Yafit Gilboa, Anne Helmer; Therapeutic Riding and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Effect on Executive Function and Participation. Am J Occup Ther 2019;73(4_Supplement_1):7311520406. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO3023
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Date Presented 04/04/19
This research aimed to examine the effect of therapeutic riding according to the principals of the Cognitive Orientation to Daily Occupational Performance (CO-OP) on the executive functions (EF) and participation of children ages 6 to 14 diagnosed with ADHD. In this study (N=12) significant improvements were found in EF and on participation. Thus, illustrating the use of the horse and stable as a therapeutic environment that enable the implementation of an effective OT intervention.
Primary Author and Speaker: Yafit Gilboa
Contributing Authors: Anne Helmer
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