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  1. Therapy Dogs Help Ease Pain, Anxiety in ED Patients

    Contributor(s):: Rosenberg, K.

  2. Therapy Dogs in the College Classroom: The Effect of Dogs on Stress, Anxiety, and Spanish L2 Phonological Learning and Performance

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    | Contributor(s):: Elaine Maralee Henry

    Anxiety and stress invoked by the second language classroom setting has the ability to cause numerous detrimental physiological changes which impair the learning process. A more natural, “immersion” type atmosphere is often desired when teaching a second language; however, this is...

  3. Golden Healer Service Dogs

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    We positively impact and enhance the lives of people all over the world who suffer from mental illness and physical disabilities.

  4. Do Therapy Dogs Belong in Hospital Emergency Rooms?

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    | Contributor(s):: Harold Herzog

    Even a brief visit with a therapy dog can reduce anxiety in ER patients.

  5. The Impact of a Canine Assisted Reading Program on a Reluctant Reader's Literacy Learning

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    | Contributor(s):: Samantha Fitch

    This capstone explores the opportunity to provide an alternate reading intervention program to reluctant readers in the comfort of their own home. Canine-assisted reading programs have been implemented in school districts around the country; providing students with a reading partner that will...

  6. Outcomes of a controlled trial with visiting therapy dog teams on pain in adults in an emergency department

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    | Contributor(s):: Carey, B., Dell, C. A., Stempien, J., Tupper, S., Rohr, B., Carr, E., Cruz, M., Acoose, S., Butt, P., Broberg, L., Collard, L., Fele-Slaferek, L., Fornssler, C., Goodridge, D., Gunderson, J., McKenzie, H., Rubin, J., Shand, J., Smith, J., Trask, J., Ukrainetz, K., Meier, S.

    ContextPain is a primary reason individuals attend an Emergency Department (ED), and its management is a concern.ObjectivesChange in symptoms and physiologic variables at 3 time points pre-post a ten-minute St. John Ambulance therapy dog team visit compared to no visit in ED patients who...

  7. Do Therapy Dogs Belong in Hospital Emergency Rooms?

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    | Contributor(s):: Harold Herzog

  8. Using Pet Therapy to Decrease Patients' Anxiety on Two Diverse Inpatient Units

    | Contributor(s):: Mulvaney-Roth, P., Jackson, C., Bert, L., Eriksen, S., Ryan, M.

  9. Perspectives on facility dogs from pediatric hospital personnel: A qualitative content analysis of patient, family, and staff outcomes

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

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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'...

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

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

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

  16. Animal-Assisted Therapy: A Qualitative Study

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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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.

  20. Hurricane Survivors' Attitudes regarding the Therapeutic Benefits of Animals

    | Contributor(s):: Callwood, Tina