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  1. The effect of pet therapy on the stress and social anxiety levels of disabled children: A randomized controlled trial

    Contributor(s):: Demiralay, Ş, Keser, İ

  2. Canine for Disabled Kids Awareness Campaign Research and Implementation Plan

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    | Contributor(s):: Jiamin Gu, Kendall Harcourt, Chang Liu, Kiamu Liu, Jemmie Tejada

    According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) service animals are: “dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities” ( ADA, 2015). On the other hand, emotional support animals are: “dogs that provide comfort and support in...

  3. Canines for Disabled Kids

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    | Contributor(s):: Erin Jerrett, Margarita Mnatsakanyan, Colleen Reynolds, Yin Wang

    Canines for Disabled Kids have been working on behalf of children and their families to educate communities and promote service dog partnerships for almost twenty years. Their advocacy with local legislatures, business owners, and community leaders highlighted the difficulties encountered when...

  4. Evaluating the effectiveness of therapeutic horse riding for children and young people experiencing disability: a single-case experimental design study

    | Contributor(s):: Martin, Rachelle A., Taylor, William J., Surgenor, Lois J., Graham, Fiona P., Levack, William M. M., Blampied, Neville M.

  5. "When He's Up There He's Just Happy and Content": Parents' Perceptions of Therapeutic Horseback Riding

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    | Contributor(s):: Lauren Boyd

    The present research set out to explore parents‟ perceptions of therapeutic horseback riding as an activity for their children with multiple disabilities. It was designed to explore their vicarious experiences of the activity as well as their perceptions of their children‟s experiences of the...

  6. Little Angels Service Dogs

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    Little Angels Service Dogs is a charitable nonprofit 501c3 corporation that reaches across all of the United States partnering service dogs with the disabled. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality dogs to assist in the daily lives of our recipients.

  7. My Gentle Barn: Learning to Listen to Animals | Ellie Laks | TEDxWilmingtonWomen

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    | Contributor(s):: Ellie Laks

    The story of a mom’s desperate cries for her lost baby, their miraculous reunion, and the life lessons for us all that make us better humans. Ellie Laks is the Founder of The Gentle Barn, a national nonprofit that rescues and rehabilitates unwanted animals and heals people with the same...

  8. Bridge Riding for the Disabled

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    Bridge Riding for the Disabled is a Thirty one year old program located in southwestern Ohio, serving over 50 riders a year. Dedicated to helping disabled people, both children and adults, find new freedom through their experiences with horses. We serve many individuals with a variety of...

  9. Physically disabled adolescents' experience of therapeutic riding : a phenomenological investigation

    | Contributor(s):: Suzette Weideman

    This dissertation serves as a report of a qualitative exploration of the experience of adolescents with physical disabilities during therapeutic horse-riding. The aim of the study is to understand the impact of therapeutic riding on the lived world of the participants in this unique form of...

  10. Hope Therapy

    We are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit equine assisted activities and therapy program located in Middleburg, Florida. It is our mission to improve the quality of life of children and adults with various diagnoses with the help of our incredible horses. It has been our delight to serve Northeast Florida...

  11. Bakas Riding Center

    Bakas Equestrian Center has been a highly successful program since 1987.  It offers horseback riding to children and adults and specializes in those with disabilities.  Operated by the Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation Department, the program provides group riding lessons, trail...

  12. Hippotherapy acute impact on heart rate variability non-linear dynamics in neurological disorders

    | Contributor(s):: Cabiddu, R.

  13. [Riding therapy in the rehabilitation of mobility-impaired children]

    | Contributor(s):: Maenpaa, H.

  14. Grand Valley Equine Assisted Learning Center (GVEALC)

    GVEALC's mission is to provide opportunities with horses to facilitate growth, learning and healing.  Our population includes children, adults of all abilities, as well as veterans, law enforcement officers, victims and those in need of powerful healing.  We operate the horse...

  15. Because We Can - Because We Care

    The horse industry uses fear and pain as a motivator when training the horse, hence the term, “Breaking the Horse”. BWC2 subscribes to a different philosophy with our TCR (Trust, Confidence and Respect) Horsemanship. We communicate on a level that the horse understands by using...

  16. Canines for Disabled Kids

    At Canines for Disabled Kids, we operate under one guiding mission: Supporting the creation of child-canine service teams to promote independence and social awareness. Public awareness and education are very important to us at CDK – so important that we travel the country to talk to...

  17. Saddle Up!

    Founded in 1990 and incorporated in 1991, Saddle Up! is the Nashville region’s oldest and largest recreational therapeutic riding program, and it is the only one exclusively serving children and youth with disabilities.Saddle Up! is also one of only four programs in Tennessee to earn the...

  18. Reins of Life

    Reins of Life, Inc., is a NARHA/PATH Premier accredited facility offering equine-assisted activities to children and adults with disabilities. 

  19. Advanced Children's Therapy, Inc.

    Advanced Children's Therapy, Inc. uses hippotherapy to help children with special needs. Sessions are delivered by trained physical therapists, occupational therapists, or speech language pathologists.

  20. Animal assisted adapted physical activity for children with Cerebral Palsy

    | Contributor(s):: Nicole Johnson, Amanda Tepfer, Wendy Baltzer, Megan MacDonald

    Cerebral Palsy is a muscle movement disorder caused by an insult to the immature developing brain before birth. Children with Cerebral Palsy generally have impaired movement, exaggerated joints, floppiness or rigidity of limbs and torso, abnormal posture, involuntary movement, and unsteady...