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Parent perceptions of the quality of life of pet dogs living with neuro-typically developing and neuro-atypically developing children: An exploratory study
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| Contributor(s):: Sophie S. Hall, Hannah F. Wright, Daniel S. Mills
There is growing scientific and societal recognition of the role that pet dogs can play in healthy development of children; both those who are neuro-typically developing and those who live with a neuro-developmental disorder, such as autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. However,...
Development Benefits of Pets for Young Children. Final Report for the Delta Society.
| Contributor(s):: Robert H. Poresky
Companion Animal Bonding, Children's Home Environments, and Young Children's Social Development
| Contributor(s):: Robert H. Poresky, Charles Hendrix
Educational Possibilities of Keeping Goats in Elementary Schools in Japan
| Contributor(s):: Naoko Koda, Shiho Kutsumi, Toshiya Hirose, Gen Watanabe
Many Japanese elementary schools keep small animals for educational purposes, and the effects and challenges have been investigated. Although goats are medium-sized animals that are familiar to Japanese, few practical studies have been conducted on keeping goats in schools. This study...
Experiencing Pet Loss as a Child: A Parental Perspective
| Contributor(s):: Sarah Jayne Parkin
Due to the positive contributions many companion animals make to the lives of others, it is common for individuals to build strong emotional attachments to their pets. Individuals who have strong relationships with their pets are likely to experience an equally strong grief reaction following...
Children's Perceptions of Friendliness Based on Physical Appearance in Humans and Canines
| Contributor(s):: Elizabeth B. Seagroves
Physical appearance serves as a window to one's character. More specifically, faces give us clues to an individual's emotional state, personality, and behavior. The present study aims to draw parallels between what existing literature reveals about the physical characteristics humans use...
An Exploration of Clinicians' Use of Canine-Assisted Therapy with Child and Adolescent Clients
| Contributor(s):: Galonski, Lauren
Where the wild things are: The benefit of an integrated zoo-based program for the social development of young children
| Contributor(s):: Frankie, Sara Morse
Companion Dogs: Helping Families of Children With and Without Autism
| Contributor(s):: Coltea, Cosmin
To date, research investigating the effects of companion dogs in families with children is scarce (Walsh, 2009), and it is even more scarce for families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The present study investigated the effects of companion dogs in families with and without...
Parental perceptions of dog ownership in the development of communicative competence in children with chronic, physical disability
| Contributor(s):: Wood, Jean Kathleen-Locke
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
Children and the human-animal bond: minimizing pet loss during disasters
| Contributor(s):: Travis, Holly J., Jalongo, Mary Renck
The meaning of companion animals for children and adolescents with autism: the parents' perspective
| Contributor(s):: Bystrom, K. M., Persson, C. A. L.
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...
Human-Animal Interaction as a Context for Positive Youth Development: A Relational Developmental Systems Approach to Constructing Human-Animal Interaction Theory and Research
| Contributor(s):: Mueller, M. K.
The Value of (Research on) Animals in Children's Lives
| Contributor(s):: Severson, R. L.
Evaluating and Approaching a Strange Animal: Children's Trust in Informant Testimony
| Contributor(s):: Boseovski, Janet J., Thurman, Sabrina L.
Teaching compassion : humane education in early childhood
| Contributor(s):: Jalongo, Mary Renck
The significance of human–animal relationships as modulators of trauma effects in children: A developmental neurobiological perspective
| Contributor(s):: Yorke, Jan
Emotional stress and trauma impacts the neurobiology of children. They are especially vulnerable given the developmental plasticity of the brain. The neural synaptic circular processes between the anterior cingulated cortex, prefrontal cortex, amygdala and the hypothalamus are altered. Trauma...
Caring Animal Partners
Caring Animal Partners' mission is to enhance the pleasure and well being of our elder groups, assist in the development of skills for living in our younger groups and to provide pet assisted therapy to those with special needs.
Pet-facilitated therapy: An initial exploration of the thinking and theory behind an innovative intervention for children in psychotherapy
| Contributor(s):: Reimer, Dina Fentin