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  1. The effects of equine-assisted therapy in improving the psychosocial functioning with children with autism

    Contributor(s):: Memishevikj, Haris, Hodzhikj, Saudin

  2. The effects of HAI on human health and well-being: Focus on ASD

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    Contributor(s):: Marguerite E. O'Haire

    Dr. Marguerite O'Haire discusses a systematic review of studies covering human-animal interactions and animal-assisted interventions in children with autism spectrum disorders and her own study covering children, including some with autism spectrum disorders, and human-animal interactions....

  3. The effects of hippotherapy in children and adolescents with autism : a systematic review

    Contributor(s):: Emily Layne Ybarbo

    The purpose of this systematic review was to investigate the effectiveness of hippotherapy, also known as horse- or equine-assisted therapy, for improving the socialization and communication behaviors of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The PubMed research database was...


    Contributor(s):: Shannon Coyle

    Due to the increasing number of children diagnosed with ASD, alternative forms of therapy, such as hippotherapy, are becoming more popular. This study aimed to investigate the impact of hippotherapy treatment on 4 children age (5.33 ± 1.6) with an ASD diagnosis. Social communication was...

  5. The effects of therapeutic horseback riding with autistic children

    Contributor(s):: Gray, Angela C.

  6. The Elephants in the Therapy Room

  7. The evolution of a professional therapy dog handler: roles and goals for success

    Contributor(s):: Butler, Kris

  8. The golden bridge

    Contributor(s):: [Gross, Patty Dobbs]

  9. The golden bridge : selecting and training assistance dogs for children with social, emotional, and educational challenges

    Contributor(s):: Gross, Patty Dobbs

  10. The Golden Bridge: Selecting and training assistance dogs for children with social, emotional, and educational challenges

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    | Contributor(s):: Patty Dobbs Gross

    In The Golden Bridge, Patty Dobbs Gross provides both personal and professional advice on how specially bred and trained dogs help to facilitate communication for children with autism and other developmental disabilities. This important information compendium is a guide for parents dealing with...

  11. The Horse Boy--attending to the stories our patients tell us

    | Contributor(s):: Karlinsky, H.

  12. The horse whisperer

    | Contributor(s):: Rutan McCafferty, Kimberlee

  13. The Impact of a Horse Riding Intervention on the Social Functioning of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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    | Contributor(s):: Harris, A., Williams, J. M.

  14. The impact of an equine facilitated learning program on youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Erdman, P., Miller, D., Jacobson, S.

    The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of an equine facilitated learning program on youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who were paired with typically developing peers. Even though there has been an increasing interest in the field of animal assisted interventions and the...

  15. The Impact of Canine Assistance for Children with Autism and the Family Unit

    | Contributor(s):: Wild, Diana L.

  16. The Impact of Canine Companion Service Animal (CSA) Use on Social Behaviors Between Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders Who Use CSA and Those Who Do Not

    | Contributor(s):: Hoffman, Melanie D.

  17. The impact of hippotherapy on a child with autism: A single case study

    | Contributor(s):: Treuthart, Megan K.

  18. The life-changing power of the horse: Equine-assisted activities and therapies in the U.S.

    | Contributor(s):: Erika L. Berg, Amy Causey

    Throughout the centuries, the horse and human relationship has evolved from one of sustenance to one of partnership. Historically, the idea of horses being partnered with humans in a therapeutic capacity is evident from writings of the ancient Greeks to documentation by European physicians and...

  19. The Meaning of Companion Animals for Children and Adolescents with Autism: The Parents' Perspective

    | Contributor(s):: Byström, Kristina M., Persson, Cristina A. Lundqvist

    The aim of this study was to understand parents' perspectives on how children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) benefit from a relationship with companion animals. Parents were invited to participate in focus-group discussions. One open-ended question with follow-up questions...

  20. The path less traveled

    | Contributor(s):: Gross, Patty Dobbs