publication . Other literature type . 2017

Animal-Assisted Activities: Effects of Animals on Positive Emotional Display in Children in Inclusion Classrooms

Mazgaonkar, Gayatri;
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  • Published: 31 Aug 2017
  • Publisher: Purdue University
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Animals are commonly present in classrooms and may be an important tool in enhancing children’s experiences, especially in inclusion classrooms that provide integrative learning for both typically developing children and children with special needs. The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of animal-assisted activities on children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as well was typically developing (TD) children in inclusion classrooms. Ninety-nine children from 15 inclusion classrooms were divided into groups of three (two TD children and one child with ASD) to take part in free play sessions with either two guinea pigs or a set of toys. These se...
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Medical Subject Headings: behavioral disciplines and activitiesmental disorders
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