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  1. A Systematic Review of Hippotherapy (horseback riding) for Individuals with Autism is the Cognitive Level Considered?

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    | Contributor(s):: Osnat Atun-Einy, Meir Lotan

    Background: Hippotherapy (HT) or horseback riding is a therapeutic modality that is suggested to improve function in children with cerebral palsy (CP), autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD) Aim: The aim of this review was to evaluate HT in children...

  2. Effects of Therapeutic Horseback-Riding Program on Social and Communication Skills in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Chen, S., Zhang, Y., Zhao, M., Du, X., Wang, Y., Liu, X.

    Animal-assisted therapy has become a fast-growing and effective approach for remediating core impairments of children with ASD; however, recent systematic review studies on the effects of AAT in children with ASD have some limitations, including referral to a variety of animal-assisted...

  3. Alternative Equine Therapy Helping Autistic Children | Mugur Pop | TEDxCambridgeSchoolofBucharest

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    | Contributor(s):: Mugur Pop

    “Descopera Natura” aims at developing and supporting equestrian tourism as an ecotouristic alternative for the protected natural and communitarian protected areas in Romania. The activity covers areas such as Muntii Macinului, Muntii Apuseni, Muntii Rodnei and Muntii Calimani, as...

  4. Effects of Dog-Assisted Therapy on the Physical Function and Communication Skills of Adults with Autism: A Study Protocol for a Controlled Study

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    | Contributor(s):: Isabel Gómez-Calcerrada, Ana Myriam Lavín-Pérez, Santos Villafaina, Juan Carlos Rueda-Rubio, Beatriz Rivera-Martín, Israel González-García, Eugenio Merellano-Navarro, Marta Mateo-Garitagoitia, Carlota González-Plaza, Daniel Collado-Mateo

    Background and Objectives: Despite the scientific evidence of the positive effects of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) in adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), it is not still considered an evidence-based practice for this population. The proposed study will aim to evaluate the effects of a...

  5. Preliminary efficacy of occupational therapy in an equine environment for youth with autism spectrum disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Peters, B. Caitlin, Wood, Wendy, Hepburn, Susan, Moody, Eric J.

  6. Therapeutic Riding and Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Program Evaluation

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    | Contributor(s):: Brenna Goodwin

    Therapeutic riding is a commonly used therapeutic approach for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Research supports therapeutic riding for children with ASD; however, the effect of specific sub-types of therapeutic riding (e.g., therapeutic riding drill team) has been under...

  7. The Efficacy of Equine Assisted Therapy in the Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders

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    | Contributor(s):: Amy Hofmann

    This study examines the effects of equine-assisted psychotherapies in children with an autism spectrum disorder. The CARS-2 and Children’s Sleep Habits Questionnaire parent-report questionnaires were used for evaluation, as well open-ended questions. A single researcher contacted and...

  8. Australian parents' experiences of owning an autism assistance dog

    | Contributor(s):: Appleby, R., Wright, S., Williams, L., Stanley, M.

    Autism assistance dogs (AADs) increase safety for children with autism and their families. Autism assistance dogs can also decrease familial stress and the isolation which families may experience due to fear for their child's safety and judgement from others within the community. Currently there...

  9. An Evaluation of Animal-Assisted Therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorders: Therapist and Parent Perspectives

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    | Contributor(s):: Ang, C. S., MacDougall, F. A.

    Although there are a variety of psychological and therapeutic approaches to coping Autism Spectrum Disorder, people with autism still face some challenges in a "normal" therapy setting. Some therapy organizations and services have proposed an alternative therapy approach,...

  10. The effects of Animal Assisted Therapy on autonomic and endocrine activity in adults with autism spectrum disorder: A randomized controlled trial

    | Contributor(s):: Wijker, C., Kupper, N., Leontjevas, R., Spek, A., Enders-Slegers, M. J.

  11. Manualized equine-assisted therapy protocol for clients with autism spectrum disorder

    | Contributor(s):: McKissock, H. B., Bowen, A., Dawson, S., Eldridge, L., McIntire, J., Stanojevic, C., Tamas, D., McCormick, B. P.

  12. "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.

  13. Pilot Study: Occupational Therapy in an Equine Environment for Youth With Autism

    | Contributor(s):: Peters, B. Caitlin, Wood, Wendy, Hepburn, Susan, Bundy, Anita

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

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

  15. Hoofbeats to Healing

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    Hoofbeats to Healing is dedicated to providing therapeutic horse back riding in Saratoga Springs, Utah.  We use an effective natural approach to therapeutic horse back riding via Missouri Fox Trotter and Andalusian horses. Based on the theory of Cross hemispheric integration, which is if a...

  16. The Community Association for Riders with Disabilities (CARD)

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    Since its incorporation in 1969, CARD has provided therapy in the fields of cognitive therapy, physical therapy, rehabilitation, medicine, and adapted sport. CARD’s therapeutic horseback riding program benefits riders who seek physical or cognitive therapies, who have a variety of...

  17. HorsePlay Therapy Center

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    HorsePlay Therapy Center is a not-for-profit therapy organization, located in the heart of St. Augustine, FL, that specializes in serving children with special needs and veterans with PTSD and other life-altering injuries. Our facility is based on the leading national medical therapy model...

  18. Effects of Equine-Assisted Therapy on Gross Motor Skills of Two Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Single-Subject Research Study

    | Contributor(s):: Brett Lindsay Hawkins, Joseph B Ryan, A Lynne Cory, Meredith C Donaldson

  19. Die benutting van diergefasiliteerde spelterapie met die leerder met outisme

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    | Contributor(s):: Elsie Sophia Rinquest

    The aim with this research is to present children with autism an alternative method through animal assisted therapy to communicate and socialize. Since children with autism cannot be guided to mastery of full maturity by means of the ordinary education system, separate provision of highly...

  20. Animal assisted interventions on therapy farms for those with autism

    | Contributor(s):: Barnhart, Gwendolyn, Silverwood, Amber, Efird, Wendy, Wells, Katie