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Smiling Goat Ranch
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Our non-profit has a simple mission: to bring the healing effects of horses, movement, nature and supportive community to autism families, veterans with PTSD, children and adults with ADD/ADHD, anxiety, and related conditions free of charge.
ANIMAL-ASSISTED ACTIVITIES: Effects of Animals on Positive Emotional Display in Children in Inclusion Classrooms
Contributor(s):: Katie Osborn, Gayatri Mazgaonkar
Animals are commonly present in classrooms and may be an important tool in enhancing children’s experiences, especially in inclusion classrooms that provide integrative learning for both typically developing children and children with special needs. The purpose of this study was to...
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...
Contributor(s):: Autumn O'Hara
Therapists work with many children with many different diagnoses. One of the most prevalent diagnosis is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). According to recent statistics, available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 68 children are diagnosed with ASD; which is a...
Assistance Dogs: Historic Patterns and Roles of Dogs Placed by ADI or IGDF Accredited Facilities and by Non-Accredited U.S. Facilities
Contributor(s):: Sandra Walther, Mariko Yamamoto, Abigail Paige Thigpen, Anaissa Garcia, Neil H. Willits, Lynette A. Hart
Dogs’ roles to support people with disabilities are increasing. Existing U.S. laws and regulations pertaining to the use of dogs for people with disabilities are only minimally enforced. Pushback legislation against some aspects of uses of assistance dogs currently is being passed or...
Nov 02 2017
Aspects and Answers: Best Practices in Partnering with Dogs for Children on the Autism Spectrum
Child-canine bonding in children with ASD : findings within and across case studies
Contributor(s):: Kathryn Rebekah Struik
The demand for support for children and families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) continues to grow, and one increasingly popular avenue of support is the use of therapeutic canines. Parents searching for service canines trained to work with children with ASD however face formidable...
Face processing of animal and human static stimuli by children with autism spectrum disorder: a pilot study
Contributor(s):: Grandgeorge, M., Degrez, C., Alavi, Z., Lemonnier, E.
Animals are part of humans' social environment and present numerous benefits. Each partner in a human-animal interaction uses signals emitted by the other (e.g. postures, gestures or gaze directions) to collect information to adjust their behaviour. Face processing impairment is associated with...
The development of a canine para-agility program: positive affects in children with autism and in therapy dogs
Contributor(s):: Pop, D., Rusu, A. S., Miresan, V.
Previous research has demonstrated that both children and dogs might benefit from Animal-Assisted Activities (AAA), with some factors mediating/moderating the results. The present study took these factors into consideration, by creating an AAA program consisting of two types of human-animal...
Animal-Assisted Therapy on Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Contributor(s):: Alba Méndez Moreno
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a common, incurable neurodevelopmental disorder impairing the individual’s capacity of social communication and interaction. There is not any pharmacological treatment available for this disorder affecting about 1% of children worldwide, which creates a...
O recurso a animais nas intervenções em crianças com perturbações do espetro do Autismo
Contributor(s):: Maria Francisca de Sousa Magalhães
A Organização Mundial de Saúde prevê que em 2020 as doenças do neurodesenvolvimento infantil, como as perturbações do espetro do autismo, sejam uma das cinco causas mais comuns de morbilidade, mortalidade, e invalidez entre as crianças....
As terapias com recurso ao cão como estratégia de intervenção em pessoas com necessidades educativas especiais
Contributor(s):: Ana Rita de Brito da Graça Serrano Ferreira
O presente estudo insere-se no Mestrado em Educação Especial, Domínio Cognitivo e Motor, e tem como objetivo identificar através das Terapias Assistidas por Cães, benefícios nos indivíduos com Perturbações do Desenvolvimento, capazes...
A proposed study of outcomes for autistic children and their families after participation in a Horse Boy Camp
Contributor(s):: Jennifer Anne Lockwood
The aim of this proposed study is to explore whether participation in a three day intervention involving horseback riding in nature– a program specifically designed for autistic children and their families called “Horse Boy Camps” – leads to improved outcomes for...
Terapia asistida con perros en niños con autismo revisión sistemática
Contributor(s):: Ana Milena Isaza Narváez, Doumer Adrian Muñoz Chilito
Introducción: El autismo es un trastorno temprano y masivo del desarrollo en el cual se afecta la interacción social, el desarrollo del lenguaje, se presentan rituales y estereotipias. Hay evidencia que la interacción con un perro está asociada con efectos positivos en...
Equinoterapia en niños con autismo
Contributor(s):: Dr. Carlos Francisco Martinez Alvernia
Introducción: Autismo es un trastorno del desarrollo caracterizado por compromiso en interacción social, habilidades de lenguaje, presentando rituales con estereotipias. Sin tratamientos curativos, actualmente se buscan terapias alternativas. Un incremento de la literatura...
Scatter Joy Acres
Scatter Joy Acres Offers:an opportunity for retreat and reflection for individuals, families and small groups.a place for planning, building and teamwork. Our natural setting allows groups to focus on goals and objectives without distractions.Individuals and groups a place to remove themselves...
7 Star Therapeutic Riding Center
7 Star Therapeutic Riding Center, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization, provides equine assisted therapy to physically and mentally challenged individuals. Our highly trained instructors are certified through PATH International (Professional Association of Therapeutic...
Contributor(s):: Deedee O’Brien
Employing horses in a working farm environment, Challenge Unlimited at Ironstone Farm provides beneficial therapy for people with a wide range of physical, emotional and cognitive disabilities. It uses the horse’s unique ability to enhance a person’s movements and touch a...
Susan Elizabeth Smith
The search for the cure : exploring the mystery behind the importance of animal therapy, music therapy, and weighted vests on children who have autism
Contributor(s):: Hailey Paver
The number of people diagnosed with autism has been dramatically increasing over the last ten years. It is estimated that in the next decade there will be more than four million people on the autism spectrum. There is a mystery surrounding autism in the world today, and that is because the cause...