Animal assisted Interventions for Individuals with Autism

Author: Merope Pavlides
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846427954
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book looks at how therapies involving animals can be used to help individuals with autism to develop skills, including sensory and social skills, to manage challenging behaviors, and improve quality of life. Whether participating in therapeutic horseback riding, utilizing a trained service dog, visiting a dolphin therapy center, or simply experiencing companion animal therapy, people with autism can reap a multitude of benefits from interaction with furry, feathered, and finned friends. Merope Pavlides relates the success stories of different animal-assisted interventions, as well as noting the challenges of working with particular animal species. She also emphasizes the importance of tailoring interventions to the specific needs of the individual and of monitoring progress. With recommendations for resources and further reading, this book will be of great interest to people with autism, their parents, and the professionals who work with them.

Animal assisted Interventions for Individuals with Autism

Author: Merope Pavlides
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843108674
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book looks at how therapies involving animals can be used to help individuals with autism to develop skills and improve quality of life. Pavlides relates the success stories of different animal-assisted interventions. She emphasizes the importance of tailoring interventions to the specific needs of the individual and monitoring progress.

Handbook on Animal Assisted Therapy

Author: Aubrey H. Fine
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080463834
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The original edition was the first book to provide a comprehensive overview of the ways in which animals can assist therapists with treatment of specific populations, and/or in specific settings. The second edition continues in this vein, with 7 new chapters plus substantial revisions of continuing chapters as the research in this field has grown. New coverage includes: Animals as social supports, Use of AAT with Special Needs students, the role of animals in the family- insights for clinicians, and measuring the animal-person bond. *Contributions from veterinarians, animal trainers, psychologists, and social workers *Includes guidelines and best practices for using animals as therapeutic companions *Addresses specific types of patients and environmental situations

Professional Applications of Animal Assisted Interventions

Author: Melissa Y. Winkle
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781484199565
Format: PDF
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The human-animal bond has therapeutic value regardless of the nature of the interaction. Recently, the work has begun to diverge into two distinct directions. First, many organizations continue to support volunteer visiting teams in a variety of community settings; however, a secondary breed of programs are emerging as more healthcare, social service, and educational practitioners carry the responsibility to ensure professional level standards of practice that blend seamlessly with each disciplines practice framework. The patient, client, and student goals are formal and practiced in a discipline specific modality. Dogwood Doga is not meant to be a “cookie cutter” book for activities, rather, it is meant to educate professionals about how to think about intervention or educational plans, activity and biomechanical analysis, modifications, and safety for human and dog. This book caters to those who use dogs in discipline specific sessions. DOGWOOD DOGA is the first book in a series that offers an occupational therapists perspective on having a canine co-therapist or co-educator work with clients, patients or students to reach functional goals including health maintenance, neuromusculoskeletal and motor skills, sensory and cognitive functions, communication and interaction skills, and more. The book includes pictured demonstrations, instructions, activity analysis, and modification ideas. Each activity in DOGWOOD DOGA also offers information about incorporating the dog and intermediate dog training requirements. It is recommended that users have experience with biomechanics/yoga, and have dogs with solid obedience and interaction skills.

Professional Applications of Animal Assisted Interventions

Author: Melissa Y. Winkle
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781492221838
Format: PDF
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Discusses screening people for participation, screening dogs for the job, intervention goals, precautions and professional responsibilities. Includes ideas for all ages and abilities, and is useful for many professions within the interdisciplinary team.

The Golden Bridge

Author: Patty Dobbs Gross
Publisher: Purdue University Press
ISBN: 9781557534088
Format: PDF
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In The Golden Bridge, Patty Dobbs Gross provides both personal and professional advice on how specially bred and trained dogs help to facilitate communication for children with autism and other developmental disabilities. This important information compendium is a guide for parents dealing with the social, emotional, and educational issues related to raising children with challenges. Myths and labels concerning autism are explored, examined, and redefined. While focused on children, the advice that Gross shares will be immensely helpful for anyone involved in breeding, raising, and training dogs to mitigate any type of disability at any age. The Golden Bridge provides advice about living with autism, animal-assisted therapy and autism, training an assistance dog to work with a child with autism or a developmental disability, and using an assistance dog to deal with a child's grief. This impressive volume also contains a vast list of resources, including Web sites, for follow-up information, a section on books about autism, and a directory of assistance dog providers.

Autism and Spirituality

Author: Olga Bogdashina
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 085700591X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Olga Bogdashina argues persuasively that, contrary to popular belief, spirituality plays a vital role in the lives of many people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Drawing on interdisciplinary research from fields as diverse as psychology, philosophy, anthropology, linguistics, neuroscience and religion, as well as first-hand experiences of people on the spectrum, she shows how people with ASD experience their inner worlds and sense of self, and how this shapes the spiritual dimension of their lives and vice versa. She presents a coherent framework for understanding the routes of spiritual development and 'spiritual giftedness' within this group, offering insights that will inform understanding of how to support and nurture spiritual wellbeing in people with ASDs. This book gives a voice to both verbal and non-verbal individuals on the autism spectrum whose spiritual experiences, though often unconventional, are meaningful and profound. It is essential reading for all those interested in the spiritual wellbeing of this group, including pastoral carers and counsellors, ministers of religion, spiritual leaders, parents and carers and individuals on the autism spectrum.

Animal Assisted Therapy

Author: Donald Altschiller
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313357218
Format: PDF, Docs
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This comprehensive overview of the many types of animal-assisted therapy provides the perfect reference for students, general readers, pet owners, animal care specialists, psychologists, occupational and physical therapists, and mental health professionals. • A list of government regulations about the rights of service dogs in public accommodations • A glossary of major terms, such as animal-assisted therapy, animal-assisted activities, equine therapy, and many others • The most comprehensive annotated bibliography yet developed on the subject, including books, journal articles, videos, and websites

Animal Assisted Therapy in Counseling

Author: Cynthia K. Chandler
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317374983
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The third edition of Animal-Assisted Therapy in Counseling is the most comprehensive book available dedicated to training mental health practitioners in the performance of animal assisted therapy in counseling (AAT-C). New to this edition is discussion of the human-animal relational theory, a new theory dedicated to the practice of AAT-C. This edition also has added applications for supervision and includes the most recent research and practice. Consistent with previous editions, a variety of animal-assisted interventions are described with case examples provided in a variety of settings with different types of animals. This unique resource is an indispensable guide for any counselor or psychotherapist looking to develop and implement AAT techniques in practice.

Animals in Social Work

Author: T. Ryan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113737229X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This collection of essays articulates theoretical and philosophical arguments, and advances practical applications, as to why animals ought to matter to social work, in and of themselves. It serves as a persuasive corrective to the current invisibility of animals in contemporary social work practice and thought.