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  1. "Hevonen ei ole minulle urheiluväline, se on arjen terapeutti" : Materiaalipaketti Pihlavan Tallille

    Contributor(s):: Mira Kostamo

    Toiminnallinen opinnäytetyö on toteutettu Pihlavan Tallille. Pihlavan Talli on Suomen Ratsastajainliiton hyväksymä ja valvoma ratsastustalli Kiihtelysvaarassa, Joensuussa. Ratsastustuntien ja – leirien lisäksi talli toteuttaa kuntouttavaa hevostoimintaa eli...

  2. "The connection just happens": Therapists' perspectives of canine-assisted occupational therapy for children on the autism spectrum

    Contributor(s):: Hill, J. R., Ziviani, J., Driscoll, C.

  3. A "pawsitive" reading experience : use of registered therapy dogs to improve children's attention skills during reading

    Contributor(s):: Ankeny, Stefani, Calhoun, Lindsey, Law, Jennifer, Strickland, Cindy A.

  4. A literature review: the effectiveness of therapeutic horse riding as a treatment medium in occupational therapy

    Contributor(s):: Birch, A., Hong, C. S.

  5. A Protocol for Animal Assisted Therapy in a Midwestern Hospital

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    | Contributor(s):: Alexie J. Traiser, Katie J. Huot

    Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) has been shown to improve physiological, psychological, social, and physical aspects of clients (Miller & Ingram, 2000; Diefenbeck, Bouffard, Matukaitis, Hastings & Coble, 2010). AAT increases an individual’s strength, cognition, range of motion, and...

  6. A quantitative study of the psychosocial benefits of therapeutic horseback riding

    | Contributor(s):: Brannon, Lori Ann.

  7. A Reference Tool for Occupational Therapists to Utilize when Planning Occupation-Based Interventions Using Animal-Assisted Therapy

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    | Contributor(s):: Jennifer L. Hamre, Kathryn E. Nagorka

    The purpose of this scholarly project was to develop a reference tool for occupational therapists to implement an animal-assisted therapy (AAT) program utilizing small animals in preparatory, purposeful, and occupation-based interventions. A thorough literature review was completed using...

  8. A systematic mapping review of animal-assisted therapies for adults with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias : implications for occupational therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Michelle Rose

    The objective of this thesis was to map the current state of knowledge of animal-assisted therapies (AAT) for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) and to derive implications for occupational therapy in addressing dementia-specific quality of life (QoL). This study...

  9. Aasi toimintaterapeutin työparina : Kartoitus aasien mahdollisuuksista toimintaterapiassa

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    | Contributor(s):: Kristiina Juntunen, Tiina Kuukkanen

    Eläinavusteinen työskentely on yleistymässä ja sitä on tutkittu jonkin verran. Aasi on kuitenkin eläinavusteisessa työskentelyssä harvinaisempi, mutta siinä nähdään olevan potentiaalia terapiaeläimeksi. Tämän...

  10. Accrediting the Therapeutic Riding Industry

    | Contributor(s):: Kelsey Lynch, Shannon Thieme, Julie M. Fagan

    Therapeutic horseback riding is used for people with many disabilities through out the country. However, these programs can be quite expensive for the families of the participants. Many programs are not funded and since they are not covered by insurances, most families have to pay out of pocket....

  11. Aging with a disability: strategies for enabling occupational transitions

    | Contributor(s):: Hunsberger, J., Shaw, L., Schweitzer, A., Burns, S.

  12. An evaluation of an animal-assisted therapy program in an adult inpatient hospital rehabilitation unit

    | Contributor(s):: Markovich, Kristen M.

  13. An exploratory survey of occupational therapists' role in hippotherapy

    | Contributor(s):: Cerquozzi, C., Cerquozzi, E., Darragh, A., Kuhaneck, H. M.

  14. Animal assisted therapy for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder: Parent perspectives

    | Contributor(s):: London, Maeve Doyle, Mackenzie, Lynette, Lovarini, Meryl, Dickson, Claire, Alvarez-Campos, Alberto

    AbstractAnimal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) is an intervention for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This study explores parent perspectives of the impact of five AAT sessions involving trained dogs with their children with ASD. A phenomenological qualitative approach was used to explore...

  15. Animal assisted therapy increases fine motor skills

    | Contributor(s):: Roehm, Jillian

  16. Animal assisted therapy: A meta-analysis and survey study

    | Contributor(s):: Moston, Ben, Fedoriw, Christina

  17. Animal assisted therapy: An adjunct to occupational therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Melikian, Sira, John, Annie

  18. Animal-Assisted Services

    | Contributor(s):: Solomon, Jean W., O'Brien, Jane Clifford

  19. Animal-Assisted Therapy: A Dog's Influence on Occupational Therapy Outcomes of a Child with Cerebral Palsy

    | Contributor(s):: Emily Howell-forbes, Kathryn Marxen

    Objectives: The purpose of this pilot study was to compare differences between traditional occupational therapy (OT) and OT delivered with a dog and handler, or animal-assisted therapy (AAT), on selected treatment goals for a 3-year-old child with cerebral palsy.Methods: This mixed-methods...

  20. Animal-Assisted Therapy: Mental, Physical, and Emotional Benefits Provided through Occupational Therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Madeline C. Greene

    The idea of animal-assisted therapy seems like it may be a new alternative of therapy, but in reality it dates back to ancient Egypt and dogs were considered sacred and used as a healing power (Fine, 2000). AAT is commonly used in Occupational Therapy where benefits can be identified physically,...