Effects of Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
| Contributor(s):: Xiao, N., Shinwari, K., Kiselev, S., Huang, X., Li, B., Qi, J.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has become a critical public health issue that affects more than 78 million people. In many recent studies, the authors have demonstrated that equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAATs) can substantially improve the social and behavioral skills of children...
Patterns of Interactive and Motor Behavior: Animal-Assisted Intervention in Inclusive Education
| Contributor(s):: Sole, Meritxell, Camerino, Oleguer, Rodrigo, Maylos, Jonsson, Gudberg, Prat, Queralt, Castaner, Marta
Experiences of parents of autistic children who adopted a cat
| Contributor(s):: Carlisle, Gretchen K., Lamontagne, Angelique, Bibbo, Jessica, Johnson, Rebecca A., Lyons, Leslie A.
Equine Assisted Activities to help Minors With Autism Spectrum Disorder. A Literature Review
| Contributor(s):: Axpe, Inge, Ramos-Diaz, Estibaliz, Fernandez-Lasarte, Oihane, Rodriguez-Fernandez, Arantzazu
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Equine Assisted Therapy: An Integrative Review of the Literature
| Contributor(s):: Brittany R. Selzer
The purpose of this integrative review of the literature is to examine the effectiveness of equine assisted therapy with individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). An extensive review of the literature was conducted regarding children diagnosed with ASD who received equine...
The Effects of Pet Therapy on Pediatric Patients with Autism
| Contributor(s):: Tayler Wade, Christine Hober
Objective: To identify the effects of pet therapy and improvement of social development in ASD Level 2 children. Design: Quantitative; Quasi-experimental; Descriptive Setting: Western, rural Kansas Pediatric Center Participants: Children ages 5-10 years old diagnosed with ASD Level 2, Nurses,...
Characterization of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder’s Interactions with a Service Dog During Their First Encounter
| Contributor(s):: Dollion, Nicolas, Herbin, Alexandre, Champagne, Noël, Plusquellec, Pierrich, Grandgeorge, Marine
A Systematic Review of Hippotherapy (horseback riding) for Individuals with Autism is the Cognitive Level Considered?
| Contributor(s):: Osnat Atun-Einy, Meir Lotan
Background: Hippotherapy (HT) or horseback riding is a therapeutic modality that is suggested to improve function in children with cerebral palsy (CP), autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD) Aim: The aim of this review was to evaluate HT in children...
Effects of Therapeutic Horseback-Riding Program on Social and Communication Skills in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
| Contributor(s):: Chen, S., Zhang, Y., Zhao, M., Du, X., Wang, Y., Liu, X.
Animal-assisted therapy has become a fast-growing and effective approach for remediating core impairments of children with ASD; however, recent systematic review studies on the effects of AAT in children with ASD have some limitations, including referral to a variety of animal-assisted...
Alternative Equine Therapy Helping Autistic Children | Mugur Pop | TEDxCambridgeSchoolofBucharest
| Contributor(s):: Mugur Pop
“Descopera Natura” aims at developing and supporting equestrian tourism as an ecotouristic alternative for the protected natural and communitarian protected areas in Romania. The activity covers areas such as Muntii Macinului, Muntii Apuseni, Muntii Rodnei and Muntii Calimani, as...
Effects of Dog-Assisted Therapy on the Physical Function and Communication Skills of Adults with Autism: A Study Protocol for a Controlled Study
| Contributor(s):: Isabel Gómez-Calcerrada, Ana Myriam Lavín-Pérez, Santos Villafaina, Juan Carlos Rueda-Rubio, Beatriz Rivera-Martín, Israel González-García, Eugenio Merellano-Navarro, Marta Mateo-Garitagoitia, Carlota González-Plaza, Daniel Collado-Mateo
Background and Objectives: Despite the scientific evidence of the positive effects of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) in adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), it is not still considered an evidence-based practice for this population. The proposed study will aim to evaluate the effects of a...
Bale's Buddies Therapy Dogs
Bale's Buddies was founded in 2016, the result of our love of dogs and our personal challenge with one of our fabulous children – Harry’s Autism diagnosis.
Assessing effects of an assistance dog on social communication and interaction of a child with autism spectrum disorder and his family: An exploratory single-case study
| Contributor(s):: Guay, Claudia, Forget, Jacques, Abouzeid, Nadia
Preliminary efficacy of occupational therapy in an equine environment for youth with autism spectrum disorder
| Contributor(s):: Peters, B. Caitlin, Wood, Wendy, Hepburn, Susan, Moody, Eric J.
[Patient with a long history of disease in whom service dog contributed to recovery]
| Contributor(s):: Bak, M., Delespaul, P.
The Beneficial Effects of Animals on Children With Autism
| Contributor(s):: Harold Herzog
Do children with autism disorders respond differently to animals?
Rising Star Riders
Rising Star Riders, RSR, provides therapeutic horseback riding, unmounted instruction and mental health services. We offer services to children and adults with physical and/or emotional challenges. During mounted instruction the participant learns how to properly mount...
Therapeutic Riding and Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Program Evaluation
| Contributor(s):: Brenna Goodwin
Therapeutic riding is a commonly used therapeutic approach for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Research supports therapeutic riding for children with ASD; however, the effect of specific sub-types of therapeutic riding (e.g., therapeutic riding drill team) has been under...
Therapeutic riding or mindfulness: Comparative effectiveness of two recreational therapy interventions for adolescents with autism
| Contributor(s):: Kemeny, Betsy, Burk, Steffanie, Hutchins, Deborah, Gramlich, Courtney
Benefits and Challenges of Assistance Dogs for Families of Children on the Autism Spectrum: Mothers' Perspectives
| Contributor(s):: Hellings, D., Joosten, A., Hatfield, M., Netto, J.