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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. Considerations for the Retirement of Therapy Animals

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

  3. 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...

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

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

  5. Evaluation of Risk of Zoonotic Pathogen Transmission in a University-Based Animal Assisted Intervention (AAI) Program

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    | Contributor(s):: Boyle, S. F., Corrigan, V. K., Buechner-Maxwell, V., Pierce, B. J.

  6. 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.

  7. 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...

  8. Eläinavusteinen interventio : asiakkaan toiminnallisuuden tukeminen koira-avusteisin menetelmin : kirjaprojekti

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    | Contributor(s):: Eeva Kahilaniemi

    Eläinavusteinen interventio – asiakkaan toiminnallisuuden tukeminen koira-avusteisin menetelmin on opinnäytetyö, jonka tuotoksena toteutin saman nimisen oppikirjan. Toiminnallisena opinnäytetyönä tehty kirja on suunnattu sosiaali-, terveys- ja kasvatusalojen...

  9. The role of therapy and service animals in the lives of persons with disabilities

    | Contributor(s):: Fine, A. H.

  10. The efficacy of therapy dogs as teaching adjuncts in promoting empathy in preschool children

    | Contributor(s):: Michael Jeffrey Donaldson

    The purpose of this study was to present empirical evidence about the efficacy of using therapy dogs as teacher adjuncts in schools to promote the social and emotional skills of preschool-aged children. Across a nine-week period of time, preschool-aged children assigned to the treatment condition...

  11. Human - animal interaction and the benefits to mental health: A phenomenological study

    | Contributor(s):: Jasmin Jau

    The prevalence of mental illness is a major concern in Australia and worldwide. It is one of the leading causes of disability in Australia and it is estimated that globally one in four people will experience a mental illness at some point in their life. One of the lesser known therapies and...

  12. Sep 08 2017

    Professionalizing the Passion - Pet Partners Conference 2017

    Join us for two full days of presentations on topics spanning current research and best practices, as well as opportunities to network with others committed to the highest professional standards in...

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/574

  13. Aug 10 2017

    Animal Assisted Interventions: Creating a competent, compassionate, and cross-disciplinary future

    Learn hands-on, practical applications of animal assisted interventions (AAIs) as well as how AAIs have helped a variety of populations from experts in the field. Current or interested...

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/551

  14. May 17 2017

    Animal Assistance Intervention International (AAII) Working Meeting/Symposium

    The Board of AAII would like to invite members to take part in a Working Meeting/Symposium in Vienna on 17th and 18th May 2017.The focus of the Working Meeting/Symposium will be on bringing a group...

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/573

  15. Animal-assisted intervention as health promotion for elderly persons with dementia

    | Contributor(s):: Christine Olsen

    Dementia is an increasing health concern for old people, their families, and their social and health care providers. A range of health care services is needed for persons with dementia, ranging from home-based services, respite care (e.g. attending a day-care centre), to residential care at a...

  16. Farm animal-assisted interventions in clinical depression

    | Contributor(s):: Ingeborg Pedersen

    Depression affects millions of people every year. Depressed individuals suffer from depressed mood, loss of interest and enjoyment, reduced energy, diminished activity, reduced attention and concentration and reduced self-esteem. The consequences are substantial both for each individual and for...

  17. Apr 05 2017

    Animal-Assisted Interventions: An Incredible Range of Therapeutic Benefits

    This informative and interactive seminar provides an array of animal-assisted interventions and clinical techniques that will greatly improve your client outcomes in a broad range of areas,...

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/530

  18. The Use of Animal-Assisted Interventions in Social Services: A Literature Synthesis

    | Contributor(s):: Rebecca Sheluk

    The field of Animal-Assisted Interventions (AAI’s) is emerging and developing steadily, however the available literature which addresses this field is limited. This literature synthesis includes 27 articles from this limited pool and addresses what AAI programs exist, how they are being...

  19. Pets Helping People, Inc.

    Pets Helping People is a not-for-profit  501(c) 3 organization established in 1998 on the premise that dogs, through their unconditional love and acceptance and acute senses, when paired with a compassionate human can be a remarkable source of companionship, inspiration, motivation and...

  20. Feb 24 2016

    Animal-Assisted Interventions: An Incredible Range of Therapeutic Benefits Seminar

    This informative and interactive seminar provides an array of animal-assisted interventions and clinical techniques that will greatly improve your client outcomes in a broad range of areas,...

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/439