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  1. The Effect of a Dog Assisted Reading Program on the Reading Ability and Motivation of Children with Dyslexia

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    | Contributor(s):: Leilani B. Goodmon, Pippa R. Burnett, Renee Pack, Rebecca Powell

    Dog assisted reading programs have been shown to improve children’s reading skills and attitudes toward reading (Kirnan et al., 2016; Levinson et al., 2017; Linder et al., 2018) and on-task behavior in children who struggle with reading (Bassette & Taber-Doughty, 2013). The purpose of...

  2. AppleJack Therapy

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    AppleJack Therapy was started in 2015 by sisters Emily and Anna Hoffmann seeking to spread happiness and laughter through the companionship of a miniature horse while raising awareness of Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.  Anna has been living with EDS type III hypermobility her entire life. EDS is...

  3. Recognizing and Mitigating Canine Stress during Animal Assisted Interventions

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    | Contributor(s):: Townsend, L., Gee, N. R.

    Animal-assisted Interventions (AAI) proliferated rapidly since clinicians and researchers first noted the positive effects animals have on people struggling with physical and mental health concerns. The intersection of AAI with the field of animal welfare evolved from considering animals'...

  4. 2021 AAHA Working, Assistance, and Therapy Dog Guidelines

    | Contributor(s):: Otto, C. M., Darling, T., Murphy, L., Ng, Z., Pierce, B., Singletary, M., Zoran, D.

  5. Integrating Facility Dogs into Legal Contexts for Survivors of Sexual and Family Violence: Opportunities and Challenges

    | Contributor(s):: Howell, Tiffani J., Hodgkin, Suzanne, Modderman, Corina, Bennett, Pauleen C.

  6. Faculty and Student Perceptions of the Presence of Emotional Support Animals on a College Campus

    | Contributor(s):: Goodman-Wilson, Miranda, Highfill, Lauren

  7. Animal-Assisted Therapy: A Qualitative Study

    | Contributor(s):: Schmell, Sophie S.

  8. An Analysis of the Impact of the Presence of a Therapy Dog on Student Behavior in a Special Education Middle School Classroom

    | Contributor(s):: Schimming, Dena

  9. Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.®) & Literacy: Using Animal Assisted Education with English Learners in the Elementary School Classroom

    | Contributor(s):: Kelly, Tara Jayne

  10. Understanding Therapy Dogs: The Underlying Components of Their Relationship with Owners, Their Physiology, and How They Compare to Pet and Service Dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Cunningham, Kristen M.

  11. The Impact of Animal-Assisted Therapy on the Social-Emotional Learning of Pre-School Children: A Qualitative Case Study

    | Contributor(s):: Pellegrino, Deborah Sue

  12. Animal-Assisted Interventions as an Adjunct to ABA Services with Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Ghai, Jessica Lee

  13. When Therapy Dogs Visit College Students, Is It Therapy?

    | Contributor(s):: Fleming, Colleen M.

  14. Perceptions of the Use of a Therapy Dog in the Classroom

    | Contributor(s):: Baurys, Tamra Fostock

  15. [Physiotherapy interventions through hippotherapy in the treatment of cerebral palsy. A literature review]

    | Contributor(s):: Mendizábal Alonso, P.

  16. Pawsitive Teams

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    Pawsitive Teams was founded in 1997 with a desire to be a volunteer-inspired and volunteer-run organization designed to promote the use of well-trained dogs to improve the lives of San Diegans. Our volunteer service dog trainers spend two years with their canine charges prior to placement with...

  17. Dog Therapy Day at NWCCC

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    | Contributor(s):: Jennifer Lang

    Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) provides great beneficial opportunities for individuals within the prison population. Many research studies display the effectiveness of AAT programs in prison settings through their results. The results showed improved moods, decreased stress levels, and increased...

  18. Horse Behavior towards Familiar and Unfamiliar Humans: Implications for Equine-Assisted Services

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    | Contributor(s):: Brubaker, L., Schroeder, K., Sherwood, D., Stroud, D., Udell, M. A. R.

    While human benefits of animal-assisted therapy programs have been documented, relatively little research has been conducted on behavioral factors that predict a successful equine-assisted services (EAS) horse. This study compares the behavior of experienced and non-experienced EAS horses as...

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

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

  20. Invisible Paw Prints

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    Invisible Paw Prints, Inc., is an organization led by compassionate volunteers who use their canine companions to provide heartwarming visits in support of local community organizations.