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  1. Effects of equine assisted activity on children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder

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    | Contributor(s):: Briana Ciampi, Jeffrey Roy

    Background: Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) encompasses a spectrum of disorders which are characterized as having impaired communication skills, social skills and repetitive behaviors or body movements.1,2 Since every individual with ASD presents with different challenges, treatment...

  2. The Community Association for Riders with Disabilities (CARD)

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    Since its incorporation in 1969, CARD has provided therapy in the fields of cognitive therapy, physical therapy, rehabilitation, medicine, and adapted sport. CARD’s therapeutic horseback riding program benefits riders who seek physical or cognitive therapies, who have a variety of...

  3. HorsePlay Therapy Center

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    HorsePlay Therapy Center is a not-for-profit therapy organization, located in the heart of St. Augustine, FL, that specializes in serving children with special needs and veterans with PTSD and other life-altering injuries. Our facility is based on the leading national medical therapy model...

  4. Effects of Equine-Assisted Therapy on Gross Motor Skills of Two Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Single-Subject Research Study

    | Contributor(s):: Brett Lindsay Hawkins, Joseph B Ryan, A Lynne Cory, Meredith C Donaldson

  5. Effect of Equine-Assisted Activities on Social and Sensory Functioning of Children with Autism

    | Contributor(s):: Drew C. Coman, Margaret P. Bass, Michael Alessandri, Christine S. Ghilain, Maria M. Llabre

  6. Die benutting van diergefasiliteerde spelterapie met die leerder met outisme

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    | Contributor(s):: Elsie Sophia Rinquest

    The aim with this research is to present children with autism an alternative method through animal assisted therapy to communicate and socialize. Since children with autism cannot be guided to mastery of full maturity by means of the ordinary education system, separate provision of highly...

  7. Effects of a Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program on Social Interaction and Communication in Children with Autism

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    | Contributor(s):: Zhao, M., Chen, S., You, Y., Wang, Y., Zhang, Y.

    Various therapeutic interventions have been studied and found to be effective in reducing the stereotypical behaviors of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). There has been increasing interest in using animal-assisted interventions (AAIs) as an alternative approach to therapeutic...

  8. Dog training intervention improves adaptive social communication skills in young children with autism spectrum disorder: A controlled crossover study

    | Contributor(s):: Ben-Itzchak, E., Zachor, D. A.

  9. Guiding Reins

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    Our goal is two-fold; we are rescuing horses and giving them a high noble purpose - rescuing loved ones and restoring meaning to their lives. Guiding Reins offers an alternative to improve mental/physical health for all ages. Horses once destined for disposal create a unique and powerful...

  10. Animal Interaction Affecting Core Deficit Domains Among Children with Autism: A Meta-Analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Droboniku, M. J., Mychailyszyn, M. P.

  11. Third time's the charm or three strikes you're out? An updated review of the efficacy of dolphin-assisted therapy for autism and developmental disabilities

    | Contributor(s):: Marino, L., Lilienfeld, S. O.

  12. Parental Perspectives of Occupational Therapy in an Equine Environment for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Kalmbach, D., Wood, W., Peters, B. C.

  13. Animal assisted interventions on therapy farms for those with autism

    | Contributor(s):: Barnhart, Gwendolyn, Silverwood, Amber, Efird, Wendy, Wells, Katie

  14. Canine Assisted Occupational Therapy for Children on the Autism Spectrum: A Pilot Randomised Control Trial

    | Contributor(s):: Hill, J., Ziviani, J., Driscoll, C., Teoh, A. L., Chua, J. M., Cawdell-Smith, J.

  15. Social Development of Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder During Dog-Assisted Therapy: A Detailed Observational Analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Wijker, C., Steen, S. V., Spek, A., Leontjevas, R., Enders-Slegers, M. J.

  16. Animal-Assisted Activities for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

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    | Contributor(s):: Page Walker Buck, Angela Lavery

    This exploratory study was designed to investigate parental perceptions of animal- assisted activities for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In-depth interviews with 10 families provided insight into the possible mechanisms by which human-animal interactions impact...

  17. Theoretical Development of Equine-assisted Activities and Therapies for Children with Autism: A Systematic Mapping Review

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    | Contributor(s):: B. Caitlin Peters, Wendy Wood, Susan Hepburn

    In this systematic mapping review, we mapped the state of theoretical development of equine-assisted activities and therapies for children with autism to help illuminate promising theoretical frameworks. Across 42 studies and 22 non-research reports, we identified 10 explanatory formal theories...

  18. Effects of Pet Dogs for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and their Families: Expectations versus Reality

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    | Contributor(s):: Hannah Wright, Sophie Hall, Annette Hames, Jessica Hardiman, Aaron Burgess, PAWS Team, Richard Mills, Daniel Mills

    Previous studies have examined the specific benefits of therapy and assistance dogs on children with autism, but until recently only anecdotes existed concerning the benefits of pet dogs. We conducted structured interviews with 40 parents of children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to...

  19. Changes in behavioural synchrony during dog-assisted therapy for children with autism spectrum disorder and children with Down syndrome

    | Contributor(s):: Griffioen, R. E., van der Steen, S., Verheggen, T., Enders-Slegers, M. J., Cox, R.

  20. Proyecto DOGWER: piezas artísticas que expresan aquello que los niños autistas y hospitalizados sienten durante la interacción con un perro

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    | Contributor(s):: Rocío Pons Criado

    Proyecto DOGWER tiene como objetivo dar a conocer a la población el trabajo de los perros de terapia. Como desde hace tiempo se lleva haciendo, el arte ejerce la función comunicativa en este trabajo, mostrando así la interacción que se genera entre los pacientes y...