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  1. Measuring the Benefits of Guide Dog Mobility with the Orientation and Mobility Outcomes (OMO) Tool

    Contributor(s):: Deverell, Lil, Bradley, Jane, Foote, Paula, Bowden, Melinda, Meyer, Denny

    Guide dog (GD) mobility is part of the broader field of Orientation and Mobility, but there is a service gap between the numbers of people who have a GD and those who could benefit from GD mobility. There is also a shift in the GD industry from standardized GD services that focus on dog...

  2. Effects of hippotherapy on postural stability in cerebral palsy: report of a case

    Contributor(s):: Fernández-Gutiérrez, C., Apolo-Arenas, M. D., Martínez-García, Y., Caña-Pino, A.

  3. The Effects of a Five-Day Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program on the Standing and/or Sitting Balance of Children Ages 8-18 with a Wide Variety of Disabling Diagnoses as Measured by the Functional Reach Test and the Modified Functional Reach Test

    Contributor(s):: Richard A. Chaperon, Pamela A. Staszewski, Heather L. Vavrina

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect that a five-day horseback riding program had on the standing and/or sitting balance of children ages eight to eighteen afflicted with a variety of disabling diagnoses. The stated hypothesis is that after participating in a five-day session of...

  4. Presence of a dog on executive functioning and stress in children with emotional disorders

    Contributor(s):: Joanna Leigh Becker

    Therapy dogs are increasingly used in interventions for youth with emotional disorders. Theories of human-animal interactions suggest that dogs offer social support, which favorably influences psychological functioning and reduces physiological stress. Such theories are based largely on anecdotal...

  5. Training students to functionally assess elderly clients in a home health setting

    Contributor(s):: Wilson, Cindy C., Netting, F. Ellen