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  1. Canine-assisted Speech Therapy for Children with Communication Impairments: A Randomized Controlled Trial

    Contributor(s):: Machová, Kristýna, Kejdanová, Petra, Bajtlerová, Iva, Procházková, Radka, Svobodová, Ivona, Mezian, Kamal

    Developmental dysphasia (DD) is a disorder resulting in a communication impairment. Children diagnosed with this condition are usually referred to a speech therapist. Further to conventional speech therapy it is possible to adopt a complementary animal-assisted approach. For the present study, we...

  2. Discovery Riders, Inc.

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    Discovery Riders , Inc. is a non-profit, therapeutic equestrian learning and riding experience in Logan County, Ohio, serving the surrounding counties with individuals of all ages from 5 up with special emotional needs, communication disorders, physical challenges and/or learning disabilities....

  3. Dogs and Other Metaphors: Reflections on the Influence of Mark Ylvisaker

    | Contributor(s):: McDonald, Skye

  4. Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies

    | Contributor(s):: Petitto, Carol C.

  5. Snakes: Interactions with Children with Disabilities and the Elderly—Some Psychological Considerations

    | Contributor(s):: Shalev, Abraham, Ben-Mordehai, Dror

    Over the last three years we have successfully introduced snakes into group activities of children with disabilities, adolescents with behavior problems, and the elderly in nursing homes. This study presents data on the interaction of these groups with four placid and non-poisonous species of...