Parents' and facilitators' perceptions of children with autism spectrum disorder in an equine-assisted learning programme
| Contributor(s):: Megan Butt
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) currently affects an estimated 1:68 children globally and is the second most common disability worldwide. ASD is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterised by abnormal social behaviour, delays in language, sensory processing difficulties and restricted and...
Early diagnosis and intervention for autism spectrum disorder in Africa: insights from a case study
| Contributor(s):: Nicole Wannenburg, Roelf van Niekerk
Awareness and concern regarding the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) has increased worldwide.1-3 In high resource countries, this has led to an increase in funding for ASD research and the inclusion of ASD in health policies.1,4 Despite an increase in research on ASD in Africa in the...
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...
Therapeutic horseback riding crossover effects of attachment behaviors with family pets in a sample of children with autism spectrum disorder
| Contributor(s):: Petty, J. D., Pan, ZhaoXing
The unique needs of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have implications for animal welfare. This nested pilot study examined the effects of a randomized trial of 10-week therapeutic horseback riding (THR) intervention versus a no-horse barn activity (BA) control group on...
Affectionate Interactions of Cats with Children Having Autism Spectrum Disorder
| Contributor(s):: lynette arnason hart, abigail p thigpen, Neil H Willits, Leslie A. Lyons, Irva Hertz-Picciotto, Benjamin L Hart
Mental and physical benefits of dogs have been reported for adults and children with special needs, but less is known about benefits of cats for children. A cat that can be held by a child could provide important therapeutic companionship for children with severe or less severe autism spectrum...
Nov 03 2016
Centers for Human-Animal Bond
When Fraser met Billy : an autistic boy, a rescue cat, and the transformative power of animal connections
| Contributor(s):: Booth, Louise
Equine assisted therapy and its benefits for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
| Contributor(s):: Andress, Sarah Daniela
The secret language of dolphins
| Contributor(s):: St John, Patricia
Animal-assisted Activities for Students With Disabilities: Obtaining Stakeholders' Approval and Planning Strategies for Teachers
| Contributor(s):: Baumgartner, Erin, Cho, Jeong-il
The Alone Rangers and Silver
| Contributor(s):: Arnold, L. Eugene
Doing, being and becoming : the sociality of children with autism in activities with therapy dogs and other people
| Contributor(s):: Solomon, Olga
Le lien à l'animal permet-il une récupération sociale et cognitive chez l'enfant avec autisme?
| Contributor(s):: Marine Grandgeorge
The central aim of this research project was to evidence possible influences of relationships with animals on children with autistic disorders. To investigate this complex issue, we drew on multidisciplinary (ethological, psychological and child psychiatric) competences and used their different...
New Directions in Canine Assisted Therapy: Developing Canine Bonds with Children with Autism
22 Jul 2014 |
Posted by Patty Dobbs Gross
This column focuses on the still unfolding fate of four golden pups delivered by North Star Molly this time last year. Three of these pups are now working in our program with their carefully chosen...
Partners With Paws
Partners with Paws provides life changing therapy for students in the Lake County School System & Surrounding Areas. Our programs foster positive development: *Academically with improved focus *Mentally by way of reduced stress *Physically with improved cardiovascular health *Medically with...
Paws As Loving Support (PALS) Assistance Dogs
Paws As Loving Support (PALS) Assistance Dogs, founded in 2009, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing quality of life throughout our community by providing “Special PALS for Special Needs”. Our specially trained dogs are placed as:Service PALS to help children with autism...
Paws Patrol Pet Partners ® group has been promoting the healing human-animal bond since 1997. We accompany our animal teammates to visit those who are lonely, ill or disabled. Through their unconditional love and acceptance, the animals have brought smiles to autistic children's faces, affection...
A friend like Henry : the remarkable true story of an autistic boy and the dog that unlocked his world
| Contributor(s):: Gardner, Nuala