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  1. 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...

  2. A Manual and Curriculum for the Use of Service Dogs to Support the Social Communication, Behavior, and Academic Development of Students with Autism and Other Disabilities

    Contributor(s):: Kerry Kosmicki

    The product for this project is a curriculum for using service dogs in the classroom as a catalyst for improving social communication, behavioral, and academic skills for students, with a focus upon students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This manual includes the curriculum entitled...

  3. 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...

  4. Peace Starts Small: The Benefits of Animal Related Humane Education Efforts in the Classroom

    Contributor(s):: Anna L. Abbott

    My goal is to inspire elementary educators to teach humane education in their classrooms on a regular basis so that our children can grow to be compassionate membersof our community. If we foster empathy and kindness we will see positive change in our world for all living things. While my...

  5. What's a dog got to do with education? Illuminating what matters in education and in life.

    Contributor(s):: Bernadette Nicholls

    In this thesis I analyse the students’ responses to Gus, an English Springer spaniel, whom I specifically trained as an education dog. I examine the students’ experiences from my Year 10 English, Year 10 Religious Education, Year 8 Religious Education and Year 7 Homeroom classes...

  6. PJ's Pals

    PJ's Pals is a reading assistance dog program that is patterned after the R.E.A.D.® Program (Reading Education Assistance Dogs)

  7. Beach Animals Reading with Kids (BARK)

    Founded in 2007, BARK is an all-volunteer program that encourages children to increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. Students find it intimidating to read in front of classmates, but love to read to the non-judgmental, calming dogs. BARK now...

  8. Dogs on Call Inc.

    With our membership growing rapidly, Dogs On Call went on to incorporate in 2004 and in 2008 became a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit and, in addition to our membership with Pet Partners, Dogs On Call became a R.E.A.D.® (Reading Education Assistance Dogs) affiliate with Intermountain Therapy...

  9. Who Let the Dog in? How to Incorporate a Dog into a Self-Contained Classroom

    | Contributor(s):: Anderson, Katherine L.

  10. The relationship between bonding with nonhuman animals and students' attitudes toward science

    | Contributor(s):: Sorge, C.