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ERIC Number: ED524971
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 179
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1244-4824-4
The Effects of Therapeutic Horseback Riding on Classroom Attention of Special Education Students
Button, Sharon Sue
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Northern Illinois University
This study proposed to determine the existence of a functional relation between therapeutic horseback riding and academic-engaged time. With a certified therapeutic riding instructor, riding is designed to address physical, mental, and/or social needs of riders with goal-specific activities. Claims of improvement in attention for those with attentional deficits have been made with little empirical evidence for those claims. Through observation, engagement levels in a language arts class of one middle school and three intermediate school special education students were determined. Using A-B-A design, data from a 4-week baseline, 7-week intervention, and 3-week baseline were collected. No functional relation was determined since levels did not improve during intervention, nor did they return to baseline following removal of the intervention. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Intermediate Grades; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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