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

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. Evaluating a website to teach children safety with dogs

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

  5. 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...

  6. 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.

  7. 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

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

    We examined whether different doses of therapeutic riding influenced parent-nominated target behaviors of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) (a) during the session (b) at home, and (c) in the community. We used a single subject multiple Baseline, multiple case design, with dosing of...

  8. 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...

  9. 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.

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

    Full-text: Available

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

  11. 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.

  12. Hipporehabilitation at the Felin Experimental Farm of the Agricultural University in 2000-2006

    | Contributor(s):: Pluta, M.

  13. Raising canine: cross-species parallels in parental investment

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    | Contributor(s):: Eric T. Steiner, N. Clayton Silver, Pam Hall, Chantal Downing, Dominic Hurton, Peter B. Gray

    Parental investment tends to vary as a function of parental status, i.e., biological/adoptive parents tend to invest more in their children than stepparents. Given the similarities in some of the ways humans interact with children versus pet dogs, the current study investigated whether dog...

  14. Prevalence and correlates of household exposures to tobacco smoke and pets in children with asthma

    | Contributor(s):: Wamboldt, Frederick S., Ho, Joyce, Milgrom, Henry, Wamboldt, Marianne Z., Sanders, Barbara, Szefler, Stanley J., Bender, Bruce G.

  15. Breeding for better welfare: genetic goals for broiler chickens and their parents

    | Contributor(s):: Dawkins, M. S., Layton, R.

  16. Dog ownership, dog walking, and children's and parents' physical activity

    | Contributor(s):: Salmon, J., Timperio, A., Chu, B., Veitch, J.

  17. Parent-reported environmental exposures and environmental control measures for children with asthma

    | Contributor(s):: Finkelstein, J. A., Fuhlbrigge, A., Lozano, P., Grant, E. N., Shulruff, R., Arduino, K. E., Weiss, K. B.

  18. Contact to cat or dog, allergies and parental education

    | Contributor(s):: Apfelbacher, C. J., Ollert, M., Ring, J., Behrendt, H., Kramer, U.

    Whether or not associations between animal contact and allergy/atopy are homogeneous across social strata has not yet been investigated. The aim of this study was to estimate the association between animal contact (cat, dog) and allergy/atopy in 6-yr-old school beginners, stratified by parental...

  19. Sentinels of safety: service dogs ensure safety and enhance freedom and well-being for families with autistic children

    | Contributor(s):: Burrows, K. E., Adams, C. L., Spiers, J.

    Children with autism might display unpredictable and volatile behavior that places them in considerable physical danger and creates stress for the family. Families of autistic children often have limited freedom and experience difficulty with everyday activities. In this qualitative ethology...

  20. The myth of youth Hermias and his dolphin at Iasos in Caria

    | Contributor(s):: Turgut, M.