for the well-being of others, Karen Klein Galbraith has devoted her life to making the world a safer and gentler place. As an award-winning road safety practitioner, pet therapy hospice volunteer, and life coach she’s accomplished that and more. Karen will share her hospice...

  16. Physiological and behavioral effects of animal-assisted interventions for therapy dogs in pediatric oncology settings

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    | Contributor(s):: Amy McCullough, Molly A. Jenkins, Ashleigh Ruehrdanz, Mary Jo Gilmer, Janice Olson, Anjali Pawar, Leslie Holley, Shirley Sierra-Rivera, Deborah E. Linder, Danielle Pinchette, Neil J. Grossman, Cynthia Hellman, Noémie Guérin, Marguerite E. O'Haire

    Over the past two decades, animal-assisted interventions (AAIs), defined as the purposeful incorporation of specially trained animals in services to improve human health, have become increasingly popular in clinical settings. However, to date, there have been few rigorously-designed studies aimed...

  17. Kiernan's Kindness

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    Our nationally registered pet therapy teams volunteer at a variety of handler-led activities. Current community partners/locations include the Tucson Jewish Community Center, Oro Valley Church of Nazerine and Donaldson Elementary School.

  18. Canines for Christ of Greater Cincinnati

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    Canines For Christ is a faith based Pet Therapy group, showing Christian love through giving and acting. Our first priority is the people we help. Our primary focus is to get dogs and their handlers into the community visiting locations such as nursing homes, libraries, hospice, and many other...

  19. Bergeyella zoohelcum isolated from oral cavities of therapy dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Muramatsu, Y., Haraya, N., Horie, K., Uchida, L., Kooriyama, T., Suzuki, A., Horiuchi, M.

  20. The benefits of an animal-assisted intervention service to patients and staff at a children's hospital

    | Contributor(s):: Uglow, L. S.