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  1. An Evaluation of Animal-Assisted Therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorders: Therapist and Parent Perspectives

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    | Contributor(s):: Ang, C. S., MacDougall, F. A.

    Although there are a variety of psychological and therapeutic approaches to coping Autism Spectrum Disorder, people with autism still face some challenges in a "normal" therapy setting. Some therapy organizations and services have proposed an alternative therapy approach,...

  2. The effects of Animal Assisted Therapy on autonomic and endocrine activity in adults with autism spectrum disorder: A randomized controlled trial

    | Contributor(s):: Wijker, C., Kupper, N., Leontjevas, R., Spek, A., Enders-Slegers, M. J.

  3. Manualized equine-assisted therapy protocol for clients with autism spectrum disorder

    | Contributor(s):: McKissock, H. B., Bowen, A., Dawson, S., Eldridge, L., McIntire, J., Stanojevic, C., Tamas, D., McCormick, B. P.

  4. Exploratory study of fecal cortisol, weight, and behavior as measures of stress and welfare in shelter cats during assimilation into families of children with autism spectrum disorder

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    | Contributor(s):: Carlisle, G. K., Johnson, R. A., Koch, C. S., Lyons, L. A., Wang, Z., Bibbo, J., Cheak-Zamora, N.

    Background: Cats are a common companion animal (CA) in US households, and many live in families of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The prevalence of ASD is one in 54, and many children have behavior challenges as well as their diagnostic communication disorders. Objective:...

  5. A Stakeholder-Engaged Approach to Development of an Animal-Assisted Intervention for Obesity Prevention Among Youth With Autism Spectrum Disorder and Their Pet Dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Linder, D. E., Folta, S. C., Must, A., Mulé, C. M., Cash, S. B., Halbreich, E. D., Colón, C., Sullivan, S., Sanabria, E., Gibbs, D., Farrell, T.

    Stakeholder involvement in research has been demonstrated to increase the effectiveness, validity, and quality of a study. This paper describes the engagement of a stakeholder panel in the development and implementation of an animal-assisted intervention (AAI) assessment and program for...

  6. The effects of social and non-social distracting stimuli on dogs with different levels of social competence – Empirical evidence for a canine model of autism

    | Contributor(s):: Galambos, Ágoston, Petró, Eszter, Nagy, Bernadett, Turcsán, Borbála, Topál, József

  7. Investigating Human-Animal Interactions in Homes of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Mixed Methods Approach

    | Contributor(s):: Lisk, Caitlin R.

  8. Visual Exploration and Observation of Real-Life Interactions Between Children with ASD and Service Dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Dollion, N., Toutain, M., François, N., Champagne, N., Plusquellec, P., Grandgeorge, M.

  9. Evaluating preference for and reinforcing efficacy of a therapy dog to increase verbal statements

    | Contributor(s):: Jorgenson, C. D., Clay, C. J., Kahng, S.

  10. Outcomes of assistance dog placement in the home for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and their families: A pilot study

    | Contributor(s):: Leung, J. Y., Mackenzie, L., Dickson, C.

  11. "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.

  12. A thematic analysis of influences on parents' autism intervention decisions

    | Contributor(s):: Wilson, Meghan, Whelan, Thomas, Milne, Lisa, Hamilton, David, Jacobs, Diane, Pilkington, Pamela

  13. Pilot Study: Occupational Therapy in an Equine Environment for Youth With Autism

    | Contributor(s):: Peters, B. Caitlin, Wood, Wendy, Hepburn, Susan, Bundy, Anita

  14. 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.

  15. Canine-assisted occupational therapy for children on the autism spectrum: Parents' perspectives

    | Contributor(s):: Hill, J. R., Ziviani, J., Driscoll, C.

  16. The Impacts of a Reading-to-Dog Programme on Attending and Reading of Nine Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

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    | Contributor(s):: Stefania Uccheddu, Mariangela Albertini, Ludovica Pierantoni, Sara Fantino, Federica Pirrone

    Poor knowledge is available on the effectiveness of reading to dogs in educational settings, particularly in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). In this study, we test the hypothesis that reading to a dog improves propensity towards books and motivation to read after the end of the...

  17. Northern Indiana Service Dogs

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    Northern Indiana Service Dogs provides mobility assistance service dogs, autism service dogs, seizure service dogs, and PTSD service dogs.

  18. Effects of a Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program on Social Interaction and Communication in Children with Autism

    | Contributor(s):: Zhao, M., Chen, S., You, Y., Wang, Y., Zhang, Y.

  19. Animal-Assisted Intervention: A Promising Approach to Obesity Prevention for Youth With Autism Spectrum Disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Must, A., Mulé, C. M., Linder, D. E., Cash, S. B., Folta, S. C.

    2021Front Vet Sci86460812297-1769 (Print)2297-176910.3389/fvets.2021.646081engDepartment of Public Health & Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, United States.Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, University...

  20. Hoofbeats to Healing

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    Hoofbeats to Healing is dedicated to providing therapeutic horse back riding in Saratoga Springs, Utah.  We use an effective natural approach to therapeutic horse back riding via Missouri Fox Trotter and Andalusian horses. Based on the theory of Cross hemispheric integration, which is if a...