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  1. Dogs in Schools: The Impact of Specific Human–Dog Interactions on Reading Ability in Children Aged 6 to 8 Years

    Contributor(s):: Connell, Chantelle G., Tepper, Deanna L., Landry, Oriane, Bennett, Pauleen C.

    Dog-assisted educational programs, including reading programs, are becoming an area of research focus, based on claims of various advantages for children. However, while available findings typically indicate benefits for the children involved, the low quality of evidence makes it difficult to...

  2. The Meaning of Companion Animals for Children and Adolescents with Autism: The Parents' Perspective

    Contributor(s):: Byström, Kristina M., Persson, Cristina A. Lundqvist

    The aim of this study was to understand parents' perspectives on how children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) benefit from a relationship with companion animals. Parents were invited to participate in focus-group discussions. One open-ended question with follow-up questions...

  3. Human-Animal Interaction Research: Progress and Possibilities

    Contributor(s):: Griffin, J. A., Hurley, K., McCune, S.

    2019Front Psychol1028031664-1078 (Print)1664-107810.3389/fpsyg.2019.02803engThe National Institutes of Health, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, MD, United States.Mars Incorporated, Global Scientific Affairs, McLean, VA,...

  4. Spotlight on the psychological basis of childhood pet attachment and its implications

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    | Contributor(s):: Wanser, S. H., Vitale, K. R., Thielke, L. E., Brubaker, L., Udell, M. A.

  5. Measuring Human-Animal Attachment in a Large U.S. Survey: Two Brief Measures for Children and Their Primary Caregivers

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    | Contributor(s):: Bures, R. M., Mueller, M. K., Gee, N. R.

  6. 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...

  7. Integrative commentary I: Do companion animals support social, emotional, and cognitive development of children?

    | Contributor(s):: Kotrschal, Kurt, Freund, Lisa S., McCune, Sandra, Esposito, Layla, Gee, Nancy R., McCardle, Peggy

  8. Animals in the lives of children

    | Contributor(s):: Melson, Gail F., Fine, Aubrey H.

  9. L'enfant avec un autisme et l'animal dans un lien signifant: Des possibilités d'interventions thérapeutiques

    | Contributor(s):: Maurer, Marie, Delfour, Fabienne, Trudel, Marcel, Adrien, Jean-Louis

  10. Does the Animal Fun program improve motor performance in children aged 4–6 years?

    | Contributor(s):: Piek, J. P., McLaren, S., Kane, R., Jensen, L., Dender, A., Roberts, C., Rooney, R., Packer, T., Straker, L.

  11. The Blue Dog: Evaluation of an interactive software program o teach young children how to interact safely with dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Schwebel, David C., Morrongiello, Barbara A., Davis, Aaron L., Stewart, Julia, Bell, Melissa

  12. The human child's nature orientation

    | Contributor(s):: Lee, Patrick C.

  13. New England Pet Partners, Inc.

    New England Pet Partners Inc. is a non-profit organization - 501(c)(3), #17597 that trains, evaluates and supports Registered Pet Assisted Therapy and Reading Education Assistance Dog Teams. While most of our partners are dogs, we joyfully partner up with cats and occasionally horses.

  14. Experimental trial demonstrates positive effects of equine facilitated learning on child social competence

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    | Contributor(s):: Patricia Pendry, Stephanie Roeter

    Although equine facilitated programs have gained in popularity over the last decade, virtually nothing is known about the causal effects of equine facilitated interventions on human development and wellbeing. To address this gap in the literature, researchers conducted a randomized controlled...

  15. The psychological relevance of "just animals": An inquiry into their influence on psychosocial development across the lifespan

    | Contributor(s):: Ford, Ingrid

  16. Sit Stay Read

    SitStayRead’s mission is to improve literacy skills and foster a love of learning in at-risk children. Founded in 2003, the organization brings teams of trained volunteers and certified reading assistance dogs to Chicago Public Schools and inner-city community programs. SitStayRead is the leading...

  17. 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.

  18. Sit, stay, and heal

    | Contributor(s):: Merskin, Debra

  19. Childhood obesity and human

    | Contributor(s):: Salmon, Jo, Timperio, Anna

  20. Establishing the effectiveness of animal-assisted therapies: Methodological standards, issues, and strategies

    | Contributor(s):: Kazdin, Alan E.