Venue

Campus Center

Major

Health Sciences

Field of Study

Health Sciences and Anthrozoology

Abstract

Abstract

Objective: This systematic review was conducted to examine the effectiveness of equine assisted therapy on social function in children with autism.

Methods: Articles related to this topic were screened on the database PubMed for relationship between equine assisted therapy and social function in children with autism.

Results: When participating in equine assisted therapy, there appears to be an increase in social function. Seven of the Ten articles concluded that equine assisted therapy increased social function. One concluded that removing the intervention reverted patients back to pre-study baselines and the last two were inconclusive.

Conclusion: Parents of children with autism who struggle with social function should enroll their child in equine assisted therapy.

Keywords: Keywords include: Child, Minors, Adolescent, Autistic Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Animal Assisted Therapy

Start Date

25-4-2019 9:00 AM

End Date

25-4-2019 10:00 AM

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The Effects of Equine-Assisted Therapy on Social Function in Children with Autism: A Systematic Review

Campus Center

Abstract

Objective: This systematic review was conducted to examine the effectiveness of equine assisted therapy on social function in children with autism.

Methods: Articles related to this topic were screened on the database PubMed for relationship between equine assisted therapy and social function in children with autism.

Results: When participating in equine assisted therapy, there appears to be an increase in social function. Seven of the Ten articles concluded that equine assisted therapy increased social function. One concluded that removing the intervention reverted patients back to pre-study baselines and the last two were inconclusive.

Conclusion: Parents of children with autism who struggle with social function should enroll their child in equine assisted therapy.

Keywords: Keywords include: Child, Minors, Adolescent, Autistic Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Animal Assisted Therapy