Training School Counselors and Nurses to Enhance Collaboration Through Animal-Assisted Therapy
Contributor(s):: Yordy, B. M., Tuttle, M., Meyer, J. M.
The effect of pet therapy on the stress and social anxiety levels of disabled children: A randomized controlled trial
Contributor(s):: Demiralay, Ş, Keser, İ
Effects of animal-assisted therapy on patients with dementia: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Contributor(s):: Chen, H., Wang, Y., Zhang, M., Wang, N., Li, Y., Liu, Y.
Assessing the effectiveness of animal-assisted therapy on alleviation of anxiety in pre-school children: A randomized controlled trial
| Contributor(s):: Tahan, M., Saleem, T., Sadeghifar, A., Ahangri, E.
OBJECTIVE & BACKGROUND: Human-animal interactions are considered as being valuable and beneficial for the psychological health. Recently Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) has been included for client-therapist interaction. The purpose of the present study was to assess the effectiveness of...
The Efficacy of Animal-Assisted Therapy in Patients with Dual Diagnosis: Schizophrenia and Addiction
| Contributor(s):: Monfort, M., Benito, A., Haro, G., Fuertes-Saiz, A., Cañabate, M., Baquero, A.
The objective of the study was to evaluate the efficacy of an animal-assisted-therapy (AAT) program in patients diagnosed with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders and substance-use disorders in residential treatment in order to intervene in the remission of negative and positive symptoms and...
Race, Zoonoses and Animal Assisted Interventions in Pediatric Cancer
| Contributor(s):: Cotoc, C., Notaro, S.
Emerging evidence accumulates regarding the benefits of animal-assisted interventions (AAIs) in facilitating pediatric cancer treatment and alleviating symptomatology through positive changes in the patients' emotional, mental, and even physical status. A major concern expressed by...
Functional Outcomes in a Randomized Controlled Trial of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Middle-Aged and Older Adults with Schizophrenia
| Contributor(s):: Chen, C. R., Hung, C. F., Lee, Y. W., Tseng, W. T., Chen, M. L., Chen, T. T.
Deficits in cognition, physical, and social functions in adults with schizophrenia may become salient with aging. While animal-assisted therapy (AAT) can benefit physical function in older adults and improve symptoms of psychotic disorders, the effect of AAT on middle-aged patients with...
Patient and Caregiver Perceptions of Animal Assisted Activity in Orthodontics
| Contributor(s):: Cass, Katelyn, Bocklage, Clare, Sulkowski, Taylor, Graves, Christina, Ghaltakhchyan, Nare, Rapolla, Allen, Jackson, Tate, Divaris, Kimon, Wiesen, Chris, Strauman, Timothy, Jacox, Laura
Dental anxiety affects up to 21% of children and 80% of adults and is associated with lifelong dental avoidance. Animal assisted activity (AAA) is widely used to reduce anxiety and pain in medical settings and has promise in dentistry. The primary objective of this study was to evaluate...
Integrating Animal-Assisted Therapy Into TF-CBT for Abused Youth With PTSD: A Randomized Controlled Feasibility Trial
| Contributor(s):: Allen, B., Shenk, C. E., Dreschel, N. E., Wang, M., Bucher, A. M., Desir, M. P., Chen, M. J., Grabowski, S. R.
This clinical trial examined animal-assisted therapy (AAT) as an adjunct to Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) for abused youth with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Youth between the ages of 6 and 17 (M = 11.79, SD = 3.08) were randomized to receive standard TF-CBT or...
Arion Therapeutic Farm Community
Arion was founded in 2009 initially as a registered charity for persons living with disabilities utilizing horses in therapy and transitioned to a social enterprise in 2016.
National Equine Institute of Growth and Healing, Inc. (N.E.I.G.H.)
Here at the National Equine Institute of Growth through Healing, Inc. (N.E.I.G.H.) we develop and deliver life-enriching, educational activities that can bring empowerment, healing, and behavior improvement through our equine and human behavior programs. We support this...
Benefit of Animal-assisted Therapy Programs in Prison
| Contributor(s):: Jessica McCormack
Willows Animal Santuary
Willows has run its AAT Programme for people with severe mental health difficulties, for approximately 20 years. The AAT programme at Willows started out as a pilot scheme but soon came to be regarded as a useful alternative to day/hospital care by social workers, psychiatrists and employment...
The Efficacy of Equine Assisted Therapy in the Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders
| Contributor(s):: Amy Hofmann
This study examines the effects of equine-assisted psychotherapies in children with an autism spectrum disorder. The CARS-2 and Children’s Sleep Habits Questionnaire parent-report questionnaires were used for evaluation, as well open-ended questions. A single researcher contacted and...
At Freedom Rehabilitation we strive to get our clients back to what matters most. We assist individuals with recent injury, long term injury, and musculoskeletal, and neurologic conditions with returning to the activities that make life meaningful.
Hippotherapy: An Alternative Treatment from the Perceptions of Practitioners
| Contributor(s):: Leah Tinkham
Hippotherapy can be defined as a dynamic service offered by occupational, physical, and speech-language pathologists that utilizes a horse’s unique movement to achieve functional outcomes. While there are an abundance of studies demonstrating the effectiveness of hippotherapy, very few...
Role and Effects of Hippotherapy in the Treatment of Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Systematic Review of the Literature
| Contributor(s):: María José Menor-Rodríguez, Mar Sevilla Martín, Juan Carlos Sánchez-García, María Montiel-Troya, Jonathan Cortés-Martín, Raquel Rodríguez-Blanque
Cerebral palsy is described as a group of permanent neuromotor-type disorders caused by non-progressive injuries in the developmental stages of the central nervous system, and which have serious repercussions on the quality of life of affected children due to the physical and psychological...
Cariad Pet Therapy
Cariad Pet Therapy is an award winning, not-for-profit Community Interest Company with our head office based in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire. We were established in September 2018. At Cariad Pet Therapy we provide therapy dog wellness visits with 65 volunteers and their therapy dogs across...
Equine Enlightenment offers a broad range of traditional psychological services, including assessment, formulation and NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) evidence-based psychological therapies. Our broad range of therapies offer an alternative solution for clients who find...
Beneficios da pet terapia: a interacao entre os animais e as criancas
| Contributor(s):: Rodrigues, N. J. L., Manzini, S., Oliveira, N. N., Madureira, S. J. L., Langoni, H., Torres, S. J. L. R.
A domesticação dos animais tem registros de longa data. Atualmente sabe-se por meio de dados de pesquisas, testes e empirismo que a interação com um animal traz grandes benefícios ao bem-estar humano. Considerando-se os cães, mundialmente é...