Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Research from 2013

This is something I usually do - I do a search in my usual databases and I collect all the scientific articles that addresses the bond between speech therapy and hippotherapy. While doing this, I really don't care what words the authors use or if they use the word hippotherapy the way I do - what is important is how they do it and how they achieve the outcomes with the people. The articles don't need to address specifically or directly the speech therapy, rather they need to address the way they join both fields and whether they report outcomes in communication related areas. The studies, which address just the balance or physical improvements, were rejected.

Disclaimer: the links I provide are not mine, the articles are hosted and free available on other websites/servers. As the author of this blog, I am not responsible for the content of the articles neither the way they are shared.

Here is a list that is supposed to be up to date.


Cohort based studies:

Lanning, Beth A., et al. "Effects of Equine Assisted Activities on Autism Spectrum Disorder." Journal of autism and developmental disorders (2014): 1-11. Download

Valle, Lila Maria Ornelas, Aparecida Yumi Nishimori, and K├ítia Nemr. "Speech therapy in hippotherapy." Revista CEFAC 16.2 (2014): 511-523. - Download

Ajzenman, Heather F., John W. Standeven, and Tim L. Shurtleff. "Effect of Hippotherapy on Motor Control, Adaptive Behaviors, and Participation in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Pilot Study." American Journal of Occupational Therapy 67.6 (2013): 653-663. - Donwload - Supported by Human & Horses Research Foundation

Boyer, Valerie E. "Using Animal-Assisted Therapy to Facilitate Social Communication: A Pilot Study." Revue canadienne d’orthophonie et d’audiologie| Vol 38.1 (2014). - Download

Literature review:

Long, Sarah. "Hippotherapy as a Tool for Improving Motor Skills, Postural Stability, and Self Confidence in Cerebral Palsy and Multiple Sclerosis." Sound Neuroscience: An Undergraduate Neuroscience Journal 1.2 (2013): 3. - Download

Jacobs, Connie I. "Animal-Assisted Therapy and the Child-Animal Bond: Children's Well-being and Behavior." (2013). - Donwload

Carriker, Morgan N. "Perceived Satisfaction of Equine-Assisted Therapy: A Qualitative Study of Family Narratives." (2013). - Donwload

Case studies:

Maestas sDPT, Rachel Y. "Does Hippotherapy Improve Gross Motor Function in Children with Cerebral Palsy?." Orthopaedics Research Journal (2013): 41. - Download (YES, it was done based on an Skyline Therapy kid!!!)

Tenorio, Reena. "Does equine movement positively impact functionalabilities in children with Autism Disorder?!." (2014). - Download (Once more, Skyline Therapy as stage of good research!)

General reports:

Lepore, Natasha, and Lawrence Yau. "Hippotherapy: A holistic approach to rehabilitation." WURJ: Health and Natural Sciences 4.1 (2013): 2. - Download

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