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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...
Outcomes in language and social skills as seen in children with autism and developmental disabilities participating in equine assisted activities
Contributor(s):: Megan Koenigseder
Individuals with developmental disabilities commonly present characteristics that include deficits in social and communicative abilities. A number of intervention strategies have been implemented, but none have proven to be most effective. A somewhat novel approach known as equine assisted...
The efficacy of therapy dogs as teaching adjuncts in promoting empathy in preschool children
Contributor(s):: Michael Jeffrey Donaldson
The purpose of this study was to present empirical evidence about the efficacy of using therapy dogs as teacher adjuncts in schools to promote the social and emotional skills of preschool-aged children. Across a nine-week period of time, preschool-aged children assigned to the treatment condition...
A Powerful Approach or the Power of Horses: Is Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy an Effective Technique or the Natural Effect of Horses?
Contributor(s):: Jessica S. Iwachiw
The lives of humans and animals have been intertwined through time immemorial, and in many instances the relationship between humans and animals has been thought to be good for human well-being. As such, it is not surprising that treatments for a wide range of ailments, from physical to...
What factors are associated with positive effects of dog ownership in families with children with autism spectrum disorder? The development of the Lincoln Autism Pet Dog Impact Scale
| Contributor(s):: Hall, Sophie Susannah, Wright, Hannah F., Mills, Daniel Simon
Dog welfare for the conveyance of pro-social skills to prison populations
| Contributor(s):: Linaza, Iñaki, Muro, Cristina
Effects of equine interaction on EEG asymmetry in children with autism spectrum disorder: a pilot study
| Contributor(s):: Chen, Chih-Chia, Crews, Debbie, Mundt, Stephanie, Ringenbach, Shannon D. R.
Examining the Meaning of Training Animals: A Photovoice Study With At-Risk Youth
| Contributor(s):: Williams, Rachel L., Metz, Alexia E.
Improving adolescent social competence and behavior: a randomized trial of an 11-week equine facilitated learning prevention program
| Contributor(s):: Pendry, P., Carr, A. M., Smith, A. N., Roeter, S. M.
Oxytocin enhances the appropriate use of human social cues by the domestic dog (Canis familiaris) in an object choice task
| Contributor(s):: Oliva, J. L., Rault, J. L., Appleton, B., Lill, A.
The Social Skills and Attachment to Dogs of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
| Contributor(s):: Carlisle, G. K.
EASEL: Equine Assisted Social-Emotional Learning
| Contributor(s):: Louhi-Lehtiö, Mari, Trotter, Kay Sudekum
Improvement of self-efficacy and social skills through participation in Great and Small, a therapeutic horseback riding program
| Contributor(s):: Westerman, Patricia, Hargreaves, Holly A., Westerman, Delores, Verge, Melissa, Trotter, Kay Sudekum
Social skills and communication shaped by equine baseball
| Contributor(s):: Eller, Steven B., Trotter, Kay Sudekum
The use of mythological themes to elicit socially appropriate behavioral skills
| Contributor(s):: Stanton, Deirdre, McKissock, Blair, Dailey, Robert, Trotter, Kay Sudekum
Pet dog ownership in families of children with autism: Children's social skills and attachment to their dogs
| Contributor(s):: Carlisle, Gretchen K.
Quand la relation au chien devient thérapeutique auprès de la personne âgée démente. = When the relationship with the dog becomes animal-assisted therapy for elderly with dementia
| Contributor(s):: Sudres, J. L., Tafforin, A.
The effects of animal assisted therapy on communication and social skills: A meta-analysis
| Contributor(s):: Chitic, Victor, Rusu, Alina S., Szamoskozi, Stefan
H.O.R.S.E.S., Inc. (Helping Others Reach Success using Equine Services), is a PATH, Intl. Equine Assisted Therapy Center. We are a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization that is run on grants, donations and with the assistance of volunteers. We have several programs to...