Functional Outcomes in a Randomized Controlled Trial of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Middle-Aged and Older Adults with Schizophrenia
| Contributor(s):: Chen, C. R., Hung, C. F., Lee, Y. W., Tseng, W. T., Chen, M. L., Chen, T. T.
Deficits in cognition, physical, and social functions in adults with schizophrenia may become salient with aging. While animal-assisted therapy (AAT) can benefit physical function in older adults and improve symptoms of psychotic disorders, the effect of AAT on middle-aged patients with...
Effects of animal-assisted therapy on social behaviour in patients with acquired brain injury: a randomised controlled trial
| Contributor(s):: Hediger, K., Thommen, S., Wagner, C., Gaab, J., Hund-Georgiadis, M.
Hearts & Hooves Therapeutic Riding Center
The Cleveland County Hearts and Hooves program was started because a parent of a child with a disability saw a need in the community to provide the opportunity to participate in a horseback riding program designed to meet individual needs. Program participants are students at North Shelby...
Eläin lapsen vuorovaikutus-ja kommunikointitaitojen tukijana : Systemaattinen kirjallisuuskatsaus
| Contributor(s):: Katri Tarnanen, Tiina Varis
Eläinavusteisesta terapiasta löytyy nykyisin lukemattomasti kirjallisuutta, mistä voidaan päätellä ihmisten yhä lisääntyvää mielenkiintoa aihetta kohtaan. Eläinavusteista terapiaa sovelletaan erilaisilla tavoilla...
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Flash Farm's mission is foster love and share hope with vulnerable youth through the use of a unique animal assisted therapeutic program.Flash Farm is a purpose built therapeutic centre for vulnerable youth to come and experience life in a tranquil farm setting and undertake...
Outcomes in language and social skills as seen in children with autism and developmental disabilities participating in equine assisted activities
| Contributor(s):: Megan Koenigseder
Individuals with developmental disabilities commonly present characteristics that include deficits in social and communicative abilities. A number of intervention strategies have been implemented, but none have proven to be most effective. A somewhat novel approach known as equine assisted...
The efficacy of therapy dogs as teaching adjuncts in promoting empathy in preschool children
| Contributor(s):: Michael Jeffrey Donaldson
The purpose of this study was to present empirical evidence about the efficacy of using therapy dogs as teacher adjuncts in schools to promote the social and emotional skills of preschool-aged children. Across a nine-week period of time, preschool-aged children assigned to the treatment condition...
A Powerful Approach or the Power of Horses: Is Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy an Effective Technique or the Natural Effect of Horses?
| Contributor(s):: Jessica S. Iwachiw
The lives of humans and animals have been intertwined through time immemorial, and in many instances the relationship between humans and animals has been thought to be good for human well-being. As such, it is not surprising that treatments for a wide range of ailments, from physical to...
EASEL: Equine Assisted Social-Emotional Learning
| Contributor(s):: Louhi-Lehtiö, Mari, Trotter, Kay Sudekum
Improvement of self-efficacy and social skills through participation in Great and Small, a therapeutic horseback riding program
| Contributor(s):: Westerman, Patricia, Hargreaves, Holly A., Westerman, Delores, Verge, Melissa, Trotter, Kay Sudekum
Social skills and communication shaped by equine baseball
| Contributor(s):: Eller, Steven B., Trotter, Kay Sudekum
The use of mythological themes to elicit socially appropriate behavioral skills
| Contributor(s):: Stanton, Deirdre, McKissock, Blair, Dailey, Robert, Trotter, Kay Sudekum
Quand la relation au chien devient thérapeutique auprès de la personne âgée démente. = When the relationship with the dog becomes animal-assisted therapy for elderly with dementia
| Contributor(s):: Sudres, J. L., Tafforin, A.
The effects of animal assisted therapy on communication and social skills: A meta-analysis
| Contributor(s):: Chitic, Victor, Rusu, Alina S., Szamoskozi, Stefan
H.O.R.S.E.S., Inc. (Helping Others Reach Success using Equine Services), is a PATH, Intl. Equine Assisted Therapy Center. We are a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization that is run on grants, donations and with the assistance of volunteers. We have several programs to...
HumAnima CIC is a West Midlands based social enterprise providing a professional humanistic counseling and Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) service to individuals and organizations.
Playful paws: Developing an animal-assisted group therapy program focusing on enhancing social skills for children in an outpatient clinic setting
| Contributor(s):: Zatina, Dayna M.
Social skills improvement for an adolescent engaged in equine assisted therapy: a single subject study
| Contributor(s):: Jennifer E. Cartinella
The use of animals for therapeutic purposes has been documented for centuries. There is much anecdotalliterature touting the benefits of animal assisted therapy; however, there are few controlled studies supportingthese claims. Therapy animals are often used with the child/adolescent population....
An investigation of the psychosocial impact of human-animal interaction on a forensic population
| Contributor(s):: Angela Krom Fournier
This quasi-experimental field study tested the psychosocial effects of a forensic human-animal interaction (HAI) program on prison inmates. The study assessed the impact of the HAI program using both between-subject and within-subject methods and analyses. A total of 54 male inmates participated...