Parental Perspectives of Occupational Therapy in an Equine Environment for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Contributor(s):: Kalmbach, D., Wood, W., Peters, B. C.
Canine Assisted Occupational Therapy for Children on the Autism Spectrum: A Pilot Randomised Control Trial
Contributor(s):: Hill, J., Ziviani, J., Driscoll, C., Teoh, A. L., Chua, J. M., Cawdell-Smith, J.
Social Development of Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder During Dog-Assisted Therapy: A Detailed Observational Analysis
Contributor(s):: Wijker, C., Steen, S. V., Spek, A., Leontjevas, R., Enders-Slegers, M. J.
Effects of Pet Dogs for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and their Families: Expectations versus Reality
Contributor(s):: Hannah Wright, Sophie Hall, Annette Hames, Jessica Hardiman, Aaron Burgess, PAWS Team, Richard Mills, Daniel Mills
Previous studies have examined the specific benefits of therapy and assistance dogs on children with autism, but until recently only anecdotes existed concerning the benefits of pet dogs. We conducted structured interviews with 40 parents of children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to...
Changes in behavioural synchrony during dog-assisted therapy for children with autism spectrum disorder and children with Down syndrome
Contributor(s):: Griffioen, R. E., van der Steen, S., Verheggen, T., Enders-Slegers, M. J., Cox, R.
Animal-assisted activity improves social behaviors in psychiatrically hospitalized youth with autism
Contributor(s):: Germone, M. M., Gabriels, R. L., Guérin, N. A., Pan, Z., Banks, T., O'Haire, M. E.
"The connection just happens": Therapists' perspectives of canine-assisted occupational therapy for children on the autism spectrum
Contributor(s):: Hill, J. R., Ziviani, J., Driscoll, C.
Trastornos del espectro autista: Intervención asistida con animales
| Contributor(s):: Sergio Quintero Moreno
This project aims to make an approach to Animal Assisted Interventions and, more specifically, to the benefits that they can promote in the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in childhood. In addition, a proposal is offered in order to guarantee the validity and reliability of future...
Pet Dogs Improve Family Functioning and Reduce Anxiety in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
| Contributor(s):: Wright, Hannah, Hall, Sophie, Hames, Annette, Hardiman, Jessica, Mills, Richard, Team, Paws Project, Mills, Daniel
There is increasing evidence to suggest that dogs are beneficial for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in therapy sessions, and anecdotal reports suggest that dogs may have wider benefits, in a family setting. This study investigated the effect of dog ownership on family functioning...
Angeles en Cuatro Patas (Angels on Four Legs)
We are a rehabilitation center and nonprofit dedicated to children and adolescents with special physical and mental needs.Angels on four legs began its activity over twenty-three years ago as an idea of social work aimed at children with mild and chronic disabilities. This institution...
Canine-assisted occupational therapy for children on the autism spectrum: Parents' perspectives
| Contributor(s):: Hill, J. R., Ziviani, J., Driscoll, C.
INTRODUCTION: Canine-assisted therapy is thought to facilitate the engagement of children on the autism spectrum within therapy sessions. There is limited research, however, about how canine-assisted occupational therapy with children on the autism spectrum enhances their engagement in therapy...
Parental Perceptions of the Nature of the Relationship Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Share with Their Canine Companion
| Contributor(s):: Harwood, C., Kaczmarek, E., Drake, D.
Parent Perceptions of Psychosocial Outcomes of Equine-Assisted Interventions for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
| Contributor(s):: Tan, V. X., Simmonds, J. G.
Early diagnosis and intervention for autism spectrum disorder in Africa: insights from a case study
| Contributor(s):: Wannenburg, N., van Niekerk, R.
Specialized Equine Services and Therapeutic Riding
Our mission as Specialized Equine Services is to provide exceptional therapeutic services, through trained accredited and dedicated professionals and volunteers, improving the quality of life for those in Southern Illinois.
Effects of Assisted Animal Therapy on the Development of Socio-emotional Abilities of Children with Autism
| Contributor(s):: A.-N. Grigore, M. Bazgan
We focused in this research on the effects of animal-assisted therapy on improving the socio-emotional skills development of children with autism. To achieve the research were used: case study (main method), interview-based survey, document analysis, and observation method. The tools used are...
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.
Eläin lapsen vuorovaikutus-ja kommunikointitaitojen tukijana : Systemaattinen kirjallisuuskatsaus
| Contributor(s):: Katri Tarnanen, Tiina Varis
Eläinavusteisesta terapiasta löytyy nykyisin lukemattomasti kirjallisuutta, mistä voidaan päätellä ihmisten yhä lisääntyvää mielenkiintoa aihetta kohtaan. Eläinavusteista terapiaa sovelletaan erilaisilla tavoilla...
Social rivalry triggers visual attention in children with autism spectrum disorders
| 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,...
Amy's Wish With Wings
Our mission is to provide equine assisted activities for children with special needs. This may include but is not limited to children with autism, down syndrome, brain injuries, cerebral palsy, victims of abuse, vision impaired, selective mutism and many others. These children benefit...