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  1. Protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis on the effect of hippotherapy and related equine-assisted therapies on motor capabilities in children with cerebral palsy

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    | Contributor(s):: Martin Häusler, Nicole Heussen

    Background Equine-assisted treatments of the motor system appear to have an effect on the neuromuscular system and aim to improve the pathological condition of children with cerebral palsy. Hippotherapy is a distinct form of equine-assisted therapy where certified physiotherapists use the...

  2. The Relationship Between Living with Dogs and Social and Emotional Development in Childhood

    | Contributor(s):: Dueñas, Jorge-Manuel, Gonzàlez, Laia, Forcada, Raquel, Duran-Bonavila, Silvia, Ferre-Rey, Gisela

  3. Effects of horse riding simulator on sitting motor function in children with spastic cerebral palsy

    | Contributor(s):: Chinniah, H., Natarajan, M., Ramanathan, R., Ambrose, J. W. F.

  4. A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study Examining Effects of Animal Assisted Therapy in Children Undergoing Sealant Placement

    | Contributor(s):: Charowski, M., Wells, M. H., Dormois, L., Fernandez, J. A., Scarbecz, M., Maclin, M.

  5. Effectiveness of animal-assisted therapy on pain in children: A systematic review and meta-analysis

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    | Contributor(s):: Zhang, Y., Yan, F., Li, S., Wang, Y., Ma, Y.

    AIMS: Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) relieves pain by creating a relaxed and comfortable environment to reduce anxiety in children. Yet little is known about its effects on pain in children. This study aims to systematically evaluate the effects of AAT on pain in children. METHODS: Eight...

  6. Effects of animal-assisted therapy on hospitalized children and teenagers: A systematic review and meta-analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Feng, Y., Lin, Y., Zhang, N., Jiang, X., Zhang, L.

  7. Exploring children’s perceptions of an after-school canine-assisted social and emotional learning program: A case study

    | Contributor(s):: Harris, Nicole M., Binfet, John-Tyler

  8. Dog-human behavioral synchronization: family dogs synchronize their behavior with child family members

    | Contributor(s):: Wanser, S. H., MacDonald, M., Udell, M. A. R.

  9. Caregiver perceptions of the benefits of hippotherapy for children with various disorders, disabilities, and medical conditions

    | Contributor(s):: Scotland-Coogan, D., Whitworth, J. D., O'Brien, C. N.

  10. College Students' Experiences of Nonhuman Animal Harm in the United States and The Bahamas

    | Contributor(s):: Fielding, W., Cronin, T. W., Risley-Curtiss, C.

  11. The Influence of Hippotherapy on the Body Posture in a Sitting Position among Children with Cerebral Palsy

    | Contributor(s):: Matusiak-Wieczorek, E., Dziankowska-Zaborszczyk, E., Synder, M., Borowski, A.

  12. Occurrence of Pasteurella multocida in Dogs Being Trained for Animal-Assisted Therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Santaniello, A., Garzillo, S., Amato, A., Sansone, M., Fioretti, A., Menna, L. F.

  13. Parental Perspectives of Occupational Therapy in an Equine Environment for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Kalmbach, D., Wood, W., Peters, B. C.

  14. Animal-assisted psychotherapy for developmental trauma through the lens of interpersonal neurobiology of trauma: Creating connection with self and others

    | Contributor(s):: Parish-Plass, Nancy

  15. Canine Assisted Occupational Therapy for Children on the Autism Spectrum: A Pilot Randomised Control Trial

    | Contributor(s):: Hill, J., Ziviani, J., Driscoll, C., Teoh, A. L., Chua, J. M., Cawdell-Smith, J.

  16. Social Development of Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder During Dog-Assisted Therapy: A Detailed Observational Analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Wijker, C., Steen, S. V., Spek, A., Leontjevas, R., Enders-Slegers, M. J.

  17. Measuring the Social, Behavioral, and Academic Effects of Classroom Pets on Third and Fourth-Grade Students

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    | Contributor(s):: Amy McCullough, Ashleigh Ruehrdanz, Rachel Garthe, Cynthia Hellman, Marguerite O'Haire

    Limited research has documented the benefits of animals for children's learning and development, with a growing number of elementary school teachers incorporating pets into their classrooms. This study assessed the social, behavioral, and academic effects of the presence of small, resident...

  18. The Development and Pilot Evaluation of a "Serious Game" to Promote Positive Child-Animal Interactions

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    | Contributor(s):: Roxanne D. Hawkins, Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Joanne M. Williams

    Animal welfare education aims to nurture compassion, respect and kindness to animals but there remains a need for more rigorous evaluations of such programmes to assess the most effective approaches. Incorporating technology into animal welfare education is a relatively novel field. This study...

  19. The Relationship Between Humane Interactions with Animals, Empathy, and Prosocial Behavior among Children

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    | Contributor(s):: Matthew Wice, Namrata Goyal, Nicole Forsyth, Karly Noel, Emanuele Castano

    We investigated the relationship between empathy, prosocial behavior, and frequency of humane interactions with animals among 3rd grade children (n = 158).  We measured the frequency of humane interactions with animals via the Children's Treatment of Animals Questionnaire (Thompson &...

  20. Household Cats and Children's Mental Health

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    | Contributor(s):: Moira R. Riley, Bonita Gibb, Anne Gadomski

    Despite household cats being the second most popular household pet in the United States, little is known about how cat ownership affects children's development. Although household cats are generally believed to have a positive effect on adult health there are potential risks and benefits of...