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Evaluating a supported nature play programme, parents’ perspectives
Contributor(s):: Ward, Tanya, Goldingay, Sophie, Parson, Judi
For the Love of Riley: A Study of the Impact of Animal Interactions in the Development of Empathy in Children
Contributor(s):: Rachel Lee
Early Childhood Education professionals teamed up with an Animal Science honors student and a little dog named ‘Riley’ to answer this question. A pet care curriculum was developed centering on what a dog would need to be happy, healthy, and to “feel” loved; Riley served as...
Childhood animal abuse and violent criminal behavior: a brief review of the literature
Contributor(s):: Susan M. McDonald
The connection between cruelty to animals in childhood/early adolescence and adult violent criminal behavior has been a topic of interest for decades. Formal research on this matter began as early as the 1960s with Mead’s 1964 bulletin article including her theory “that childhood...
Dog bite risk: an assessment of child temperament and child-dog interactions
Contributor(s):: Davis, A. L., Schwebel, D. C., Morrongiello, B. A., Stewart, J., Bell, M.
And then the dog died
Contributor(s):: Kaufman, Kenneth R., Kaufman, Nathaniel D.
Childhood grief and mourning of family and friends may have immediate and long-lasting consequences including depression, anxiety, social withdrawal, behavioral disturbances, and school underachievement. Childhood pet bereavement is no less important, because the pet is often considered a member...
Aggression against cats, dogs and people
Contributor(s):: Felthous, A. R.
The effects of the presence of a companion animal on physiological arousal and behavioral distress in children during a physical examination
Contributor(s):: Nagengast, S. L., Baun, M. M., Megel, M., Leibowitz, J. M.
Autism Service Dogs of America
Our mission at Autism Service Dogs of America (ASDA) is to make a positive impact on the lives of children living with autism—and their families—by providing exceptionally well trained service dogs.Our service dogs provide a physical and emotional anchor for children with autism. With their child...
Origins of fear of dogs in adults and children: The role of conditioning processes and prior familiarity with dogs
| Contributor(s):: Sharon Doogan, Glyn V. Thomas
One hundred adults and 30 children completed questionnaires to investigate fear of dogs. Dog fearful adults asked to recall the origins of their fear reported classical conditioning experiences more frequently than vicarious acquisition or informational transmission. Overall, however, there was...
Afternoons with Puppy : inspirations from a therapist and his animals
| Contributor(s):: Fine, Aubrey H., Eisen, Cynthia J.
Effect of service dogs on salivary cortisol secretion in autistic children
| Contributor(s):: Viau, R., Arsenault-Lapierre, G., Fecteau, S., Champagne, N., Walker, C. D., Lupien, S.
Attitudes of children and adults to dogs in Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom
| Contributor(s):: Lakestani, Nelly, Donaldson, Morag L., Verga, Marina, Waran, Natalie
Prevention of dog bites: Evaluation of a brief educational intervention program for preschool children
| Contributor(s):: Wilson, Fiona, Dwyer, Fleur, Bennett, Pauleen C.
Can Dogs Prime Autistic Children for Therapy? Evidence from a Single Case Study
| Contributor(s):: Silva, Karine, Correia, Rita, Lima, Mariely, Magalhães, Ana, de Sousa, Liliana
[Recent data on the interaction between a child and its family pet]
| Contributor(s):: Montagner, H., Millot, J. L., Filiatre, J. C., Eckerlin, A., Gagnon, A. C.
Pet therapy. Animals in human therapy
| Contributor(s):: Ballarini, G.