Hippotherapy: An Alternative Treatment from the Perceptions of Practitioners
| Contributor(s):: Leah Tinkham
Hippotherapy can be defined as a dynamic service offered by occupational, physical, and speech-language pathologists that utilizes a horse’s unique movement to achieve functional outcomes. While there are an abundance of studies demonstrating the effectiveness of hippotherapy, very few...
Alternative Therapies for People with Special Needs: An Emphasis on Animal-Assisted Therapies
| Contributor(s):: Emily Hamilton
This paper contains research examining the effectiveness of alternative therapies - play therapy, art therapy, music therapy, horticulture therapy, and animal-assisted therapies – in helping various special needs populations. The focus of this research was on animal-assisted therapies...
Provider Perspectives of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy for Social Skills
| Contributor(s):: Young, Rachel
Animal assisted therapy has been used for years and has been researched primarily for autism but researchers have not focused specifically on the experiences of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and their social skills after involvement in animal assisted therapy....
Exploring the Professional Development of MFT Students Enrolled in Equine Assisted Family Therapy Coursework: An Experiential Learning Modality
| Contributor(s):: Rothman, Natalie
Equine assisted activities have been utilized in various manners with multiple populations in therapeutic and educational environments. A graduate level marriage and family therapy program in South Florida is currently offering Equine Assisted Relational Learning (EARL) activities focused on...
Investigating the Efficacy of Equine Assisted Therapy for Military Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Symptomology
| Contributor(s):: Nagrath, Jennifer
Implications of Equine Therapy Utilized with Children Who Have Experienced Trauma: A Systematic Review
| Contributor(s):: Autumn Phenow
The purpose of this systematic review is to review the research that looks at the efficacy of Equine Therapy as it pertains to working with children who have experienced trauma, and the effectiveness of building and repairing relationships. Trauma is recognized as having a devastating impact on...
The Efficacy of Hippotherapy for Physical Rehabilitation: A Systematic Review
| Contributor(s):: Megan Hilgers, Haley Nielsen
Purpose: The purpose of this scholarly project is to examine existing literature pertaining to hippotherapy and conditions impacting physical health through completion of a systematic review. According to the American Hippotherapy Association (AHA, 2017), hippotherapy is defined as “how...
The Physical Therapeutic Benefits of Hippotherapy on Children with Physical Disabilities
| Contributor(s):: Heather Brand
Hippotherapy is a great choice of treatment for children with physical disabilities. It can improve gross motor function, balance, spasticity, posture, and gait, as reviewed in this paper. It can also have benefits for many other areas in the child’s life, physically or mentally. This...
Equine-assisted activities and therapies for children with autism spectrum disorders
| Contributor(s):: B. Caitlin Peters
Objective: The purpose of this dissertation is to systematically map, and then advance, the state of scientific and theoretical development of equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAATs) for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Method: This dissertation is composed of two...
Effects of Hippotherapy on Coordination of Speech in a Person with Traumatic Brain Injury
| Contributor(s):: Anna Thrall, Matthew Moser
Hippotherapy occurs when physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speechlanguage pathologists use the movement of a horse as a treatment strategy. Previous research has documented improvements in gross motor function such as walking, reaching, standing, balance, and trunk control...
Estudio descriptivo de la equinoterapia en la Región Metropolitana
| Contributor(s):: Sergio Andrés Hernández Avalos
La rehabilitación es un gran desafío para el ser humano, por esto siempre se están investigando y probando nuevos métodos para lograrla. Así también, desde antaño se han utilizado en ella métodos naturales como la zooterapia, la cual busca...
Eläinavusteisen työskentelyn käyttö kivunhoidon tukena
| Contributor(s):: Kalberg Merili, Paasonen Antti
Opinnäytetyön tarkoitus oli tutkia missä määrin eläinavusteisella työskentelyllä voidaan helpottaa kroonista kipua ja kipuun liittyvää ahdistusta. Tavoitteena oli, että tutkimuksen tuloksia voidaan hyödyntää...
Heroes and Horses: Veteran and Equine Experiences with Equine Facilitated Learning and Therapy
| Contributor(s):: Karen Elizabeth Krob
Equine-based programs with goals of helping Veterans and those involved in Veterans' lives are quickly gaining in number and popularity. A number of hypotheses exist as to why such programs might be effective, but what is the experience of those participating in such programs? Further, it...
Encountering the Other: An Interdisciplinary Inquiry into Horse/Human Interaction
| Contributor(s):: Hana Gartner
This thesis asks how and why a serendipitous and spontaneous personal encounter with a being from another species created an ongoing bond. Through the lens of three intersecting disciplines: environmental studies, animal behaviour and health science, I explore how the horse, over time, has gone...
Hippotherapy as a modality in rehabilitation
| Contributor(s):: H. Rebecca Adams, Peggy Mohr (adviser)
Hippotherapy is fast becoming a treatment option for today's therapists. Recent efforts in rehabilitation have focused on emphasizing the "multidisciplinary team" approach, involving occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and language pathologists as well as including...
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...
Self-Efficacy and Equine Assisted Therapy: A Single Subject Study
| Contributor(s):: Jessica H. Geddes, Sandra Jenkins PhD (adviser), Michel Hersen Phd ABPP (adviser)
Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT) is growing in popularity as an alternative to traditional talk therapy in treating a range of presenting concerns; however, there is little empirical research to support its use. In this study, the author added to the body of empirical literature on EAT’s...
THE EFFECTS OF HIPPOTHERAPY ON MOTOR ABILTIES AND SOCIAL COMMUNICATION FOR CHILDREN WITH ASD DIAGNOSIS
| 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...
| 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...
Therapeutic Horseback Riding With Military Veterans: Perspectives of Riders, Instructors, and Volunteers
| Contributor(s):: Leslie LaFleur
Statistics reveal that over 353,000 military members have been diagnosed with PTSD and/or TBI resulting from war-related activities. With the rising number of war stress injuries, there have not been enough psychotherapeutic services to meet the current demand for the care of returning veterans...