Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Therapeutic Riding and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Effect on Executive Function and Participation
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
  • The Jerusalem Mental Health Center, Jerusalem, Israel
Article Information
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder / Translational Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Therapeutic Riding and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Effect on Executive Function and Participation
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311520406. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO3023
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311520406. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO3023
Abstract

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