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  1. "Hevonen ei ole minulle urheiluväline, se on arjen terapeutti" : Materiaalipaketti Pihlavan Tallille

    Contributor(s):: Mira Kostamo

    Toiminnallinen opinnäytetyö on toteutettu Pihlavan Tallille. Pihlavan Talli on Suomen Ratsastajainliiton hyväksymä ja valvoma ratsastustalli Kiihtelysvaarassa, Joensuussa. Ratsastustuntien ja – leirien lisäksi talli toteuttaa kuntouttavaa hevostoimintaa eli...

  2. A Protocol for Animal Assisted Therapy in a Midwestern Hospital

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    | Contributor(s):: Alexie J. Traiser, Katie J. Huot

    Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) has been shown to improve physiological, psychological, social, and physical aspects of clients (Miller & Ingram, 2000; Diefenbeck, Bouffard, Matukaitis, Hastings & Coble, 2010). AAT increases an individual’s strength, cognition, range of motion, and...

  3. A Reference Tool for Occupational Therapists to Utilize when Planning Occupation-Based Interventions Using Animal-Assisted Therapy

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    | Contributor(s):: Jennifer L. Hamre, Kathryn E. Nagorka

    The purpose of this scholarly project was to develop a reference tool for occupational therapists to implement an animal-assisted therapy (AAT) program utilizing small animals in preparatory, purposeful, and occupation-based interventions. A thorough literature review was completed using...

  4. 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...

  5. Aasi toimintaterapeutin työparina : Kartoitus aasien mahdollisuuksista toimintaterapiassa

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    | Contributor(s):: Kristiina Juntunen, Tiina Kuukkanen

    Eläinavusteinen työskentely on yleistymässä ja sitä on tutkittu jonkin verran. Aasi on kuitenkin eläinavusteisessa työskentelyssä harvinaisempi, mutta siinä nähdään olevan potentiaalia terapiaeläimeksi. Tämän...

  6. 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....

  7. An evaluation of an animal-assisted therapy program in an adult inpatient hospital rehabilitation unit

    | Contributor(s):: Markovich, Kristen M.

  8. Animal assisted therapy increases fine motor skills

    | Contributor(s):: Roehm, Jillian

  9. Animal assisted therapy: A meta-analysis and survey study

    | Contributor(s):: Moston, Ben, Fedoriw, Christina

  10. Animal assisted therapy: An adjunct to occupational therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Melikian, Sira, John, Annie

  11. Animal-Assisted Services

    | Contributor(s):: Solomon, Jean W., O'Brien, Jane Clifford

  12. 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...

  13. Animal-Assisted Therapy: Mental, Physical, and Emotional Benefits Provided through Occupational Therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Madeline C. Greene

    The idea of animal-assisted therapy seems like it may be a new alternative of therapy, but in reality it dates back to ancient Egypt and dogs were considered sacred and used as a healing power (Fine, 2000). AAT is commonly used in Occupational Therapy where benefits can be identified physically,...

  14. Assessment of occupational therapists' attitudes and knowledge of animal-assisted therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Robin M. Hightower

    The purpose of this study was to assess the attitudes and knowledge of occupational therapists of animal-assisted therapy.

  15. 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...

  16. Bit By Bit Therapy

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    Bit-By-Bit is both an American Hippotherapy Association Registered Facility and a PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International) Accredited Therapeutic Riding Center specializing in speech, occupational and physical therapies. Bit by Bit is made up of a team of 15-20...

  17. Chastain Horse Park

    Chastain Horse Park provides community members with riding lessons, horse boarding, and equine-assisted therapy programs.

  18. Combat operational stress control in Iraq and Afghanistan: army occupational therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Smith-Forbes, Enrique, Najera, Cecilia, Hawkins, Donald

  19. Describing Animal-Assisted Therapy within the occupational therapy profession

    | Contributor(s):: Medalion, Leeat

  20. Dog-assisted therapy for residents of long-term care facilities: An evidence-based review with implications for occupational therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Cipriani, Joseph, Cooper, Marisa, DiGiovanni, Nicole M., Litchkofski, Alexandria, Nichols, Andrea Lynn, Ramsey, Ashleigh