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  1. Effective Multidisciplinary Search Strategies for Assistance Animals: A Librarian's Perspective

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    | Contributor(s):: Erik Davis Fausak

    Successful search strategies are based on good background knowledge and a focused clinical research question. Due to the multidisciplinary nature of research involving assistance animals means there is no one universal database to answer all research questions. The topic of assistance animals...

  2. Angeles en Cuatro Patas (Angels on Four Legs)

    We are a rehabilitation center and nonprofit dedicated to children and adolescents with special physical and mental needs.Angels on four legs began its activity over twenty-three years ago as an idea of ​​social work aimed at children with mild and chronic disabilities. This institution...

  3. Improved Wellbeing for Both Caretakers and Users from A Zoo-Related Nature Based Intervention-A Study at Nordens Ark Zoo, Sweden

    | Contributor(s):: Sahlin, E., Johansson, B., Karlsson, P. O., Loberg, J., Niklasson, M., Grahn, P.

    Nature-based interventions have been proposed to promote physical and mental health and give stress reduction. Little attention has been given to the potential of zoos for human health and wellbeing. A disadvantaged group in Sweden regarding access to nature are individuals with disabilities who...

  4. Equine-Assisted Intervention to Improve Perceived Value of Everyday Occupations and Quality of Life in People with Lifelong Neurological Disorders: A Prospective Controlled Study

    | Contributor(s):: Palsdottir, A. M., Gudmundsson, M., Grahn, P.

    People with neurological disorders suffer from poor mobility, poor balance, fatigue, isolation and monotonous everyday activities. Studies show that equine-assisted interventions can improve their mobility and balance, but could these kinds of interventions also increase participants' activity...

  5. Companion Dog Foster Caregiver Program for Older Veterans at the VA Maryland Health Care System: A Feasibility Study

    | Contributor(s):: Ortmeyer, H. K., Robey, L. C.

    Veterans experience mental health conditions at a disproportionate rate compared to their civilian counterparts, and approximately 60% of older veterans who receive their care through the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) do not meet physical activity (PA) recommendations. We...

  6. Disability assistance animals or not? Problems in policy and practice workshop: summary and scoping discussion paper

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    | Contributor(s):: Paul Harpur, Martie-Louise Verreynne, Nancy Pachana, Peter Billings, Brent Ritchie

    The Federal Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth) (DDA) defines assistance animals to include dogs or other animals that are trained to assist a person with a disability to alleviate the effect of the disability and to meet standards of hygiene and behaviour that are appropriate...

  7. Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program (NVTRP)

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    The Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program (NVTRP) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) that helps each individual realize their highest potential by providing equine-assisted activities to people with disabilities, youth-at-risk, recovering military personnel, and others in need in an inclusive,...

  8. [... and Riding as Well? Case Report about the Treatment of an Infant with Unresponsive Wakefulness Syndrome]

    | Contributor(s):: Steppacher, I., Kissler, J.

  9. The influence of contextual factors on an individual's ability to work with an assistance dog

    | Contributor(s):: Gravrok, J., Howell, T., Bendrups, D., Bennett, P. C.

  10. Which one to follow? Service animal policy in the united states

    | Contributor(s):: Zier, Emily R.

  11. Mobility and medical service dogs: a qualitative analysis of expectations and experiences

    | Contributor(s):: Rodriguez, K. E., Bibbo, J., Verdon, S., O'Haire, M. E.

  12. Enhancing Success of Veterinary Visits for Clients With Disabilities and an Assistance Dog or Companion Animal: A Review

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    | Contributor(s):: Grigg, E. K., Hart, L. A.

  13. Guide dog ownership and psychological well-being

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    | Contributor(s):: Cindy Wiggett

    This study explored the dynamics of guide dog ownership from a psychological point of view. The research was explorative in nature and employed two historically distinct methodologies of enquiry (both quantitative and qualitative). This explorative study relied on a very comprehensive...

  14. "When He's Up There He's Just Happy and Content": Parents' Perceptions of Therapeutic Horseback Riding

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    | Contributor(s):: Lauren Boyd

    The present research set out to explore parents‟ perceptions of therapeutic horseback riding as an activity for their children with multiple disabilities. It was designed to explore their vicarious experiences of the activity as well as their perceptions of their children‟s experiences of the...

  15. Pegasus

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    Pegasus is a not-for-profit community organisation that provides therapeutic horse-facilitated programs and activities for people with disabilities. We bring horses and people together to achieve their potential.

  16. Greater New Orleans Therapeutic Riding Center

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    The Greater New Orleans Therapeutic Riding Center is a non-profit, charitable organization serving individuals in the Greater New Orleans and Southeast Louisiana area with a horse riding stable. The GNOTRC is a North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA) member operating...

  17. Healing Touch Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc.

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    Healing Touch Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc. (Healing Touch) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization developed and dedicated to improving the quality of life for both children and adults who are physically and/or mentally disabled and/or challenged.

  18. Accessibility of Assistive Technologies as a Factor in the Successful Realization of the Labor Potential of Persons with Disabilities: Russia’s Experience

    | Contributor(s):: Aleksandrova, Olga, Nenakhova, Yulia

  19. The Bridge Center

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    The Bridge Center specializes in affordable, year-round therapeutic recreation and equine-assisted therapy programs for individuals with disabilities. All programs are instructed by skilled staff and are designed to meet the social, emotional, and physical goals of participants. Through...

  20. Vinceremos

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    Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center has been serving people with physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities of all ages in Palm Beach County since 1982. Vinceremos was founded with the determination and dedication of its Executive Director Ruth Menor. Ruth recruited community leaders to...