Considerations for the Writing of Certification Letters Endorsing Use of Emotional Support Animals
Contributor(s):: Binder, R. L., Gandhi, T., Menon, M., Audu, A., Nesbit, A., Ridout, K. K., Campbell, J., Garayalde, S., Dike, C. C.
An examination of visually impaired individuals’ communicative negotiation of face threats
Contributor(s):: Romo, Lynsey K., Alvarez, Cimmiaron, Taussig, Melissa J.
Guide dog versus robot dog: assembling visually impaired people with non-human agents and achieving assisted mobility through distributed co-constructed perception
Contributor(s):: Due, Brian L.
Nursing Students with Disabilities: A Guide to Providing Accommodations
Contributor(s):: Lucas, L. S., Silbert-Flagg, J., D'Aoust, R. F.
Fetching Interactive Dog Occupier (FIDO)
| Contributor(s):: Hannah Katherine Brown, Rebecca Ruth Renner, Michael Ezra Goldman, Domenic James Mucci, Harry Atwood Lanphear, Gregory F. Shannon
Dogs require exercise and play to stimulate them both mentally and physically, frequently through the game of “fetch”. However, physically disabled dog owners may lack the strength or endurance to play with their pets. We developed a prototype for an autonomous fetching...
Traveling with a guide dog: confidence, constraints and affective qualities of the human-guide dog relationship
| Contributor(s):: Rickly, J. M., Halpern, N., Hansen, M., Welsman, J.
Pegasus Springs Therapeutic Riding Center
The mission of Pegasus Springs Therapeutic Riding Center is to provide hope, healing, growth, and respite to children and adults affected by cognitive, physical, traumatic & emotional disabilities within the entire Northeast / North Central Michigan area and beyond, utilizing credentialed...
Assistance dogs in russia: Legal environment review and perspectives
| Contributor(s):: Sedova, Polina
Loving Angel Service Dogs
We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization located in St. George, Utah dedicated to enhancing peoples’ lives by placing service dogs with children and adults who have disabilities - including veterans of the United States military.
Measuring Equine-Assisted Therapy: Validation and Confirmatory Factor Analysis of an ICF-Based Standardized Assessment-Tool
| Contributor(s):: Stolz, I., Anneken, V., Froböse, I.
The International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) of the World Health Organization (WHO) was established as an international framework for monitoring rehabilitation outcomes and the impacts of health interventions since, as the term “functioning” implies,...
The Effectiveness of Equine Therapy Intervention on Activities of Daily Living, Quality of Life, Mood, Balance and Gait in Individuals with Parkinson's Disease
| Contributor(s):: Berardi, A., Di Napoli, G., Ernesto, M., Fabbrini, G., Conte, A., Ferrazzano, G., Viselli, F., Galeoto, G.
Objectives: The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of equine therapy (ET) to detect changes in the activities of daily living, quality of life, mood, balance, and gait in individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Material and Methods: In the study, 17 participants with PD...
Development of an ICF-based assessment tool for equine-assisted therapy: model structure and reliability
| Contributor(s):: Stolz, I., Tillmann, V., Anneken, V., Froboese, I.
BACKGROUND: Scientific investigation and documentation of equine-assisted therapy has increased over the past several years. Yet there are no standardized and validated tools for evidence-based measurement of processes and outcomes to assess equine-assisted interventions. AIM: The objective of...
An observational evaluation of stress in horses during therapeutic riding sessions
| Contributor(s):: McDuffee, L., Carr, L., Montelpare, W.
Therapeutic riding (TR) provides benefits to participants with cognitive and physical disabilities. Horses participating in TR programs are typically selected because of their calm temperament and may not show obvious signs of stress. However, the welfare of horses in TR programs is an important...
Understanding the participation outcomes for persons with disability when partnered with assistance dogs: A scoping review
| Contributor(s):: Futeran, N., Mackenzie, L., Wilkes-Gillan, S., Dickson, C.
INTRODUCTION: Assistance dogs are trained to support persons living with disability and mitigate limitations that hinder their participation in everyday activities. Despite participation being a frequent challenge for people with disabilities, evidence linking assistance dog provision to improved...
Assistive Technology Use among Older Adults with Vision Loss: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Canadian Newspapers
| Contributor(s):: Fuchigami, Katharine, McGrath, Colleen, Bengall, Jordana, Kim, Stephanie, Debbie Laliberte, Rudman
Low vision assistive devices are often positioned as enabling continued social participation and engagement by older adults in everyday activities; however, previous research suggests that the use of such technologies is restricted by various environmental factors. With little attention...
Service Animals in Elementary Classrooms: Examining Educator and Family Perspectives of a Working Service Animal in an Elementary Classroom
| Contributor(s):: Jenna Falldorf
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law in 1990 by President Bush. Although the ADA includes laws about public access rights for people with disabilities and their service animals, many schools are reluctant to have service animals (that are partnered with children with...
Manualized equine-assisted therapy protocol for clients with autism spectrum disorder
| Contributor(s):: McKissock, H. B., Bowen, A., Dawson, S., Eldridge, L., McIntire, J., Stanojevic, C., Tamas, D., McCormick, B. P.
Discrimination towards People Partnered with Assistance Dogs in Canada: Implications for Policy and Practice
| Contributor(s):: Graham, Taryn M., Lucyk, Kelsey, Diep, Lucy, Rock, Melanie J.
The Avon Centre
The Avon Riding Centre was founded by Stella Saywell, one of the first physiotherapists that were involved in therapeutic riding even before the formation of the Riding for the Disabled Association in 1969.
Interactions between the Public and Assistance Dog Handlers and Trainers
| Contributor(s):: McManus, B., Good, G., Yeung, P.
This research aimed to explore the experiences of handlers and trainers of disability assistance dogs in terms of the types of interactions they had with members of the Aotearoa NZ (NZ) public and how these interactions were perceived, interpreted, and managed. A qualitative method, guided by...