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  1. Alternative Therapies for People with Special Needs: An Emphasis on Animal-Assisted Therapies

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    | Contributor(s):: Emily Hamilton

    This paper contains research examining the effectiveness of alternative therapies - play therapy, art therapy, music therapy, horticulture therapy, and animal-assisted therapies – in helping various special needs populations. The focus of this research was on animal-assisted therapies...

  2. Parental Perception of Changes in Basic Life Needs of Children with Disabilities after Six Months of Therapeutic Horseback Riding: A Qualitative Study

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    | Contributor(s):: Robert Lovrić, Nikolina Farčić, Štefica Mikšić, Aleksandra Gvozdanović Debeljak

    Therapeutic horseback riding (THR) has a positive effect on the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial functioning of children with disabilities. Parents’ reports of the effects of THR on their children support professionals in individualizing the THR program. With this qualitative study,...

  3. Equine-Assisted Services for Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A Systematic Review

    | Contributor(s):: Helmer, Anne, Wechsler, Tamar, Gilboa, Yafit

  4. The Effects of Equine Assisted Therapy on Plasma Cortisol and Oxytocin Concentrations and Heart Rate Variability in Horses and Measures of Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Veterans

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    | Contributor(s):: Karyn Malinowski, Chi Yee, Jenni M. Tevlin, Eric K. Birks, Mary M. Durando, Hossein Pournajafi-Nazarloo, Alan A. Cavaiola, Kenneth H. McKeever

  5. Optimal Terminology for Services in the United States That Incorporate Horses to Benefit People: A Consensus Document

    | Contributor(s):: Wood, W., Alm, K., Benjamin, J., Thomas, L., Anderson, D., Pohl, L., Kane, M.

  6. Protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis on the effect of hippotherapy and related equine-assisted therapies on motor capabilities in children with cerebral palsy

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    | Contributor(s):: Martin Häusler, Nicole Heussen

    Background Equine-assisted treatments of the motor system appear to have an effect on the neuromuscular system and aim to improve the pathological condition of children with cerebral palsy. Hippotherapy is a distinct form of equine-assisted therapy where certified physiotherapists use the...

  7. Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies for Veterans With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Current State, Challenges and Future Directions

    | Contributor(s):: Marchand, W. R., Andersen, S. J., Smith, J. E., Hoopes, K. H., Carlson, J. K.

  8. Theoretical Development of Equine-assisted Activities and Therapies for Children with Autism: A Systematic Mapping Review

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

    In this systematic mapping review, we mapped the state of theoretical development of equine-assisted activities and therapies for children with autism to help illuminate promising theoretical frameworks. Across 42 studies and 22 non-research reports, we identified 10 explanatory formal theories...

  9. Prevalence of Coursework in Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies at Universities and Colleges in the United States: A Scoping Review

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    | Contributor(s):: Nina Ekholm Fry, Emily Meszaros & Katie O'Neill

    An increasing number of universities and colleges in the United States are offering coursework related to equine-assisted activities or therapies. We conducted a scoping review to determine the prevalence of such coursework at higher education institutions with information on geographic...

  10. How Equine-Assisted Activities Affect the Prosocial Behavior of Adolescents

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    | Contributor(s):: Pelyva, I. Z., Kresák, R., Szovák, E., Tóth Á, L.

    Multiple studies have investigated the positive effects of human–animal interactions and showed that animal-assisted activities can be successfully used to better human physical and mental health. Equine-assisted activities have also raised considerable attention within the field. Our...

  11. 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...

  12. Donkey Therapy and Hippotherapy: Two Faces of the Same Coin?

    | Contributor(s):: Portaro, S., Maresca, G., Raffa, A., Gemelli, G., Aliberti, B., Calabro, R. S.

  13. Estudio descriptivo de la equinoterapia en la Región Metropolitana

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    | Contributor(s):: Sergio Andrés Hernández Avalos

    La rehabilitación es un gran desafío para el ser humano, por esto siempre se están investigando y probando nuevos métodos para lograrla. Así también, desde antaño se han utilizado en ella métodos naturales como la zooterapia, la cual busca...

  14. Why Horses Make The Best Coaches | Dana Spett | TEDxBergenCommunityCollege

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    | Contributor(s):: Dana Spett

      A deep look into the interaction between horses and humans: understanding the basic needs of horses, horse care and the interaction between the two provides a rich multi-sensory, experiential setting. Horses communicate non-verbally offering opportunities to feel and experience...

  15. Endeavor Therapeutic Horsemanship

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    Endeavor Therapeutic Horsemanship Inc.’s mission is to empower individuals with a broad range of special needs by providing the highest quality equine-assisted activities and therapies in an inclusive and welcoming environment.   

  16. Staten Island Recreational Association (SIRA)

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    The Staten Island Recreational Association (SIRA) is a 501(c)3 non-for-profit organization located in Staten Island, New York. SIRA provides equine assisted activities to children with a wide range of physical, cognitive, and emotional disabilities. Our programs include Therapeutic Riding,...

  17. Heroes and Horses: Veteran and Equine Experiences with Equine Facilitated Learning and Therapy

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    | Contributor(s):: Karen Elizabeth Krob

    Equine-based programs with goals of helping Veterans and those involved in Veterans' lives are quickly gaining in number and popularity. A number of hypotheses exist as to why such programs might be effective, but what is the experience of those participating in such programs? Further, it...

  18. Dream Catchers

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    Dream Catchers at the Cori Sikich Therapeutic Riding Center improves the quality of life for individuals with physical, emotional and developmental needs by providing evidence-based therapeutic riding, equine assisted activities and advancing effective practices through professional...

  19. Spirit Therapeutic Riding Center

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    Spirit Therapeutic Riding Center's mission statement is to provide equine assisted activities to individuals with physical, emotional, and learning disabilities. We focus on capabilities not disabilities and promote independence. 

  20. NorthWest Therapeutic Riding Center (NWTRC)

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    The NorthWest Therapeutic Riding Center (NWTRC) is a non-profit Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) center, located in Whatcom County, Washington.   The Center follows stringent PATH Intl. guidelines regarding its personnel,...