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  1. The Effectiveness of Animal Assisted Activity and Animal Assisted Therapy in Reducing Symptoms of Depression

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    | Contributor(s):: Alexis J. Hauser

    This paper reviews the use of Animal Assisted Activity (AAA) and Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) to effectively treat individuals experiencing symptoms of depression. This paper discusses the symptoms of depression, the process and techniques of AAA and AAT, and the effectiveness of AAA and AAT...

  2. Current Standards and Practices Within the Therapy Dog Industry: Results of a Representative Survey of United States Therapy Dog Organizations

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    | Contributor(s):: James A. Serpell, Katherine A. Kruger, Lisa M. Freeman, James A. Griffin, Zenithson Y. Ng

    Organizations that deliver animal-assisted interventions (AAIs), as well as those that train, evaluate, and register therapy dogs, have proliferated in recent decades in the United States (U.S.). Each of these organizations has its own policies and procedures for screening, evaluating, and...

  3. Tacit Knowledge Within Equine-Assisted Intervention (EAI): How Social Relation Theory and Emotional Work Theory Provide Access to an Elusive Form of Knowledge

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    | Contributor(s):: Catharina Carlsson, Daniel Nilsson Ranta

    This paper aims to analyze the central features within equine-assisted intervention (EAI) and the primary concepts of Goffman's theories of social identity and Hochschild's theories of emotional work. Analyzing a dialog with participants viewing the video recordings of their own EAI...

  4. Bison Strides

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    Partnering horses and humans to benefit the mind, body and spirit of people with physical, cognitive, emotional, behavioral and mental health needs, Bison Strides embodies the land-grant ideals of NDSU through innovative education, research and outreach.

  5. Queen of Hearts Ranch

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    Students are usually referred to the Center by physicians, therapists, teachers, family members and friends. Our students are challenged by various disabling conditions including cerebral palsy, spina bifida, paraplegia, sight and hearing deficit, developmental and learning disabilities. Their...

  6. Dogs trigger attention during Animal Assisted Intervention in prison: a preliminary study

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    | Contributor(s):: Marine Grandgeorge, Martine Hausberger, Christine Heyraud, Astrid Hirschelmann

    Animal-assisted interventions (AAI) seem to offer promising possibilities to prevent daily conditions of inmates (overcrowding or social isolation); however, nothing is known either about the potential processes involved or impact AAI on the development of interactions between inmates. We...

  7. Editorial: Human-Animal Interaction (HAI) Research: A Decade of Progress

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    | Contributor(s):: Sandra McCune, Peggy McCardle, James A. Griffin, Layla Esposito, Karyl Hurley, Regina Bures, Katherine A. Kruger

  8. Equine Assisted Programs for Military Service Members: A Program Evaluation Using Importance-Performance Analysis

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    | Contributor(s):: Taylor Hooker

    Developing research, anecdotal evidence and a growing focus on non-pharmacological interventions for veterans with post-traumatic stress support the use equine-therapy as a therapeutic outlet; however, programmatic factors that contribute to veteran’s desire to attend such programs are...

  9. Palatka Pastures

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    The Palatka Pastures mission is to enhance the lives of those with various physical, emotional, behavioral, and learning challenges by offering various equine horse therapy programs in a safe and supportive environment.

  10. The Effects of Animal-Assisted Therapy in Older Adults with Dementia

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    | Contributor(s):: Alison Waid Higgins

  11. Project Horse

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    Project Horse provides custom-tailored equine assisted mental health services to individuals of nearly any age who are facing emotional, behavioral or cognitive challenges. We offer a unique and engaging way to deliver help and support — every participant works in partnership with one or...

  12. Pegasus Springs Therapeutic Riding Center

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    The mission of Pegasus Springs Therapeutic Riding Center is to provide hope, healing, growth, and respite to children and adults affected by cognitive, physical, traumatic & emotional disabilities within the entire Northeast / North Central Michigan area and beyond, utilizing credentialed...

  13. Heart of Horse Sense

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        Heart of Horse Sense was initially founded to support quality, professional trauma-informed equine therapy services for Veterans, First Responders, At-Risk Youth & their families. Our mission has expanded now to include all survivors of trauma. Our vision is that...

  14. Effects of therapeutic horse-riding program on the walking ability of students with intellectual disabilities

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    | Contributor(s):: Ok-Deuk Kang

    The purpose of this study was to determine if an 8-week therapeutic riding (TR) program was effective in improving the walking ability of students with intellectual disabilities. Thirteen students diagnosed with intellectual disabilities participated in the TR program. TR sessions were...

  15. Stakeholders' Perspectives on the Safety of an Adaptive Riding Program for Adults Living with Dementia and Care Partners

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    | Contributor(s):: Alicia A. Oestreich, Beth E. Fields

    The purpose of this qualitative community-based participatory research was to explore the safety perspectives of stakeholders involved in an adaptive horseback riding program designed to enhance the quality of life of adults living with dementia and their care partners. Human–animal...

  16. Noah's A.R.T.

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    Noah’s A.R.T. was founded in 2015 with a mission: to utilise the benefits of the human-animal bond to improve mental health and wellbeing in Greater Manchester.

  17. Big Furry Friends

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    We are a therapy team that offers animal-assisted intervention. Our program consists of our love for children and assisting them with activities in an educational setting and assist the professional therapists in a therapeutic environment.

  18. Red Horse

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    Red Horse Center for Collaborative Leadership is dedicated to strengthening collaborations for the greater good. We work with humans and horses, through mindful experiential learning and considerate leadership models to discover and empower positive change in the world.

  19. Therapeutic Riding and Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Program Evaluation

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    | Contributor(s):: Brenna Goodwin

    Therapeutic riding is a commonly used therapeutic approach for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Research supports therapeutic riding for children with ASD; however, the effect of specific sub-types of therapeutic riding (e.g., therapeutic riding drill team) has been under...

  20. Penawar Hippotherapy Centre

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