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Contributor(s):: Eileen Bona
This is a true story of a boy with Autism and how working with chickens in a therapeutic animal assisted therapy program helped him.
Catching Dreams Out at the Ranch
This newspaper article speaks to the effects of an animal and nature assisted therapy program for people with disabilities and mental health diagnoses in Alberta Canada.
A Cow's Eye View? Cattle Empathy and Ethics in Screen Representations of Temple Grandin
Contributor(s):: Claire Henry
Temple Grandin has been a captivating figure for both animal and disability studies, and for filmmakers. Known for designing more humane livestock handling processes in the US cattle industry, and for her books and public speaking on autism, Grandin’s celebrity then became popularly...
KNGF Geleide Honden
We are a non-profit foundation and our work largely depends on donations and legacies. Since our establishment in 1935 we have trained over 5,000 dogs for blind and visually impaired people very. Therefore, we have a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of dog and disability. This...
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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
Effects of therapeutic horse riding on gait cycle parameters and some aspects of behavior of children with autism
Contributor(s):: Steiner, H., Kertesz, Z.
The Effects of Complementary Hippotherapy for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Contributor(s):: Jamie Hicks
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is an intricate and complex disorder that continues to grow in its prevalence year after year. The disorder is based on decreased social communication with prevalent stereotypical behaviors and problems in sensory processing. Due to the disorder diagnosis based on a...
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.
The roles of animals for individuals with autism spectrum disorder
Contributor(s):: Grandin, Temple, Fine, Aubrey H., O'Haire, Marguerite E., Carlisle, Gretchen, Bowers, Christine M.
When Fraser met Billy : an autistic boy, a rescue cat, and the transformative power of animal connections
Contributor(s):: Booth, Louise
Effectiveness of a Standardized Equine-Assisted Therapy Program for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Contributor(s):: Borgi, M., Loliva, D., Cerino, S., Chiarotti, F., Venerosi, A., Bramini, M., Nonnis, E., Marcelli, M., Vinti, C., De Santis, C., Bisacco, F., Fagerlie, M., Frascarelli, M., Cirulli, F.
The Impact of Canine Assistance for Children with Autism and the Family Unit
Contributor(s):: Wild, Diana L.
The role of service dogs for two children with autism spectrum disorder
Contributor(s):: Waldie, Jennifer
Companion animals and autism: An exploration of their role in the family
Contributor(s):: Ulrey, Lindsay Hansen
Integration d'un chien d'assistance dans la famille d'un enfant presentant un TED: La contribution de la theorie de l'attachement parent-enfant
Contributor(s):: Fecteau, Stephanie
Regulation physiologique et perception de stress chez des parents d'enfants diagnostiques d'un trouble du spectre de l'autisme: La contribution de la presence d'un chien d'assistance et des representations associees a l'attachement
Companion Dogs: Helping Families of Children With and Without Autism
Contributor(s):: Coltea, Cosmin
To date, research investigating the effects of companion dogs in families with children is scarce (Walsh, 2009), and it is even more scarce for families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The present study investigated the effects of companion dogs in families with and without...
Healing Hooves offers a variety of equine-related programs. The Equine Assisted Learning program uses an experiential learning approach that promotes the development of life skills for educational, professional, and personal goals through equine-assisted activities. The Equine...