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  1. The effect of an animal-assisted visitation programme on children with intellectual disabilities : a randomised controlled study

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    | Contributor(s):: Khama Lucille Wyatt

    Intellectual disability is a developmental disorder which affects intellectual and adaptive functioning within a social, practical and conceptual domain. This is a lifelong disorder for which no cure exists. Intellectual disability is normally caused by trauma or genetic predispositions. In...

  2. Hippotherapy in Rehabilitation Care for Children With Neurological Impairments and Developmental Delays: A Case Series

    | Contributor(s):: Kraft, K. A., Weisberg, J., Finch, M. D., Nickel, A., Griffin, K. H., Barnes, T. L.

  3. Specialized Equine Services and Therapeutic Riding

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    Our mission as Specialized Equine Services is to provide exceptional therapeutic services, through trained accredited and dedicated professionals and volunteers, improving the quality of life for those in Southern Illinois.

  4. Eläin lapsen vuorovaikutus-ja kommunikointitaitojen tukijana : Systemaattinen kirjallisuuskatsaus

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    | Contributor(s):: Katri Tarnanen, Tiina Varis

    Eläinavusteisesta terapiasta löytyy nykyisin lukemattomasti kirjallisuutta, mistä voidaan päätellä ihmisten yhä lisääntyvää mielenkiintoa aihetta kohtaan. Eläinavusteista terapiaa sovelletaan erilaisilla tavoilla...

  5. The Effect of Therapeutic Horseback Riding on Balance and Self-Efficacy in Children with Developmental Disabilities

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    | Contributor(s):: Alexandra Smola, Lauren Hurley

    Therapeutic horseback riding (THR) has positive health related outcomes in children with developmental disabilities. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of a 10-week THR intervention on balance and task-specific self-efficacy in children with developmental disabilities....

  6. Hippotherapy Capstone

    | Contributor(s):: Autumn O'Hara

    Therapists work with many children with many different diagnoses. One of the most prevalent diagnosis is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). According to recent statistics, available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 68 children are diagnosed with ASD; which is a...

  7. Stirrups & Smiles

    Stirrups & Smiles is an equine-assisted therapy center in Searcy, Arkansas.  The organization focuses on helping children overcome developmental and physical delays through a bond with horses.

  8. Effectiveness of a Standardized Equine-Assisted Therapy Program for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Borgi, Marta, Loliva, Dafne, Cerino, Stefania, Chiarotti, Flavia, Venerosi, Aldina, Bramini, Maria, Nonnis, Enrico, Marcelli, Marco, Vinti, Claudia, De Santis, Chiara, Bisacco, Francesca, Fagerlie, Monica, Frascarelli, Massimo, Cirulli, Francesca

  9. The effect of therapeutic riding on classroom attention of children with developmental disabilities

    | Contributor(s):: Patterson, Morgan Jessica

  10. Animal Assisted Interventions for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Review

    | Contributor(s):: Davis, Tonya N., Scalzo, Rachel, Butler, Erin, Stauffer, Megan, Farah, Yara N., Perez, Scott, Mainor, Kristen, Clark, Cathryn, Miller, Stacy, Kobylecky, Alicia, Coviello, Laura

  11. Acquiring a pet dog significantly reduces stress of primary carers for children with autism spectrum disorder: A prospective case control study

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    | Contributor(s):: Wright, H. F., Hall, S., Hames, A., Hardiman, J., Mills, R., Mills, D. S.

  12. Animals may act as social buffers: Skin conductance arousal in children with autism spectrum disorder in a social context

    | Contributor(s):: O'Haire, Marguerite E., McKenzie, Samantha J., Beck, Alan M., Slaughter, Virginia

  13. Effects of a Program of Adapted Therapeutic Horse-Riding in a Group of Autism Spectrum Disorder Children

    | Contributor(s):: García-Gómez, Andrés, Risco, Manuel López, Rubio, Jesús Carlos, Guerrero, Eloisa, García-Peña, Inés Magdalena

    Introduction: The use of horses in therapy has a fairly long history. There are many references to the therapeutic benefits of this activity. Such therapies have been undergoing a boom internationally in recent years. However scientific research into the effective use of this activity in children...

  14. Socio-Psychological Aspects of Animal Therapy in Treating Children Suffering from Forms of Dysontogenesis

    | Contributor(s):: Nikolskaya, Anastasia V.

    Positive and negative aspects of animal therapy using are discussed. Research of 30 case studies is displayed that pet therapy is a good therapeutic tool in approximately 60% of cases. To diagnose possible problems in families which have got a dog as a "therapist" for the child suffering from...

  15. To establish a new field of science for the human-animal interaction : A healthy society with applied animal sciences : I The effect of the dog-assisted activity on the developmental supports of children with pervasive developmental disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Ota Mitsuaki, Sakata Ryoichi, Tanaka Toshio

    This article deals with the effect of the dog-assisted activity on the developmental supports of children with autism or asperger's syndrome. The dog-assisted development for five children with autism or aspreger's syndrome was performed in January, 2002 - December, 2003. The changes of...

  16. Effects of a dolphin interaction program on children with autism spectrum disorders: an exploratory research

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    | Contributor(s):: Salgueiro, E., Nunes, L., Barros, A., Maroco, J., Salgueiro, A. I., Dos Santos, M. E.

  17. Pilot study measuring the effects of therapeutic horseback riding on school-age children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders

    | Contributor(s):: Gabriels, Robin L., Agnew, John A., Holt, Katherine D., Shoffner, Amy, Zhaoxing, Pan, Ruzzano, Selga, Clayton, Gerald H., Mesibov, Gary

  18. Brief report: The smiles of a child with autism spectrum disorder during an animal-assisted activity may facilitate social positive behaviors—Quantitative analysis with smile-detecting interface

    | Contributor(s):: Funahashi, Atsushi, Gruebler, Anna, Aoki, Takeshi, Kadone, Hideki, Suzuki, Kenji

  19. The animal-human bond in the psychotherapy relationship: As a bridge towards enhanced relational capability

    | Contributor(s):: Joanne Marie Emmens

    This study reviews the use of the animal-human bond in the psychotherapy of clients who, as a result of early environmental failure have developmental deficits in their ability to form satisfying relationships, yet have been able to 'bridge' this gap by their attachment to an animal (or animal...

  20. The effects of the presence of a dog on the social interactions of children with developmental disabilities

    | Contributor(s):: Stephanie Walters

    The effects of the presence of a dog on the social interactions between children with developmental disabilities and their teacher were analyzed in this study. We examined whether the presentation of a dog would improve the social interactions of three children with developmental disabilities. A...