Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
OT in an Equine Environment for Children With Autism: A Multiple Baseline Single-Case Experimental Design
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA
  • Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA
Article Information
Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder / Neurologic Conditions / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
OT in an Equine Environment for Children With Autism: A Multiple Baseline Single-Case Experimental Design
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311515375. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO6034
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311515375. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO6034
Abstract

Date Presented 04/05/19

Results of this single-case experimental design indicate that children with autism who participated in OT in an equine environment demonstrated improvement in individual occupational performance goals, social motivation, and social communication. Some, but not all, participants demonstrated decreased irritability and hyperactivity. Results suggest that horses and the equine environment can be effectively integrated into OT for children with autism.

Primary Author and Speaker: B. Caitlin Peters

Contributing Authors: Wendy Wood