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  1. Eläin lapsen vuorovaikutus-ja kommunikointitaitojen tukijana : Systemaattinen kirjallisuuskatsaus

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    | Contributor(s):: Katri Tarnanen, Tiina Varis

    Eläinavusteisesta terapiasta löytyy nykyisin lukemattomasti kirjallisuutta, mistä voidaan päätellä ihmisten yhä lisääntyvää mielenkiintoa aihetta kohtaan. Eläinavusteista terapiaa sovelletaan erilaisilla tavoilla...

  2. The Effect of Therapeutic Horseback Riding on Balance and Self-Efficacy in Children with Developmental Disabilities

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    | Contributor(s):: Alexandra Smola, Lauren Hurley

    Therapeutic horseback riding (THR) has positive health related outcomes in children with developmental disabilities. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of a 10-week THR intervention on balance and task-specific self-efficacy in children with developmental disabilities....

  3. 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...

  4. Hippotherapy Capstone

    | 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...

  5. Terapia assistida por animais : revisão sistemática da literatura e análise exploratória da prática psicomotora.

    | Contributor(s):: Gladys Malafaia Nogueira

    ARTIGO 1: Terapia Assistida por Animais: Revisão Sistemática da Literatura - Este artigo apresenta como objetivo a concretização de uma revisão sistemática da literatura sobre estudos publicados na área da eficácia das Terapias assistidas...

  6. Examining the effects of human-animal interaction on individuals with developmental disabilities

    | Contributor(s):: Feinstein, Jennie Dapice

  7. The effect of therapeutic riding on classroom attention of children with developmental disabilities

    | Contributor(s):: Patterson, Morgan Jessica

  8. An investigation of the efficacy of hippotherapy on speech and language skills in adults with developmental disabilities

    | Contributor(s):: Gentry, Tammera L.

  9. EFP is right for me. An equine facilitated psychotherapy program for children diagnosed with ADHD or PDD-NOS

    | Contributor(s):: Miller, Jenna

  10. Evaluation of prosocial behaviors during animal-assisted therapy for children with pervasive developmental disorders

    | Contributor(s):: Petrongelli-Halloran, Lisa Marie

  11. Animal-assisted therapy and children with social deficits: A grant proposal project

    | Contributor(s):: Unger, Heather

  12. Horsing Around? Hippotherapy as a Context for Speech Therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Kara Schricker, Jennifer Jipson (adviser)

    Language and communication are essential to our daily lives. With it we are able to express our wants and needs without frustration, without it we would not be able to effortlessly engage in the communication that is so essential to our daily lives. Children typically follow a pattern of...

  13. The animal-human bond in the psychotherapy relationship: As a bridge towards enhanced relational capability

    | Contributor(s):: Joanne Marie Emmens

    This study reviews the use of the animal-human bond in the psychotherapy of clients who, as a result of early environmental failure have developmental deficits in their ability to form satisfying relationships, yet have been able to 'bridge' this gap by their attachment to an animal (or animal...

  14. Animal assisted therapy for autistic children a descriptive narrative

    | Contributor(s):: Carmille A. McElwain

    Autism is a disorder of the Pervasive Developmental Disorder family. It affects all aspects of a child's development, including personal and social relationships, cognitive growth, and sometimes physical maturity as well. Currently, there is no cure for Autism, but a wide variety of therapies are...

  15. The effects of the presence of a dog on the social interactions of children with developmental disabilities

    | Contributor(s):: Stephanie Walters

    The effects of the presence of a dog on the social interactions between children with developmental disabilities and their teacher were analyzed in this study. We examined whether the presentation of a dog would improve the social interactions of three children with developmental disabilities. A...

  16. Human–animal relationships as modulators of trauma effects in children: a developmental neurobiological perspective

    | Contributor(s):: Janet G. Yorke

    Humans and animals interaction is showing promise as a way to provide complementary and alternative medicine for humans. Children have an affinity for animals that could be useful therapeutically. Emotional stress and trauma impacts the neurobiology of children, who are vulnerable given the...