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  1. Small Pilot Survey on Parents' Perception of the Relationship between Children and Pets

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    | 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,...

  2. Canine-assisted occupational therapy for children on the autism spectrum: Parents' perspectives

    | Contributor(s):: Hill, J. R., Ziviani, J., Driscoll, C.

    INTRODUCTION: Canine-assisted therapy is thought to facilitate the engagement of children on the autism spectrum within therapy sessions. There is limited research, however, about how canine-assisted occupational therapy with children on the autism spectrum enhances their engagement in therapy...

  3. Evaluating a supported nature play programme, parents’ perspectives

    | Contributor(s):: Ward, Tanya, Goldingay, Sophie, Parson, Judi

  4. Measuring the Effects of an Animal-Assisted Intervention for Pediatric Oncology Patients and Their Parents: A Multisite Randomized Controlled Trial [Formula: see text]

    | Contributor(s):: McCullough, A., Ruehrdanz, A., Jenkins, M. A., Gilmer, M. J., Olson, J., Pawar, A., Holley, L., Sierra-Rivera, S., Linder, D. E., Pichette, D., Grossman, N. J., Hellman, C., Guerin, N. A., O'Haire, M. E.

  5. 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,...

  6. Caregiver Reports of Interactions between Children up to 6 Years and Their Family Dog—Implications for Dog Bite Prevention

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    | Contributor(s):: Christine Arhant, Andrea Martina Beetz, Josef Troxler

    In children up to 6 years, interactions such as interfering with the dog’s resources and also benign behaviors (e.g., petting) commonly precede a bite incident with the family dog. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to explore the development of everyday interactions between...

  7. Can Presence of a Dog Reduce Pain and Distress in Children during Venipuncture?

    | Contributor(s):: Vagnoli, Laura, Caprilli, Simona, Vernucci, Chiara, Zagni, Silvia, Mugnai, Francesca, Messeri, Andrea

  8. Evaluating a website to teach children safety with dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Schwebel, David C., McClure, Leslie A., Severson, Joan

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  10. The horse whisperer

    | Contributor(s):: Rutan McCafferty, Kimberlee

  11. Family Lives and Relational Living: Taking Account of Otherness

    | Contributor(s):: Gabb, Jacqui

  12. "My Baby is a Dog": Exploration of Pet Parent Identity

    | Contributor(s):: Lacey Y. Boston, Barbara Keating (adviser)

    This quantitative research examined dog owners (n = 100) regarding their relationship with their pets. After beginning to treat her own dog as a child she questioned what happens when a human child enters a family and what impact that has on the pet owners' identity. The researcher...

  13. Interparental Conflict and Youth Maladjustment: The Buffering Effects of Pets

    | Contributor(s):: Strand, Elizabeth B.

    Children who experience interparental conflict have more difficulty with internalizing and externalizing problems. Children's ability to manage their emotional and physiological arousal buffer them from the effects of interparental conflict. The child-pet bond is associated with emotional and...

  14. Acceptability of animal-assisted therapy: attitudes toward AAT, psychotherapy, and medication for the treatment of child disruptive behavioral problems

    | Contributor(s):: Rabbitt, S. M., Kazdin, A. E., Hong, J.

    Animal-assisted therapies (AATs) are not widely promoted in routine mental healthcare but represent a viable treatment option given positive perceptions of pets and growing evidence that animals provide meaningful contribution to psychological wellbeing. Relatively little is known about the...

  15. Effects of equine assisted activities on autism spectrum disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Lanning, B. A., Baier, M. E., Ivey-Hatz, J., Krenek, N., Tubbs, J. D.

  16. Therapeutic horseback riding outcomes of parent-identified goals for children with autism spectrum disorder: an ABA' multiple case design examining dosing and generalization to the home and community

    | Contributor(s):: Holm, M. B., Baird, J. M., Kim, Y. J., Rajora, K. B., D'Silva, D., Podolinsky, L., Mazefsky, C., Minshew, N.

  17. Dolphin-assisted therapy with parental involvement for children with severe disabilities: further evidence for a family-centered theory for effectiveness

    | Contributor(s):: Stumpf, E., Breitenbach, E.

    Dolphin-assisted therapy has frequently been criticized for a lack of empirical results and theoretical foundation. In this study, results from an innovative dolphin-assisted therapy program for children with disabilities are presented. The therapeutic program is based on a sophisticated...

  18. An evaluation of a dog bite prevention intervention in the pediatric emergency department

    | Contributor(s):: Dixon, C. A., Pomerantz, W. J., Hart, K. W., Lindsell, C. J., Mahabee-Gittens, E. M.

  19. Children, parents, and pets exercising together (CPET) randomised controlled trial: study rationale, design, and methods

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    | Contributor(s):: Yam, P. S., Morrison, R., Penpraze, V., Westgarth, C., Ward, D. S., Mutrie, N., Hutchison, P., Young, D., Reilly, J. J.

  20. Effects of animal-assisted activities with guinea pigs in the primary school classroom

    | Contributor(s):: O'Haire, M. E., McKenzie, S. J., McCune, S., Slaughter, V.