Animal-assisted activity improves social behaviors in psychiatrically hospitalized youth with autism
Contributor(s):: Germone, M. M., Gabriels, R. L., Guérin, N. A., Pan, Z., Banks, T., O'Haire, M. E.
Embracing Variability and Repetition in Practice: A Commentary on Outcomes following Physical Therapy Incorporating Hippotherapy on Neuromotor Function and Bladder Control in Children with down Syndrome: A Case Series
Contributor(s):: Doralp, S.
2020Phys Occup Ther Pediatr403261-2620194-263810.1080/01942638.2020.1746900engSchool of Physical Therapy, Western University, London, Canada.text
Hippotherapy on postural balance in the sitting position of children with cerebral palsy - Longitudinal study
Contributor(s):: Moraes Ag Pt, MSc, Copetti, F. PhD, Ângelo, Vr Bs, Chiavoloni, L. Bs, de David, A. C. PhD
Seizure-alerting behavior in dogs owned by people experiencing seizures
Contributor(s):: Martos Martinez-Caja, A., De Herdt, V., Boon, P., Brandl, U., Cock, H., Parra, J., Perucca, E., Thadani, V., Moons, C. P. H.
Methodological and Terminological Issues in Animal-Assisted Interventions: An Umbrella Review of Systematic Reviews
Contributor(s):: Santaniello, A., Dice, F., Carratu, R. C., Amato, A., Fioretti, A., Menna, L. F.
Investigation of Physiological and Behavioral Responses in Dogs Participating in Animal-Assisted Therapy with Children Diagnosed with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Contributor(s):: Melco, A. L., Goldman, L., Fine, A. H., Peralta, J. M.
Immediate effect of horse riding simulator on adductor spasticity in children with cerebral palsy: A randomized controlled trial
Contributor(s):: Hemachithra, C., Meena, N., Ramanathan, R., Felix, A. J. W.
Easing anxiety in preparation for pediatric magnetic resonance imaging: a pilot study using animal-assisted therapy
Contributor(s):: Perez, M., Cuscaden, C., Somers, J. F., Simms, N., Shaheed, S., Kehoe, L. A., Holowka, S. A., Aziza, A. A., Shroff, M. M., Greer, M. C.
"The connection just happens": Therapists' perspectives of canine-assisted occupational therapy for children on the autism spectrum
Contributor(s):: Hill, J. R., Ziviani, J., Driscoll, C.
Understanding Child-Centered Canine Assisted Play Therapy: A Qualitative Collective Case Study
| Contributor(s):: Jennifer Austin-Main
Children are often referred to counseling for a multitude of reasons (e.g. divorce, trauma, abuse, etc.). Given these challenges faced by so many children, counselors are charged with using evidence based forms of counseling to appropriately help children and their families address these...
Terapia asistida por animales con niños y niñas
| Contributor(s):: Ana Jiménez Ramírez
La relación del ser humano con los animales viene de miles de años atrás, sin embargo, su estudio científico es relativamente nuevo. Realmente este movimiento tuvo su auge a partir del descubrimiento de Levinson de las ventajas que los animales aportan al formar...
Trastornos del espectro autista: Intervención asistida con animales
| Contributor(s):: Sergio Quintero Moreno
This project aims to make an approach to Animal Assisted Interventions and, more specifically, to the benefits that they can promote in the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in childhood. In addition, a proposal is offered in order to guarantee the validity and reliability of future...
Small Pilot Survey on Parents' Perception of the Relationship between Children and Pets
| Contributor(s):: Natalia Russo, Diana Vergnano, Domenico Bergero, Liviana Prola
Since companion animals are taking on more important roles in family life, the aim of this study was to evaluate the perception of parents about the relationship between their children and pets. A number of parents were asked to fill in a questionnaire; the principal topics were: pet ownership,...
It's All Happening at the Zoo: Children's Environmental Learning after School
| Contributor(s):: Jason A. Douglas, Cindi Katz
Pairing dynamic out-of-school-time (OST) programs with zoos can encourage young people's relationships with and sense of responsibility for animals and the environment. The project presented in this article, Animal Rescuers, gave the authors the opportunity to examine how such a pairing can...
Costs and Benefits of Human-Animal Interactions in Rural Children
| Contributor(s):: Rebecca Garabed
We aim to develop a survey tool and accompanying research methodology that can be used across cultures and species to both quantify and differentiate aspects of human-animal interactions. Those aspects include: opportunities to share pathogens or commensals, health care activities, providing...
Assessing Effectiveness of a Nonhuman Animal Welfare Education Program for Primary School Children
| Contributor(s):: Hawkins, Roxanne D., Williams, Joanne M., Animals, Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to
Nonhuman animal welfare education aims to promote positive relationships between children and animals and thus improve animal welfare, yet few scientific evaluations of these programs exist. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of an education program developed by the Scottish Society...
Children’s Welfare Knowledge of and Empathy with Farm Animals: A Qualitative Study
| Contributor(s):: Burich, Lisbeth, Williams, Joanne M.
Public concern for farm animal welfare is increasing in the UK, as is evidenced by recent legislation. Calls have been made to enhance awareness of food, farming, and farm animal welfare among school children, yet educators have very little research available to aid meaningful design of farm...
Turning the Page for Spot: The Potential of Therapy Dogs to Support Reading Motivation Among Young Children
| Contributor(s):: Rousseau, Camille Xinmei, Tardif-Williams, Christine Yvette
This study investigated whether dogs might facilitate a context conducive to reading for children when they are faced with a challenging reading passage. A within-subjects design was used to assess children’s motivation to read in two conditions: with a therapy dog and without a therapy dog....
Attitudes Toward Animals Among Spanish Primary School Children
| Contributor(s):: Menor-Campos, David José, Hawkins, Roxanne, Williams, Joanne M.
Adult attitudes toward animals have received extensive research attention. By contrast, despite the importance of child–animal interactions for children’s development and animal welfare, children’s attitudes toward animals have not been fully explored. The aim of this study was, therefore, to...
Young Children’s Interpretation of Dogs’ Emotions and Their Intentions to Approach Happy, Angry, and Frightened Dogs
| Contributor(s):: Aldridge, Grace L., Rose, Sarah E.
The current study aimed to investigate the extent to which young children’s risk of being bitten by a dog is explained by their inability to recognize the dog’s emotion and to behave appropriately around dogs. One hundred and seventeen children, aged 4 to 7 years, were shown 15 images and 15...