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  1. 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...

  2. Verbal Interactional Synchronization between Therapist and Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder during Dolphin Assisted Therapy: Five Case Studies

    | Contributor(s):: Griffioen, R., van der Steen, S., Cox, R. F. A., Verheggen, T., Enders-Slegers, M. J.

  3. Do Animals Perceive Human Developmental Disabilities? Guinea Pigs' Behaviour with Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Children with Typical Development. A Pilot Study

    | Contributor(s):: Grandgeorge, M., Dubois, E., Alavi, Z., Bourreau, Y., Hausberger, M.

  4. Comparison of contingent and noncontingent access to therapy dogs during academic tasks in children with autism spectrum disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Protopopova, A., Matter, A. L., Harris, B. N., Wiskow, K. M., Donaldson, J. M.

  5. Social rivalry triggers visual attention in children with autism spectrum disorders

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    | Contributor(s):: Marine Grandgeorge, Yentl Gautier, Pauline Brugaillères, Inès Tiercelin, Carole Jacq, Marie-Claude Lebret, Martine Hausberger

    Visual social attention is central to social functioning and learning and may act as a reinforcer. Social rivalry, which occurs when an individual is excluded from dyadic interactions, can promote interspecific learning by triggering attention. We applied it to an animal-assisted intervention,...

  6. The Role of Animal-Assisted Interventions in Communication Skills of Children with Autism

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    | Contributor(s):: Jennifer Friedrich

    Many children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have difficulties with social communication and prosocial behaviors. Due to a lack of social communication and social interaction skills among children with ASD, special education teachers are tasked with providing meaningful social...

  7. Animal-Assisted Interventions for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Survey of French Facilities

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    | Contributor(s):: Claire Philippe-Peyroutet, Marine Grandgeorge

    Our survey of animal-assisted interventions (AAI) offered by French intervention facilities aimed to examine and describe the range of AAI for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) children. We invited 2,302 facilities to reply to an online questionnaire. The responses to our survey (n = 386)...

  8. Companion animals and human health: benefits, challenges, and the road ahead for human-animal interaction

    | Contributor(s):: Friedman, E., Krause-Parello, C. A.

  9. Editorial: Children and Companion Animals: Psychosocial, Medical and Neurobiological Implications

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    | Contributor(s):: Andrea Beetz, lynette arnason hart, Brinda Inida Jegatheesan, Naoko Koda

    This Research Topic presents experiences with companion animals provided to children in varied settings. Methods include monitoring of the ongoing interaction of children with companion animals, or conducting interviews or surveys, as well as experimental interventions where changes occurring...

  10. The Impact of a Horse Riding Intervention on the Social Functioning of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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    | Contributor(s):: Harris, A., Williams, J. M.

  11. Effectiveness of a standardized equine-assisted therapy program for children with autism spectrum disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Borgi, Marta, Loliva, Dafne, Cerino, Stefania, Chiarotti, Flavia, Venerosi, Aldina, Bramini, Maria, Nonnis, Enrico, Marcelli, Marco, Vinti, Claudia, Santis, Chiara, Bisacco, Francesca, Fagerlie, Monica, Frascarelli, Massimo, Cirulli, Francesca

  12. Effectiveness of a Standardized Equine-Assisted Therapy Program for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Borgi, M., Loliva, D., Cerino, S., Chiarotti, F., Venerosi, A., Bramini, M., Nonnis, E., Marcelli, M., Vinti, C., De Santis, C., Bisacco, F., Fagerlie, M., Frascarelli, M., Cirulli, F.

  13. Feb 10 2017

    Animal-Assisted Interventions: Incorporating Animals in Therapeutic Goals & Treatment

    Are you in need of an effective intervention to help build rapport with your clients who otherwise take many sessions to trust you and feel safe before disclosing? Animals can bridge the trust gap...

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/511

  14. Integrating animals in the classroom: The attitudes and experiences of Australian school teachers toward animal-assisted interventions for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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    | Contributor(s):: Bradley P. Smith, Ashley A. Dale

    The introduction of animals into school classrooms has been posited as a beneficial intervention for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  Whilst evidence that animal-assisted interventions or activities can positively influence classroom behaviour and learning outcomes is...

  15. Nov 03 2016

    Centers for Human-Animal Bond

    Please note that the November 3rd lecture Horses, Dogs, and Autism Spectrum Disorder: Evidence-based Benefits given by Dr. Robin Gabriels is a FREE lecture. There is no need to register if you plan...

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/464

  16. Effectiveness of a standardized equine-assisted therapy program for children with autism spectrum disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Borgi, Marta, Loliva, Dafne, Cerino, Stefania, Chiarotti, Flavia, Venerosi, Aldina, Bramini, Maria, Nonnis, Enrico, Marcelli, Marco, Vinti, Claudia, Santis, Chiara, Bisacco, Francesca, Fagerlie, Monica, Frascarelli, Massimo, Cirulli, Francesca

  17. Effectiveness of a Standardized Equine-Assisted Therapy Program for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Borgi, M., Loliva, D., Cerino, S., Chiarotti, F., Venerosi, A., Bramini, M., Nonnis, E., Marcelli, M., Vinti, C., De Santis, C., Bisacco, F., Fagerlie, M., Frascarelli, M., Cirulli, F.

  18. Animals may act as social buffers: Skin conductance arousal in children with autism spectrum disorder in a social context

    | Contributor(s):: O'Haire, Marguerite E., McKenzie, Samantha J., Beck, Alan M., Slaughter, Virginia

  19. Animal-Assisted Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder

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    | Contributor(s):: Marguerite E. O'Haire, Noémie A. Guérin, Alison Claire Kirkham, Courtney L. Daigle

    Approximately 1 in 68 children in the United States has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD; Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, 2014). There is no cure for ASD; therefore, current treatment efforts focus on behavior management and social...

  20. Care farms as a short-break service for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

    | Contributor(s):: Ferwerda-van Zonneveld, R. T., Oosting, S. J., Kijlstra, A.