Replication Pilot Trial of Therapeutic Horseback Riding and Cortisol Collection With Children on the Autism Spectrum
| Contributor(s):: Pan, Z., Granger, D. A., Guerin, N. A.
We aimed to determine whether results of our prior randomized control trial [RCT; NCT02301195, (1)] of Therapeutic Horseback Riding (THR) for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) could be replicated at a different riding center and if treatment effects also...
Early diagnosis and intervention for autism spectrum disorder in Africa: insights from a case study
| Contributor(s):: Nicole Wannenburg, Roelf van Niekerk
Awareness and concern regarding the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) has increased worldwide.1-3 In high resource countries, this has led to an increase in funding for ASD research and the inclusion of ASD in health policies.1,4 Despite an increase in research on ASD in Africa in the...
Long-Term Effect of Therapeutic Horseback Riding in Youth With Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Randomized Trial
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| Contributor(s):: Robin L Gabriels, Zhaoxing Pan, Noemie A Guerin, Briar Dechant, Gary Mesibov
This paper presents 6-month follow-up data of 44% (N = 64/116) of participants (ages 6–16 years) with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, who participated in a previously-published randomized controlled trial of therapeutic horseback riding (THR) compared to a no-horse contact...
Animal-assisted therapy—Novi trend u liječenju osoba s psihičkim i intelektualnim smetnjama
| Contributor(s):: N. Prosinečki
Attitudes to and beliefs about animal assisted therapy for children with disabilities
| Contributor(s):: Yap, E.
Affectionate Interactions of Cats with Children Having Autism Spectrum Disorder
| Contributor(s):: lynette arnason hart, abigail p thigpen, Neil H Willits, Leslie A. Lyons, Irva Hertz-Picciotto, Benjamin L Hart
Mental and physical benefits of dogs have been reported for adults and children with special needs, but less is known about benefits of cats for children. A cat that can be held by a child could provide important therapeutic companionship for children with severe or less severe autism spectrum...
Child-Canine Bonding in Children with ASD: Findings Within and Across Case Studies
| Contributor(s):: Kathryn Struik, John-Tyler Binfet
The demand for support for families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) continues to grow, and one increasingly popular avenue of support is the use of companion canines. Parents searching for service canines trained to work with children with ASD, however, face formidable...
Brief report: The effects of equine-assisted activities on the social functioning in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder
| Contributor(s):: Anderson, Sophie, Meints, Kerstin
Effectiveness of a standardized equine-assisted therapy program for children with autism spectrum disorder
| Contributor(s):: Borgi, Marta, Loliva, Dafne, Cerino, Stefania, Chiarotti, Flavia, Venerosi, Aldina, Bramini, Maria, Nonnis, Enrico, Marcelli, Marco, Vinti, Claudia, Santis, Chiara, Bisacco, Francesca, Fagerlie, Monica, Frascarelli, Massimo, Cirulli, Francesca
Integrating animals in the classroom: The attitudes and experiences of Australian school teachers toward animal-assisted interventions for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
| Contributor(s):: Bradley P. Smith, Ashley A. Dale
The introduction of animals into school classrooms has been posited as a beneficial intervention for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Whilst evidence that animal-assisted interventions or activities can positively influence classroom behaviour and learning outcomes is...
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Psycho-educational horseback riding to facilitate communication ability of children with pervasive developmental disorders
| Contributor(s):: Keino, Hiromi, Funahashi, Atsushi, Keino, Hiroomi, Miwa, Chihiro, Hosokawa, Masanori, Hayashi, Yoshihiro, Kawakita, Kenji
How Equine Assisted Therapy Can Improve the Quality of Life for Individuals Diagnosed with Autism, Ages 2-18
| Contributor(s):: Haley M. Haggerty
As stated by the Autism Speaks incorporation, autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the United States. Current research confirms that autism now affects one in every 88 children and one in every 54 boys. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the reasons...
Equine-facilitated psychotherapy with children and adolescents: An update and literature review
| Contributor(s):: Lentini, Jennifer A., Knox, Michele S.
Pilot study investigating the role of therapy dogs in facilitating social interaction among children with autism
| Contributor(s):: Fung, Suk-chun, Leung, Alvin Seung-ming
Robot-Based Psychotherapy: Concepts Development, State of the Art, and New Directions
| Contributor(s):: David, D., Matu, S. A., David, O. A.
Increasing the Social Communication of a Boy With Autism Using Animal-assisted Play Therapy: A Case Report
| Contributor(s):: Fung, S. C.
"But-He'll Fall!": Children with Autism, Interspecies Intersubjectivity, and the Problem of 'Being Social'
| Contributor(s):: Solomon, O.
| Contributor(s):: Satiansukpong, N., Vittayakorn, S., Pongsaksri, M., Sung-U, S., Pedugsorn, M., Phiraban, C., Sasat, D.