Camp for children with disabilities

Children & Youth with Disabilities Lab

The evaluation of a multi-site novel imitation based animal assisted intervention for children with developmental disabilities and their family dog

Who

We are looking for families with a family dog who have a child between the ages of 10- 17 years with a developmental disability. Parents/guardians must be comfortable filling out surveys in English.

What

We are doing a research study that will examine a family dog assisted intervention on physical activity and social wellbeing for children between 10- 17 years old.

Why

We believe that incorporating the family dog in an imitation-based dog assisted intervention will improve physical activity and social wellbeing for children.

When

This is a study that will take place in the Portland area late June/ early July 2021 and in Seattle late July/ early August 2021. Your child and family dog will take part in a joint physical activity-based intervention for 10 sessions each lasting 1 hour. There will be 3 additional days that we’ll request your participation in the study over the course of one year.

Where

This study will be conducted at one of 3 sites in Seattle WA, Portland OR, and in Corvallis OR on the OSU campus, depending on your location.

You will receive a $25 gift card at 3 time points during the study.

Contact

For more information please contact either:

Megan MacDonald, Ph.D.
Megan.MacDonald@oregonstate.edu
541-737-3273

Monique Udell, Ph.D.
Monique.Udell@oregonstate.edu
541-737-9154

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