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  1. Healing By Horseback

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    'Healing By Horseback' provides speech, physical and occupational therapy services to individuals with disabilities in Northwest Arkansas.

  2. Exploring the influence of service dogs on participation in daily occupations by veterans with PTSD: A pilot study

    | Contributor(s):: McLaughlin, K., Hamilton, A. L.

  3. "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.

  4. Terapias asistidas por animales, entorno escolar y terapia ocupacional: scoping review

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    | Contributor(s):: Sheila González Lage

     Introducción: El uso que los seres humanos han hecho de los animales, ha ido variando a lo largo del tiempo, hasta originar lo que hoy en día se denominan Terapias Asistidas por Animales (TAA). Los numerosos beneficios que tienen, especialmente sobre niños y...

  5. Terapia asistida con animales para la promoción de la salud en adolescentes con un trastorno alimentario: una visión desde la terapia ocupacional

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    | Contributor(s):: Lorena Estévez Fernández

    Introducción. El progreso de las redes sociales y la tecnología es sin duda ventajoso para muchos aspectos de nuestra vida diaria, sin embargo, puede ser un arma de doble filo, ya que esto puede influir en el desarrollo de los trastornos alimentarios sobre todo en adolescentes....

  6. Canine Assisted Occupational Therapy: Protocol of a Pilot Randomised Control Trial for Children on the Autism Spectrum

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    | Contributor(s):: Jessica Hill, Jenny Ziviani, Judy Cawdell-Smith, Carlie Driscoll

    Autism spectrum disorder is a neurodevelopmental condition characterised by difficulties with communication, social interaction, and restricted and repetitive behaviours. For children with this disorder, the ability to engage with people and activities, and to participate in everyday...

  7. Dogs as an Adjunct to Therapy: Effects of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Rehabilitation Following Spinal Cord Injury

    | Contributor(s):: Thompkins, Andie M., Adkins, Sarah J., Leopard, Maggie, Spencer, Cameron, Bentley, David, Bolden, Lauren, Jagielski, Christina H., Richardson, Elizabeth, Goodman, Adam M., Schwebel, David C.

    Approximately 17,000 new cases of spinal cord injury (SCI) are reported annually in the United States. Rehabilitation from SCI involves substantial mental, emotional, and physical challenges. Using a randomized controlled trial design, we assessed the efficacy of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) as...

  8. Canine-assisted occupational therapy for children on the autism spectrum: Parents' perspectives

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

    INTRODUCTION: Canine-assisted therapy is thought to facilitate the engagement of children on the autism spectrum within therapy sessions. There is limited research, however, about how canine-assisted occupational therapy with children on the autism spectrum enhances their engagement in therapy...

  9. 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...

  10. The Effect of Animal-Assisted Therapy on the State of Patients' Health After a Stroke: A Pilot Study

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    | Contributor(s):: Machova, K., Prochazkova, R., Riha, M., Svobodova, I.

  11. Using a systematic mapping review to examine equine-assisted activities and therapies for people with mental health through an occupational therapy lens

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    | Contributor(s):: Rachel Hardie

    Equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) are one type of complementary and/or alternative treatment for persons with mental illness. Various approaches have been used to improve individual's self-esteem, self-efficacy, and overall health (Bizub, Joy, & Davidson, 2003; Burgon,...

  12. Nature's Edge Therapy Center

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    Nature’s Edge Therapy Center, Inc. was founded in June 2001, with the mission of providing more effective, innovative therapeutic treatment for patients with special needs. Initially, the center provided only speech and language therapy three days a week.  In the spring of 2002,...

  13. Dream Riders at MCCD

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    Dream Riders at MCCD is a Not-for-Profit facility dedicated to advocate services to benefit the whole family in a friendly farm environment. Our Team provides therapy for children and adults to address physical, sensory, and social concerns, using a variety of treatments and therapeutic...

  14. Paro-hyljerobotti mahdollistamassa ikääntyvän muistisairaan ihmisen kommunikaatio- ja vuorovaikutustaitoja

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    | Contributor(s):: Juulia Mourujärvi, Anna Ruuskanen

    Ikääntyneiden määrä kasvaa ja sen myötä myös muistisairaiden ihmisten määrä lisääntyy. Muistisairauden edetessä ihmisen kommunikaatio ja vuorovaikutus muuttuu, minkä vuoksi hän tarvitsee tukea...

  15. Bit By Bit Therapy

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    Bit-By-Bit is both an American Hippotherapy Association Registered Facility and a PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International) Accredited Therapeutic Riding Center specializing in speech, occupational and physical therapies. Bit by Bit is made up of a team of 15-20...

  16. The Therapy Farm LLC

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    The Therapy Farm offers a distinctive occupational therapy experience for those who (are disabled or) have special needs. Our unique approach is holistic, multi-sensory and fun. Far from clinical or cold, we incorporate animals like dogs and horses and the outdoors into our practice as often as...

  17. Kaverikoiratoiminnan merkitys ikääntyvien hyvinvoinnille

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    | Contributor(s):: Tarja Moilanen, Riikka Surkka

    Tässä opinnäytetyössä tutkittiin kaverikoiratoiminnan merkitystä ikääntyvien hyvinvoinnille. Tutkimuksen tavoitteena oli lisätä tietoutta eläinten terapeuttisista vaikutuksista ihmisiin sekä sitä, miten kuntoutusalan...

  18. Valokuvan ja valokuvauksen sekä eläinten käyttö toimintaterapeutin työn tukena

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    | Contributor(s):: Henriikka Kellokumpu, Sanni-Maria Lähde, Mari Rappe

    Opinnäytetyössä tutkittiin toimintaterapeuttien näkemyksiä valokuvan ja valokuvauksen sekä eläimen hyödyntämisestä toimintaterapiassa. Tarkoituksena oli koota toimintaterapeuteille kyseisten menetelmien käyttöönottoa helpottavaa...

  19. The Meaning and Motivation of Children Participating in Animal-Assisted Therapy: A Pilot Study

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    | Contributor(s):: Beth Laskowski, Melissa Y. Winkle, Whitney Lucas Molitor

    Background: Despite claims that animal-assisted therapy is beneficial, there is limited empirical evidence supporting this. Current literature supports the physical, emotional, and psychological benefits an animal can provide, but few studies have explored the outcomes of incorporating an...

  20. Iloa ja sisältöä ikääntyvän elämään : lemmikin omistaminen merkityksellisenä toimintana

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    | Contributor(s):: Miia Saarimäki

    Yksilölle merkityksellisen toiminnan kautta ihminen ylläpitää terveyttään ja hyvinvointiaan. Merkitykset ja tyytyväisyyden kokeminen muodostuvat ainutlaatuisten kiinnostuksen kohteiden ja toimintojen kautta. Opinnäytetyön tarkoituksena oli tarkastella...