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  1. Functional Outcomes in a Randomized Controlled Trial of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Middle-Aged and Older Adults with Schizophrenia

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    | 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...

  2. Evaluating preference for and reinforcing efficacy of a therapy dog to increase verbal statements

    | Contributor(s):: Jorgenson, C. D., Clay, C. J., Kahng, S.

  3. Animal-assisted Social Skills Training for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

    | Contributor(s):: Becker, Joanna L., Rogers, Erica C., Burrows, Bethany

    Recent research indicates that youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) show increases in prosocial behaviors in the presence of animals, yet few studies have examined the effects of incorporating animals into treatments. The current study evaluated the effectiveness of an animal-assisted social...

  4. Tukikoira työvälineenä : ohjauskansio syrjäytymistä ennaltaehkäisevän ryhmätoiminnan tueksi

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    | Contributor(s):: Meri Apiala, Hanna Hermunen, Tiina Kohonen

    Toiminnallisen opinnäytetyömme tavoitteena oli suunnitella ja toteuttaa ohjauskansio Keski-Uudenmaan Mielenterveysseuran tukikoirakoille. Toiminnallisia menetelmiä sisältävää ohjauskansiota käytetään lasten syrjäytymistä...

  5. 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...

  6. What factors are associated with positive effects of dog ownership in families with children with autism spectrum disorder? The development of the Lincoln Autism Pet Dog Impact Scale

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    | Contributor(s):: Hall, Sophie Susannah, Wright, Hannah F., Mills, Daniel Simon

  7. Emmanuelle Fournier-Chouinard

    Emmanuelle Fournier-Chouinard is a Psychologist-Psychotherapist from Québec, Canada. She teaches AAT/AAE (Cégep de La Pocatière, cégep de Chicoutimi, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi) and is a Dog...

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  8. Examining the Meaning of Training Animals: A Photovoice Study With At-Risk Youth

    | Contributor(s):: Williams, Rachel L., Metz, Alexia E.

  9. Oxytocin enhances the appropriate use of human social cues by the domestic dog (Canis familiaris) in an object choice task

    | Contributor(s):: Oliva, J. L., Rault, J. L., Appleton, B., Lill, A.

  10. Pet dog ownership in families of children with autism: Children's social skills and attachment to their dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Carlisle, Gretchen K.

    This study compared the social skills of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder who lived with dogs and those who did not live with dogs. Interaction with dogs was investigated in this population, along with the attachment of those children who lived with dogs. This cross-sectional, descriptive...

  11. 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.

  12. Breed differences in domestic dogs' (Canis familiaris) comprehension of human communicative signals

    | Contributor(s):: Wobber, Victoria, Hare, Brian, Koler-Matznick, Janice, Wrangham, Richard, Tomasello, Michael

  13. Attentiveness toward others and social learning in domestic dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Virányi, Zsófia, Range, Friederike, Huber, Ludwig