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  1. Social Development of Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder During Dog-Assisted Therapy: A Detailed Observational Analysis

    Contributor(s):: Wijker, C., Steen, S. V., Spek, A., Leontjevas, R., Enders-Slegers, M. J.

  2. Changes in behavioural synchrony during dog-assisted therapy for children with autism spectrum disorder and children with Down syndrome

    Contributor(s):: Griffioen, R. E., van der Steen, S., Verheggen, T., Enders-Slegers, M. J., Cox, R.

  3. Effects of Dog Assisted Therapy for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Exploratory Randomized Controlled Trial

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

  4. Equine-assisted activities and therapies for children with autism spectrum disorders

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    | 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...

  5. Healing By Horseback

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

  6. Animal-assisted activity improves social behaviors in psychiatrically hospitalized youth with autism

    | Contributor(s):: Germone, M. M., Gabriels, R. L., Guérin, N. A., Pan, Z., Banks, T., O'Haire, M. E.

  7. "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.

  8. 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...

  9. Angeles en Cuatro Patas (Angels on Four Legs)

    We are a rehabilitation center and nonprofit dedicated to children and adolescents with special physical and mental needs.Angels on four legs began its activity over twenty-three years ago as an idea of ​​social work aimed at children with mild and chronic disabilities. This institution...

  10. 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...

  11. Focus Hippotherapy

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    Focus Hippotherapy's mission is to offer therapy from licensed/certified physical and occupational therapists using the horse as a tool to develop strength, balance, posture, muscle tone moderation (relaxation or increased tone), motor planning, body awareness, task focus and confidence.

  12. Parents' and facilitators' perceptions of children with autism spectrum disorder in an equine-assisted learning programme

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    | Contributor(s):: Megan Butt

    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) currently affects an estimated 1:68 children globally and is the second most common disability worldwide. ASD is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterised by abnormal social behaviour, delays in language, sensory processing difficulties and restricted and...

  13. Improving social participation of children with autism spectrum disorder: Pilot testing of an early animal-assisted intervention in Spain

    | Contributor(s):: Avila-Alvarez, A., Alonso-Bidegain, M., De-Rosende-Celeiro, I., Vizcaino-Cela, M., Larraneta-Alcalde, L., Torres-Tobio, G.

  14. Parent Perceptions of Psychosocial Outcomes of Equine-Assisted Interventions for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Tan, V. X., Simmonds, J. G.

  15. Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center

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    Fieldstone Farm engages the therapeutic power of our horses to discover and nurture the special abilities of individuals, families and communities.

  16. Pawsitive Self-Regulation and Emotional Control: A Guide for Implementing Therapy Dogs to Help Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder with Self-Regulation and Emotional Control

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    | Contributor(s):: Brooke McCawley

    With the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) increasing at an alarming rate, educators and services providers are in need of a variety of different strategies to help support self- regulation and emotional control for students with autism spectrum disorder. Although not a defining...

  17. Heaven's Gait Therapeutic Riding (Alpha Equestrian Center)

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    Alpha Equestrian Center is the home of Heaven’s Gait Therapeutic Riding and is a Premier PATH Accredited Center. As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Heaven’s Gait’s mission is to provide emotional, physical and social benefits for children and adults with special needs such...

  18. Hands & Hearts for Horses

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    Hands and Hearts for Horses provides unique therapeutic services to individuals with a variety of special needs. Our clients often have limited access to specialized physical activities and limited resources. The populations we serve include, but are not limited to, individuals with autism...

  19. Whispering Manes Therapeutic Riding Center

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    Whispering Manes Therapeutic Riding Center is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization offering therapeutic horseback riding and therapeutic horsemanship classes for people with physical, cognitive, and emotional disabilities. Through safe and supervised individually tailored...

  20. GaitWay Therapeutic Horsemanship

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    GaitWay Therapeutic Horsemanship provides equine therapy to children and adults with a variety of disabilities. By riding, they grow stronger, both mentally and physically. We serve children and adults who have cerebral palsy, autism, developmental delays, scoliosis, ADHD, depression, anxiety,...