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  1. Evaluating preference for and reinforcing efficacy of a therapy dog to increase verbal statements

    Contributor(s):: Jorgenson, C. D., Clay, C. J., Kahng, S.

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

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

  3. The ability to recognize dog emotions depends on the cultural milieu in which we grow up

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    | Contributor(s):: Amici, F., Waterman, J., Kellermann, C. M., Karimullah, K., Bräuer, J.

    Inter-specific emotion recognition is especially adaptive when species spend a long time in close association, like dogs and humans. Here, we comprehensively studied the human ability to recognize facial expressions associated with dog emotions (hereafter, emotions). Participants were presented...

  4. Changes in behavioural synchrony during dog-assisted therapy for children with autism spectrum disorder and children with Down syndrome

    | Contributor(s):: Griffioen, R. E., van der Steen, S., Verheggen, T., Enders-Slegers, M. J., Cox, R.

  5. Pets Are Associated with Fewer Peer Problems and Emotional Symptoms, and Better Prosocial Behavior: Findings from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children

    | Contributor(s):: Christian, H., Mitrou, F., Cunneen, R., Zubrick, S. R.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Parental Perceptions of the Nature of the Relationship Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Share with Their Canine Companion

    | Contributor(s):: Harwood, C., Kaczmarek, E., Drake, D.

  9. The efficacy of therapy dogs as teaching adjuncts in promoting empathy in preschool children

    | Contributor(s):: Michael Jeffrey Donaldson

    The purpose of this study was to present empirical evidence about the efficacy of using therapy dogs as teacher adjuncts in schools to promote the social and emotional skills of preschool-aged children. Across a nine-week period of time, preschool-aged children assigned to the treatment condition...

  10. Children Reading to Dogs: A Systematic Review of the Literature

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    | Contributor(s):: Hall, S. S., Gee, N. R., Mills, D. S.

    Background Despite growing interest in the value of human-animal interactions (HAI) to human mental and physical health the quality of the evidence on which postulated benefits from animals to human psychological health are based is often unclear. To date there exist no systematic reviews on...

  11. Functions of pets for young children

    | Contributor(s):: Dorothy C. Payne Mock

    The role or function that dogs and cats fulfill as pets in families with preschool-age children was examined in terms of pet prevalence, their relationship to animal fears, and their association with imaginary companions. The sample consisted of 37 children, three years nine months to five years...

  12. Animal therapy for children with autism spectrum disorder.

    | Contributor(s):: Gabriel, Katie R.

  13. Early exposure to dogs and farm animals reduces risk of childhood asthma

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    | Contributor(s):: Jhun, Iny, Phipatanakul, Wanda

  14. Can you help when it hurts? Dogs as potential pain relief stimuli for children with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities

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    | Contributor(s):: Lima, M., Silva, K., Amaral, I., Magalhaes, A., de Sousa, L.

  15. Daily animal exposure and children's biological concepts

    | Contributor(s):: Geerdts, M. S., Van de Walle, G. A., LoBue, V.

  16. Children's concepts of the social affordances of a virtual dog and a stuffed dog

    | Contributor(s):: Aguiar, Naomi R., Taylor, Marjorie

  17. Patterns of brain activation when mothers view their own child and dog: an fMRI study

    | Contributor(s):: Stoeckel, L. E., Palley, L. S., Gollub, R. L., Niemi, S. M., Evins, A. E.

    Neural substrates underlying the human-pet relationship are largely unknown. We examined fMRI brain activation patterns as mothers viewed images of their own child and dog and an unfamiliar child and dog. There was a common network of brain regions involved in emotion, reward, affiliation, visual...

  18. 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

  19. Cat and dog exposure and respiratory morbidities in cystic fibrosis

    | Contributor(s):: Morrow, Christopher B., Raraigh, Karen S., Green, Deanna M., Blackman, Scott M., Cutting, Garry R., Collaco, Joseph M.

  20. Contamination of Environmental Surfaces With Staphylococcus aureus in Households With Children Infected With Methicillin-Resistant S aureus

    | Contributor(s):: Fritz, Stephanie A., Hogan, Patrick G., Singh, Lauren N., Thompson, Ryley M., Wallace, Meghan A., Whitney, Krista, Al-Zubeidi, Duha, Burnham, Carey-Ann D., Fraser, Victoria J.