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Big Stride Therapy
Big Stride Therapy specializes in providing occupational therapy for special children using the movement of the horse and equestrian activities during our occupational therapy sessions. Using hand chosen therapy horses, dedicated volunteers, and the loving support of families, we achieve...
Accrediting the Therapeutic Riding Industry
Contributor(s):: Kelsey Lynch, Shannon Thieme, Julie M. Fagan
Therapeutic horseback riding is used for people with many disabilities through out the country. However, these programs can be quite expensive for the families of the participants. Many programs are not funded and since they are not covered by insurances, most families have to pay out of pocket....
A systematic mapping review of animal-assisted therapies for adults with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias : implications for occupational therapy
Contributor(s):: Michelle Rose
The objective of this thesis was to map the current state of knowledge of animal-assisted therapies (AAT) for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) and to derive implications for occupational therapy in addressing dementia-specific quality of life (QoL). This study...
Institut für soziales Lernen mit Tieren
The Institute of social learning in animals since 1994 working in a variety of (special) educational and therapeutic facilities. We are in special schools, but also support the development of inclusion as well as the reduction of socially conspicuous behavior in classes other types of school....
Hold Your Horses
Hold Your Horses offers equine assisted services in a private farm setting. We are dedicated to providing effective interventions that help clients achieve wellness and increase quality of life. Year round services are available with heated indoor and scenic outdoor facilities.A professional...
Animal-Assisted Therapy: A Dog's Influence on Occupational Therapy Outcomes of a Child with Cerebral Palsy
Contributor(s):: Emily Howell-forbes, Kathryn Marxen
Objectives: The purpose of this pilot study was to compare differences between traditional occupational therapy (OT) and OT delivered with a dog and handler, or animal-assisted therapy (AAT), on selected treatment goals for a 3-year-old child with cerebral palsy.Methods: This mixed-methods...
Examining the meaning of training animals: a photovoice study with at-risk youth
Contributor(s):: Rachel L. Williams
The purpose of this study was to discover the benefits of engaging in rescue animal training for at-risk youth, though the photovoice method. The data was collected through the responses of youth participating in Teacher’s Pet: Dogs and Kids Learning Together in...
The Effects of Animal-Assisted Therapy at a Long Term Care Facility
Contributor(s):: Sarah Kendziorski, Carol Treacy
This thesis is a qualitative study on how resident pets impacted the lives of residents in a nursing home. Through the hermeneutic process, ten participants were interviewed to determine their relationships with the animals. Five common themes emerged from this study; (a) the participants enjoyed...
Anxiety and depression in care homes in Malta and Australia: part 2
Contributor(s):: Baldacchino, Donia R., Bonello, Lilian
Equine-assisted therapy: Occupational therapists as key facilitators
Contributor(s):: Naumann, Danielle N., Penning, Henderika E.
Examining the Meaning of Training Animals: A Photovoice Study With At-Risk Youth
Contributor(s):: Williams, Rachel L., Metz, Alexia E.
Human and animal interactions in occupational therapy
Contributor(s):: Dumont, Claire
Little Horses Assist UF Shands Clients
Practitioners in the news
Contributor(s):: Waite, Andrew
Use of Creative Activities in Occupational Therapy Practice in Sweden
Contributor(s):: Mullersdorf, M., Ivarsson, A. B.
Green Hill Therapy
Green Hill Therapy is a nonprofit organization which integrates occupational, physical and speech therapy with hippotherapy and aquatherapy, two dynamic treatment programs that address sensory-motor learning in special needs children. Our goal is simple: We want to help kids reach their full...
Contributor(s):: Satiansukpong, N., Vittayakorn, S., Pongsaksri, M., Sung-U, S., Pedugsorn, M., Phiraban, C., Sasat, D.
Practitioner Attitudes and Beliefs Regarding the Role Animals Play in Human Health
| Contributor(s):: Felicia Trembath
Many studies have evaluated the effectiveness of animals in improving patient outcomes, such as their ability to improve cardiovascular health or alleviate depression symptoms. However, little research has been done to evaluate the beliefs of practitioners about the role that animals can...