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ERIC Number: EJ1007489
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1750-9467
An Experimental Analysis of the Effects of Therapeutic Horseback Riding on the Behavior of Children with Autism
Jenkins, Sarah R.; Reed, Florence D. DiGennaro
Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, v7 n6 p721-740 Jun 2013
The current study experimentally evaluated the effects of therapeutic horseback riding on the behavior of children with autism using a multiple baseline across participants design and a waitlist control group for comparison purposes. Participants were observed weekly in an after-school program during four center-based activities and during therapeutic horseback riding lessons. We also conducted intermittent probes of behavior at home. Therapeutic horseback riding did not produce systematic changes in affect, responding to others' initiations, spontaneous initiations, off-task behavior, compliance, problem behavior, or performance on two standardized measures. Three of four participants' posture improved during therapeutic horseback riding. (Contains 5 tables and 11 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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