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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...
Does Hippotherapy Improve Gross Motor Function in Children with Cerebral Palsy?
Contributor(s):: Rachel Y. Maestas
Cerebral palsy (CP) refers to a group of non-progressive disorders of movement and posture caused by abnormal development of, or damage to, motor control centers of the brain. CP is caused by events before, during, or after birth. The abnormalities of muscle control that define CP are often...
Contributor(s):: Autumn O'Hara
Therapists work with many children with many different diagnoses. One of the most prevalent diagnosis is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). According to recent statistics, available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 68 children are diagnosed with ASD; which is a...
Avaluació de l'efectivitat de la introducció de la teràpia assistida amb gossos al tractament de fisioteràpia per a pacients amb paràlisi cerebral espàstica
Contributor(s):: Susanna Peiris Bevers
L’objectiu d’aquest estudi és avaluar els efectes de la introducció de la teràpia assistida amb gossos en el tractament de nens amb paràlisi cerebral espàstica. Es tracta d’un assaig clínic aleatoritzat, longitudinal i de...
Changes in Cardiorespiratory Responses and Kinematics With Hippotherapy in Youth With and Without Cerebral Palsy
Contributor(s):: Rigby, B. R., Gloeckner, A. R., Sessums, S., Lanning, B. A., Grandjean, P. W.
Effect of Hippotherapy on Motor Proficiency and Function in Children with Cerebral Palsy Who Walk
Contributor(s):: Champagne, D., Corriveau, H., Dugas, C.
Attitudes to and beliefs about animal assisted therapy for children with disabilities
Contributor(s):: Yap, E., Scheinberg, A., Williams, K.
The use of horseriding in the lives of children with cerebral palsy : an ecosystemic exploration
Contributor(s):: Yolanda Tredoux
In the realm of therapeutic horseback riding one becomes aware of the idiosyncratic way in which each unique individual depicts his or her experience of a therapeutic riding endeavor. This study focuses on the meanings attributed to therapeutic riding in the lives of children with cerebral palsy...
As terapias com recurso ao cão como estratégia de intervenção em pessoas com necessidades educativas especiais
Contributor(s):: Ana Rita de Brito da Graça Serrano Ferreira
O presente estudo insere-se no Mestrado em Educação Especial, Domínio Cognitivo e Motor, e tem como objetivo identificar através das Terapias Assistidas por Cães, benefícios nos indivíduos com Perturbações do Desenvolvimento, capazes...
Family Dog-Assisted Adapted Physical Activity: A Case Study
Contributor(s):: Amanda Tepfer, Samantha Ross, Megan MacDonald, Monique AR Udell, Craig Ruaux, Wendy Baltzer
Purpose: The aim of this case study was to examine the individual effects of an adapted physical activity, animal-assisted intervention (APA-AAI) with the family dog on motor skills, physical activity, and quality of life of a child with cerebral palsy (CP). Method: This study used an A-B-A...
Long-term effects of robotic hippotherapy on dynamic postural stability in cerebral palsy
Contributor(s):: Young Joo Cha, Megan Stanley, Tim Shurtleff, Joshua S. H. You
Dynamic postural instability is a common neuromuscular impairment in cerebral palsy (CP), which often includes balance dysfunction and an associated risk of serious falls. Robotic hippotherapy has recently become a widespread clinical application to facilitate postural core stabilization,...
Intervention for an Adolescent With Cerebral Palsy During Period of Accelerated Growth
Contributor(s):: Reubens, R., Silkwood-Sherer, D. J.
The Efficacy of Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies on Improving Physical Function
Contributor(s):: Rigby, B. R., Grandjean, P. W.
The Effect of Therapeutic Horseback Riding on Balance in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Pilot Study
Contributor(s):: Homnick, Tamara D., Henning, Kim M., Swain, Charlene V., Homnick, Douglas N.
Stir-N-Up Hope is a Not-For-Profit organization that provides free therapeutic riding sessions to handicapped individuals. The program is seasonal, running from spring to fall. Riders are taught to groom, tack, lead, and ride. Games are also incorporated to work on areas of special needs.Riders...
Contributor(s):: Travis, Stacey, Miller, Freeman
Dog-assisted therapies and activities in rehabilitation of children with cerebral palsy and physical and mental disabilities
Contributor(s):: Elmaci, D. T., Cevizci, S.