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Hoopes, Karl H.; Osborne, Makenna – Journal of Extension, 2020
To introduce and provide equine-related activities to military personnel and their families, Utah State University Equine Extension created and implemented an effective program called Ride Utah! Equine-related activities have been shown to improve mental health and build strong family relationships in participating individuals. Ride Utah!…
Descriptors: Animals, Resilience (Psychology), Military Personnel, Family (Sociological Unit)
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Townsend, Rob; Hood, Michelle – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2019
Studies about equine therapies or equine experiential learning recommend that significantly more research, specifically longitudinal research, across age groups, genders, contexts and client cohorts needs to occur in diverse contexts. There exists diverse equine-related programs which engage with a range of cohorts, specifically; young children…
Descriptors: Animals, Therapy, Behavior Change, Experiential Learning
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Droboniku, Michael J.; Mychailyszyn, Matthew P. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2021
Animal-assisted intervention (AAI) has garnered public interest and has been implemented for youth with autism spectrum disorders--a practice supported by anecdotal evidence. While investigations of AAI for children with autism have been conducted, the extant literature is characterized by significant variability in methodology and practice. The…
Descriptors: Animals, Interaction, Intervention, Outcomes of Treatment
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Jones, Stephanie L.; Carraway, Candis L.; Barnes, Jared – Natural Sciences Education, 2021
The outbreak of COVID-19 during the spring 2020 semester prevented the normal face-to-face format of the Equine Reproduction and Foaling course and laboratory due to campus closure and prevention of students returning to campus. This case study provides a unique teaching strategy utilizing a cloud-based live feed video surveillance system for the…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Animal Husbandry
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Gordon, Stuart J. G.; Bolwell, Charlotte F.; Raney, Jessica L.; Zepke, Nick – Education Sciences, 2022
Problem-solving abilities, creative and critical thinking, communication skills, and teamwork are now recognized as fundamental determinants of professional success, especially in vocational professions, such as veterinary science. Tertiary education is now obliged to provide opportunities for students to become proficient in these qualities. With…
Descriptors: Lecture Method, Student Centered Learning, Active Learning, Learning Activities
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McDaniel Peters, B. Caitlin; Wood, Wendy – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2017
This systematic mapping review mapped current knowledge of equine-assisted interventions for people with autism to help guide future practice and research. Thirty-three studies including children and adolescents with autism, 3 of which confirmed diagnoses, were reviewed. Five types of equine-assisted activities were identified across 25 studies,…
Descriptors: Intervention, Horses, Therapy, Autism
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Mitchell-Cannone, Anna; Gladfelter, Allison – EBP Briefs (Evidence-based Practice Briefs), 2020
Clinical Question: In adolescents, does incorporating hippotherapy with speech-language intervention improve speech- and language-based outcomes more than traditional therapy alone? Method: Systematic Review Study Sources: CINAHL, PubMed, PsycINFO, ERIC, ASHA Search Terms: communication disorders OR speech therapy OR speech pathology OR speech…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Therapy, Intervention, Speech Language Pathology
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Anderson, Kathleen P.; Stauffer, Gary; Stauffer, Monte; Anderson, Doug; Biodrowski, Kristie – Journal of Extension, 2016
The occurrence of equine abuse/neglect cases is an ongoing issue. However, officials responding to equine cases are rarely experienced in handling horses. Therefore, workshops teaching basic horse husbandry were offered to better equip and prepare officials to respond to equine cases. Trainings consisted of both classroom and hands-on sessions.…
Descriptors: Ethics, Horses, Animal Husbandry, Surveys
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Riestra-Camacho, Rocío – International Journal of English Studies, 2020
Equine fiction is an established genre in the English juvenile literary canon. Current works in the field appeal to adolescent readers thanks to their interface between classic motifs of vintage and contemporary forms of equine narratives. Performing a close reading of selected passages in Miranda Kenneally's "Racing Savannah" (2013),…
Descriptors: Social Class, Adolescent Literature, Animals, Content Analysis
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Notgrass, Clayton G.; Pettinelli, J. Douglas – Journal of Experiential Education, 2015
This article describes the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association's (EAGALA) experiential model called "Equine Assisted Psychotherapy" (EAP). EAGALA's model is based on the Association for Experiential Education's (AEE) tenets and is focused on the learner's experience with horses. Drawing on the historical use of equines in the…
Descriptors: Psychotherapy, Horses, Animals, Counseling Techniques
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Murphy, Lynne; Wilson, Jacqueline; Greenberg, Stacey – Journal of Experiential Education, 2017
Equine-assisted occupational therapy (EAOT) employs horse and human cooperation in activities that facilitate social, emotional, and cognitive development. The potential benefits of equine-assisted activities for students may influence the development of these types of skills in professional occupational therapy practice. This study explored the…
Descriptors: Animals, Experiential Learning, Occupational Therapy, Problem Solving
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Cottle, Lena; D'Angelo, Nicole – Journal of Extension, 2015
The Nebraska Equine Advancement Level Leader Certification Program is an online learning tool that clarifies principles of the Nebraska 4-H Equine Advancement Programs. Through an online Moodle course through eXtension.org, 4-H leaders and Extension educators are able to fulfill the certification requirement from any location before allowing youth…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Online Courses, Extension Education, Certification
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Graham, Louise B.; Lindsey, Allison – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2017
A review of Animal-Assisted Therapy and related terms such as "Animal-Assisted Activities" is presented as an introduction to the exploration of additional equine applications with children. Animal-Assisted Therapy has been studied, but Animal-Assisted Activities with children facing normal developmental struggles has not received much…
Descriptors: Horses, Counseling Techniques, Children, Child Development
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Bendinskas, Kestutis G.; Canning, Ashley J.; Smith, Ashlee E. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
An upper-division undergraduate- or graduate-level laboratory experiment, challenging students to identify bovine serum albumin, equine myoglobin, bovine calmodulin, and bovine cytochrome c, uses four methods of matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS): linear positive, in-source decay, peptide…
Descriptors: College Students, College Science, Spectroscopy, Science Experiments
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Lanning, Beth A.; Baier, Margaret E. Matyastik; Ivey-Hatz, Julie; Krenek, Nancy; Tubbs, Jack D. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2014
Quality of life assessments were used in this study to determine the behavioral changes of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who participated in equine assisted activities. Behavioral changes of children with ASD participating in 9 weeks of equines assisted activities (EAA) (N = 10) were compared to behavioral changes of…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Children
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