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  1. Participatory methodologies in research with children: creative and innovative approaches

    Contributor(s):: Pereira, V. R., Coimbra, V. C. C., Cardoso, C. S., Oliveira, N. A., Vieira, A. C. G., Nobre, M. O., Nino, M. E. L.

  2. Development of a Dog-Assisted Activity Program in an Elementary Classroom

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    | Contributor(s):: Cinzia Correale, Lara Crescimbene, Marta Borgi, Francesca Cirulli

    Here we describe a pilot Dog-Assisted Activity program that was designed to improve wellbeing and social integration in a multi-cultural elementary classroom in which some episodes of bullying had been reported. We developed a 5-encounters protocol with the aim of introducing pet dogs into the...

  3. Educational Possibilities of Keeping Goats in Elementary Schools in Japan

    | Contributor(s):: Naoko Koda, Shiho Kutsumi, Toshiya Hirose, Gen Watanabe

    Many Japanese elementary schools keep small animals for educational purposes, and the effects and challenges have been investigated. Although goats are medium-sized animals that are familiar to Japanese, few practical studies have been conducted on keeping goats in schools. This study...

  4. Educação assistida por animais : intervenção em crianças com alterações de comportamento

    | Contributor(s):: Ãngela Maria Dias de Vilhena e Mascarenhas

    A realização deste estudo terá a intenção de levantar a possibilidade e verificar a exequibilidade da implementação de projectos / programas de Intervenções Assistidas por Animais / Educação Assistida por Animais...

  5. An Interactive Teddy Bear Clinic Tour: Teaching Veterinary Students How to Interact with Young Children

    | Contributor(s):: Dalley, J. S., Creary, P. R., Durzi, T., McMurtry, C. M.

  6. See Spot Read: How the Presence of a Therapy Dog Influences the Reading Skills of Children in the First-Grade

    | Contributor(s):: Chelsea Addison

    The purpose of this study was to examine if the presence of a therapy dog influences the reading skills of first-grade students. Specifically, the researcher assessed the participants’ reading rate, accuracy, fluency, and comprehension across two conditions (reading with a dog present...

  7. Spawning executive functions in first graders: Exploring situated learning experiences with the classroom pet consistent with children's temperament

    | Contributor(s):: Kristan Nicole Pearce

    Rapid growth in all domains of development occurs during the early childhood years. Even so, the pressures of high stakes testing and the push down of curriculum often elicit a focus on cognitive development while neglecting other developmental areas important in school and later life success...

  8. The Effects of Animal-Assisted Activities on the Social and Emotional Development of Young Children with Characteristics of Emotional Behavioral Disorders

    | Contributor(s):: Elaine K. Schmid

    As emotional behavioral disorders become more prevalent throughout the school-age population, intervention during the early childhood ages is becoming key. Considering that social emotional delays are risk factors for emotional behavioral disorders and the evidence of social-emotional health in...

  9. Animal-Assisted Interventions as a Learning Aid – A Literature Review

    | Contributor(s):: Robyn Lawes

    Animal-assisted interventions (AAI) on learning and mental health is an evolving matter within psychology. In past history, such mediations have been held to ridicule by scholars who deemed animals to be insignificant within the field. Today, the American Humane Association postulates that the...

  10. Dr Dog

    Animals Asia’s Dr Dog is an innovative animal-assisted therapy programme that provides people in need with what they need most – a best friend. The programme is also changing the way people feel about dogs. In China, where we focus our work, Dr Dog is challenging beliefs and changing...

  11. Integrating animals in the classroom: The attitudes and experiences of Australian school teachers toward animal-assisted interventions for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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    | Contributor(s):: Bradley P. Smith, Ashley A. Dale

    The introduction of animals into school classrooms has been posited as a beneficial intervention for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  Whilst evidence that animal-assisted interventions or activities can positively influence classroom behaviour and learning outcomes is...

  12. National Capital Therapy Dogs, Inc.

    National Capital Therapy Dogs, Inc. (NCTD) is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization that provides animal-assisted therapy to many people in health facilities, shelters, schools and libraries.  Established in 1990, NCTD has steadily expanded its operations, and is now recognized as one of...

  13. Pawsitive Pets

    Pawsitive Pets, Inc. pet assisted therapy services works with rehabilitation facilities, assisted living facilities, retirement communities, hospitals, hospice, public libraries, schools and more. Our teams volunteer their time and love sharing the comfort, healing and connection of the human...

  14. Helping Paws Healing Hearts

    By pairing her passion for helping others and counseling with animal assisted activities, Amy Hicks founded Helping Paws Healing Hearts. Children listen, students maintain the lesson and adults love the interaction with the dogs.Amy has visited schools in Tennessee and Georgia with her...

  15. American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians Newsletter, Volume 38 (Spring/Summer 2016)

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    Contents:President's Message, p 1Bow Wow Therapy Dogs Visit the Texas School for the Deaf to Help Raise Funds and Visibility for a Grand Cause, p 2Involving Children in the End-of-Life Process of a Pet Teaches Them about Compassionately Caring for Others, p 3Editorial Note, p 4How Classroom...

  16. Exposure of preschool children to companion animals: impact on role-taking skills

    | Contributor(s):: Cindee Bailey

    The importance of role-taking skills in the social development of children has been well documented. Further, it has been shown that children's development of role-taking skills is dependent upon the quantity and quality of social interactions which require theconsideration of...

  17. The Biobuddies Project: Enhancing Agricultural Awareness in Canadian Elementary Schools

    | Contributor(s):: Alison Brock

    This thesis explores the current agricultural perceptions in the grade two students of Guelph Ontario. This research explored current stigma as well as the misconceptions that are often associated with farming in today’s urban populations.  Primary data was collected from students...

  18. Bob and Axle

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    | Contributor(s):: Eileen Bona

    This is a story about a dog and a turkey working at an animal assisted therapy program and how they effectively help people understand the dynamics of bullying while working in their roles as therapy animals.

  19. Do cavies talk? The effect of anthropomorphic picture books on children's knowledge about animals

    | Contributor(s):: Patricia A. Ganea, Caitlin F. Canfield, Kadria Simons-Ghafari, Tommy Chou

    Many books for young children present animals in fantastical and unrealistic ways, such as wearing clothes, talking and engaging in human-like activities. This research examined whether anthropomorphism in children's books affects children's learning and conceptions of animals, by...

  20. Doug the Pug Finds His Niche as a Therapy Dog: An Interview with Cate Archer

    02 Feb 2016 | Posted by Katie Carroll

    Doug the Pug, the therapy dog, is a little dog who makes a big impact.  With his gentle demeanor and loving nature, Doug can often be found bringing smiles to the faces of children, cuddling...

    https://habricentral.org/members/2412/blog/2016/02/doug-the-pug-finds-his-niche-as-a-therapy-dog-an-interview-with-cate-archer