A pilot study conducted by Heather Ajzenman, OTD, OTR/L indicates positive effects of hippotherapy on motor control, adaptive behaviors and participation in children with autism spectrum disorders. Click here to read the research synopsis as it appeared in the Summer 2013 issue of HIPPOTHERAPY magazine. The official publication was released in November in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy.
A study titled "Cortical Thickness in Children Receiving Intensive Therapy for Idiopathic Apraxia of Speech" was published in August 2013. Results indicate changes in cortical thickness in children receiving PROMPT therapy for idiopathic apraxia of speech. The article can be read here.
Click below to watch Gigi's nomination video for the 2013 American Hippotherapy Association Therapy Horse of the Year Award:
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