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  1. How Educators Use Dogs to Support Children's Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Development

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    | Contributor(s):: Michelle Roberts-Schneider

    Children's undeveloped social, emotional, and behavioral skills have long been a concern in early childhood classrooms. Numerous studies have illuminated how therapy dogs in pedagogical settings support children's holistic development, yet there is scant data on the integration of...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. Feather, Feet, and Fin Safety in the Classroom

    | Contributor(s):: Roy, Ken

  5. Teachers' experiences with humane education and animals in the elementary classroom: Implications for empathy development

    | Contributor(s):: Daly, Beth, Suggs, Suzanne

    An increasing amount of research has emerged in recent years regarding the benefits that household pets have for individuals, much of which focuses on child-pet relationships. A number of studies have explored the role of pets in elementary classroom settings and what advantages their presence...

  6. The use of dogs in medical and veterinary training: understanding and approaching student uneasiness

    | Contributor(s):: Arluke, A.

    Although the educational use of dogs, both live and cadaverous, has declined in recent years in medical and veterinary schools, the practice still continues. The use of live dogs in U.S. medical education has dropped sharply during the last two decades. At present, the majority of such schools...

  7. A Guide to Managing Your Classroom Pets

    | Contributor(s):: Caras, Robert

  8. The Adventures of a Guinea Pig: Sharing a Class Pet with Children and Their Families

    | Contributor(s):: Boyer, Becky

  9. What Did You Do with Sophie, Teacher?

    | Contributor(s):: MacIsaac, Pat, King, Susan

  10. 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

  11. 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...

  12. 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...