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Current research projects
 

EPISODE: Investigating costs and effects of epilepsy-dogs
Researcher: Tynke de Winkel
Promotor: prof. dr. Marie-Jose Enders
Co-promotores: dr. Karin Hediger en dr. Inge Noback
Read more: Onderzoek naar de kosten en effecten van epilepsiehonden

Read4Succeed: Improving migrant, refugee and from deprived neighbourhood children reading skills through an Animal Assisted Reading program (Animal Assisted Education)
Researcher: Tynke de Winkel
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Pet@home: Caring for pets of community-dwelling older adults
Researcher: Peter Reniers
Read more: Subsidie voor praktijkgericht onderzoek naar huisdieren en kwaliteit van leven in de langdurige zorg

Investigating horse-assisted therapy in the Netherlands (the Dog-boy method for children with autism)
Researcher: Marloes Ernst
Promotor: prof. dr. Marie-Jose Enders
Co-promotores: dr. Karin Hediger en dr. Steffie van de Steen
Read more: Open Universiteit onderzoekt Horse Boy Method

Investigating children’s attachment to their parents and their pets
Researcher: Danielle Groenewoud
Promotor: prof. dr. Marie-Jose Enders
Co-promotores: dr. Karin Hediger en dr. Roeslan Leontjevas

Activities with dogs and robots for older adults with dementia
Researcher: Lonneke Schuurmans
Promotores: prof. dr. Marie-Jose Enders en prof. dr. Jos Schols
Co-promotor: dr. Inge Noback
Publication: Animal-assisted interventions in Dutch nursing homes: a survey

Horse-assisted psychotherapy for adults with attachment problems
Researcher: Geza Kovacs
Promotores: prof. dr. Marie-Jose Enders, dr. Annemiek van Dijke en dr. Inge Noback
Read more: Psychotherapie ondersteund met paarden succesvol bij persoonlijkheidsstoornissen

Dog-assisted interventions for children with special needs in elementary school
Researcher: Riki Verhoeven
Promotores: prof. dr. Marie-Jose Enders en prof. dr. Rob Martens (Onderwijswetenschappen)
Read more: A dog in a classroom (in Dutch)

Dog-assisted therapy for adults with autism spectrum disorder
Researcher: Carolijn Wijker
Promotor: prof. dr. Marie-Jose Enders
Co-promotores: dr. Annelies Spek (hoofd Autisme Expertisecentrum) en dr. Roeslan Leontjevas
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