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  1. Spawning executive functions in first graders: Exploring situated learning experiences with the classroom pet consistent with children's temperament

    Contributor(s):: Kristan Nicole Pearce

    Rapid growth in all domains of development occurs during the early childhood years. Even so, the pressures of high stakes testing and the push down of curriculum often elicit a focus on cognitive development while neglecting other developmental areas important in school and later life success...

  2. Integrating animals in the classroom: The attitudes and experiences of Australian school teachers toward animal-assisted interventions for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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    Contributor(s):: Bradley P. Smith, Ashley A. Dale

    The introduction of animals into school classrooms has been posited as a beneficial intervention for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  Whilst evidence that animal-assisted interventions or activities can positively influence classroom behaviour and learning outcomes is...

  3. Animals may act as social buffers: Skin conductance arousal in children with autism spectrum disorder in a social context

    Contributor(s):: O'Haire, Marguerite E., McKenzie, Samantha J., Beck, Alan M., Slaughter, Virginia

  4. Animal-assisted Activities for Students With Disabilities: Obtaining Stakeholders' Approval and Planning Strategies for Teachers

    Contributor(s):: Baumgartner, Erin, Cho, Jeong-il

  5. Socio-emotional correlates of a schooldog-teacher-team in the classroom

    Contributor(s):: Beetz, A.


    Contributor(s):: Joel Dillard Ray

  7. PJ's Pals

    PJ's Pals is a reading assistance dog program that is patterned after the R.E.A.D.® Program (Reading Education Assistance Dogs)

  8. Classroom Pets and Young Children: Supporting Early Development

    | Contributor(s):: Meadan, Hedda, Jegatheesan, Brinda

  9. The relationship between bonding with nonhuman animals and students' attitudes toward science

    | Contributor(s):: Sorge, C.

  10. The effects of the presence of a dog on the social interactions of children with developmental disabilities

    | Contributor(s):: Stephanie Walters

    The effects of the presence of a dog on the social interactions between children with developmental disabilities and their teacher were analyzed in this study. We examined whether the presentation of a dog would improve the social interactions of three children with developmental disabilities. A...

  11. Active open learner models as animal companions: Motivating children to learn through interacting with My-Pet and Our-Pet

    | Contributor(s):: Chen, Zhi-Hong, Chou, Chih-Yueh, Deng, Yi-Chan, Chan, Tak-Wai

  12. Dog bite prevention - how a blue dog can help

    | Contributor(s):: Keuster, T. de, Cock, I. de, Moons, C. P. H.

    Children are at a higher risk of being bitten by a dog [5,8,9] than other age groups. Most dog bite accidents in young children (median 5 years) occur during everyday activities in the home environment with a familiar dog. Eighty-six percent of the dog bites occurring at home are found to be...

  13. Behavioural effects of the presence of a dog in a classroom

    | Contributor(s):: Kotrschal, K., Ortbauer, B.

    To test the idea that dogs have a positive influence on the social behaviour of school children, one of three dogs was introduced alternately into a class at an elementary school in Vienna, attended by 24 children (mean age: 6.7 years). Most of the 14 boys and ten girls came from first-generation...