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  1. Leaps & Bounds Pediatric Therapy

    Organizations | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    At Leaps & Bounds, we provide physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy services for children of all ages in the Inland Empire and Orange County who are at risk for, or who have difficulty participating in typical, age appropriate activities. Our therapists are highly...

  2. Effect of hippotherapy in the global motor coordination in individuals with Down Syndrome

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Introduction: Down syndrome (DS) of all genetic syndromes is the most common. In Hippotherapy, three-dimensional movements, provided by horse walking, awaken in the body of children with DS a large amount of sensory and neuromuscular stimuli, which directly interfere with overall development...

  3. Little Horses Big Smiles

    Organizations | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Little Horses Big Smiles is an all volunteer 501c3 non profit that provides animal assisted therapy and activities to various type of health facilities, schools, and other special events. ​Charlie (The STAR) is a 2.5 year old miniature horse. Charlie and I are a registered animal assisted...

  4. Animals 4 Therapy

    Organizations | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    A 501 (c)(3) nonprofit that provides therapy animals for visits.

  5. Pegasus Therapeutic Riding

    Organizations | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Pegasus Therapeutic Riding - All Special Needs, All Ages - is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization based in Palm Desert, California. Started in 1981, its equine therapy program was developed and improved between 1986 and 1996 and then expanded.

  6. Touching Smiles Equine Therapy

    Organizations | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Touching Smiles Equine Therapy, Inc. is a 501(c)3 recognized nonprofit organization that brings miniature horses to children and adults. Through direct contact with these wonderfully perceptive creatures, we see increased self-esteem, self-awareness, and self-control. It has been shown that...

  7. Animal Assisted Psychotherapy: An Exploration of the Adult Client's Experience of Individual Psychotherapy with the Assistance of a Dog

    Theses | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

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  8. Encountering the Other: An Interdisciplinary Inquiry into Horse/Human Interaction

    Theses | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    This thesis asks how and why a serendipitous and spontaneous personal encounter with a being from another species created an ongoing bond. Through the lens of three intersecting disciplines: environmental studies, animal behaviour and health science, I explore how the horse, over time, has gone...

  9. Impact of an animal-assisted therapy programme on physiological and psychosocial variables of paediatric oncology patients

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    The objective of this study was to propose an intervention and safety protocol for performing animal-assisted therapy (AAT) and evaluating its efficacy in children under outpatient oncological treatment based on psychological, physiological, and quality of life indicators for the children and...

  10. Medicine Horse Program

    Organizations | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Medicine Horse Program enhances the mental health and life skills of youth, adults, families, and groups through therapeutic interaction with horses.Medicine Horse Program is a 501c3 non-profit organization, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of adolescents, adults and families...

  11. Animal-assisted intervention in the ICU: a tool for humanization

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    The combination of an aging population and advances in critical care medicine is resulting in a growing number of survivors of critical illness [1]. Survivors’ descriptions of their stay in an intensive care unit (ICU) are frequently filled with traumatic events, and include experiences...

  12. Special Equestrians of Georgia

    Organizations | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Recognizing a need in her community, Stacey Edwards founded Special Equestrians of Georgia in 2006.  A registered PATH International Instructor, Stacey and her team bring therapeutic horseback riding to individuals with physical, emotional, behavioral and developmental...

  13. Jackson Hole Therapeutic Riding Association

    Organizations | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    We serve people from: Community Entry Services (a local organization that provides a full array of services for individuals with developmental disabilities), C-V Ranch (a residential school and treatment facility for multi-handicapped and emotionally disturbed youth whose education needs are not...

  14. Prancing Horse Center

    Organizations | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Prancing Horse Inc. is a PATH ( www.pathintl.org ) Premier Accredited therapeutic riding center that provides a needed service to persons in the Sandhill’s NC area. We have been headquartered in Southern Pines, NC for the past 30 years, providing service to our local...

  15. Ride On

    Organizations | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Ride On teaches adaptive horseback riding to children and adults with physical and cognitive disabilities and we provide physical, occupational and speech therapy specializing in using the movement of  the horse to improve specific medical conditions. Founded in 1994,...

  16. Flash Farm

    Organizations | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Flash Farm's mission is foster love and share hope with vulnerable youth through the use of a unique animal assisted therapeutic program.Flash Farm is a purpose built therapeutic centre for vulnerable youth to come and experience life in a tranquil farm setting and undertake...

  17. Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center Inc

    Organizations | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    The Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center (CTRC) is a PATH Intl Premier Accredited Center in southeast Longmont, Colorado devoted, since 1980, to serving children and adults with disabilities. As the oldest and largest therapeutic riding center in Colorado, and one of the largest in the...

  18. Transitions Equine Assisted Activities and Therapy

    Organizations | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Transitions EEAT is a Christian ministry dedicated to the physical, mental, and social development of people with special needs and their families through therapeutic contact with a horse in a safe environment. 

  19. Therapeutic Riding of Tuscaloosa

    Organizations | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Therapeutic Riding of Tuscaloosa is a not for profit 501c3  organization that is dedicated to providing the experience of a lifetime to people with and without disabilities. In our programs, we offer equine assistance to encourage the development of cognitive and motor skills.  Along...

  20. Stonybrook Farm

    Organizations | Contributor(s): Leslie Irvine

    Storybook Farm is a magical nonprofit ministry where courageous children faced with a variety of physical, emotional, social and cognitive challenges embrace and celebrate life!Storybook Farm’s mission is to walk alongside children with uncertain futures and provide them with...