The following resources are provided to support our volunteers and friends of PAT in their journey with animal assisted activities.
IAHAIO WHITE PAPER TASK FORCE – FINAL REPORT 2018
Definitions for animal-assisted intervention and animal assisted activity and guidelines for wellness of animals involved. [PDF attachment]
Academic Outputs linked to Pets as Therapy, South Africa
Should you wish to research any topics related to the organisation, Pets as Therapy South Africa, as well as the subjects of human-animal interaction and animal-assisted activities, more generally. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Le Roux, M.C., & Wright, S. (2020). The relationship between pet attachment, life satisfaction and perceived stress: Results from a South African survey. Anthrozoös. 33(3), 371-385. doi: 10.1080/08927936.2020.1746525
Le Roux, M.C., Swartz, L., & Swart, E. (2014). The effect of an animal-assisted reading program on the reading rate, accuracy, and comprehension of grade 3 children: A randomized controlled study. Child Youth Care Forum, 43, 655-673. Doi: 10.1007/s10566-014-9262-1
Le Roux, M. C. & Kemp, R. (2009). The effect of a companion dog on depression and anxiety levels of elderly residents living in a long-term care facility. Psychogeriatrics, 9, 23-26.
Le Roux, M. C., & Hawridge, C. (2019). Animal-assisted activities for adolescents with autism spectrum disorder: Teachers’, parents’ and volunteers’ perceptions. Animal-assisted therapy Conference. 30-31 May 2019, Durbanville.
Le Roux, M. C. (2018). The effect of an animal-assisted reading programme on the reading skills of grade 3 children in a Western Cape primary school. First National Animal-assisted therapy Conference. 27-28 September 2018, Durbanville.
Le Roux, M. C., Swartz, L., & Swart, E. (2012). An animal-assisted reading programme. Results from a South African study. 30th International Congress of Psychology, 22 – 27 July 2012, Cape Town.
Le Roux, M. C., Swartz, L., & Swart, E. (2015).Die effek van ŉ troeteldier-ondersteunde leesprogram op woordherkenningsvaardighede van graad 3-kinders. Tydskrif vir Geesteswetenskappe, 55(2), 1-15. doi.10.171159/2224-7912020150v55n2a
Hawridge, C. (2016). Animal-assisted activities for adolescents with autism spectrum disorder: Teachers and parents‘ perceptions. pp. 1-156
Wyatt, (Diergaardt), K.L. (2016). The effect of an animal-assisted visitation programme on children with intellectual disabilities: A randomised controlled study. pp. 1-181.
Van Besouw, J. (2016). Animal-assisted activities in a halfway facility. Pp. 1-262 (cum laude)
Buckle, C.J. (2015). Effects of an animal visitation intervention on the depression, loneliness and quality of life of older people: A randomised controlled study. pp. 1-233 pp. (cum laude)