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  1. 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...

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

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

  3. 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,...

  4. 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,...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. Ei haukku haavaa tee : koiran vaikutus lapsen toimintaan ja toiminnallisuuden kehitykseen

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    | Contributor(s):: Katariina Ansamaa

    Eläinten vaikutuksesta ihmisen terveyteen ja hyvinvointiin on olemassa paljon tutkimuksia. Myös eläinavusteisesta terapiasta on tutkimuksia, mutta koira-avusteisen terapian tutkimustieto on vielä vähäistä. Toimintaterapiassa koiran avulla voidaan pyrkiä...

  12. 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.

  13. Vårdhundens påverkan på personen, aktiviteten och omgivningen inom ergoterapi : En kvalitativ studie

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    | Contributor(s):: Elin Andersson

    Syftet med detta arbete är att beskriva hur ergoterapeuter (arbetsterapeuter) anser att arbetet med vårdhund påverkar klienten, aktiviteten, omgivningen och utförandet då ergoterapeuten använder hunden som redskap i klientarbetet. I detta arbete har...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. Kids & Horses

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    Kids & Horses is a non-profit organization that serves children and adults with disabilities in Northern Nevada through the use of horses. Kids & Horses offers a variety of services, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy,  and adaptive riding...

  18. Eläinavusteinen toimintaterapia - asiakkaiden kokemuksien näkökulmasta

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    | Contributor(s):: Elina Vaskonen, Anna-Maaria Koiso-Kanttila

    Opinnäytetyömme tarkoituksena oli kuvata asiakkaiden kokemuksia osallistumisesta toimintaterapeuttien ohjaamaan eläinavusteiseen terapiaan, jossa eläiminä on käytetty joko lemmikkieläimiä tai maatilan eläimiä, sekä kuvata...

  19. Effects of dog-assisted intervention on quality of life in nursing home residents with dementia

    | Contributor(s):: Karefjard, A., Nordgren, L.

  20. Ride On St. Louis

    At Ride On St. Louis we promote health and enrich lives through love, joy and holistic healing. We are a comprehensive therapy, conditioning and learning non-profit organization serving adults and children with disabilities, veterans and youth in and around the St. Louis area. Ride On St. Louis...