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How Equine Therapy Benefits Children with Autism

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have shown a lasting reduction in irritability and other positive social and communication impacts on children with autism spectrum through therapeutic horse riding. Read more here 

 

“The study was rigorous and the findings remarkable.” –Robin Gabriels, PsyD, professor of psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine

 

It is our experience that, in most cases, working with the horses calms children with autism, allowing them to focus, think and accept training. The desire to ride also allows us to encourage positive behaviors and gently discourage negative behaviors.

 

Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

“Youth demonstrated significantly improved goal attainment and social motivation, and decreased irritability…”

https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-021-05278-0


 

Occupational Therapy In Health Care

"Therapy in an equine environment for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study’s quantitative phase found that this intervention improved the occupational performance, social motivation, social communication, and self-regulation of some children with ASD."

https://doi.org/10.1080/07380577.2020.1751903

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