Effects of horseback riding on the behavior of children with pervasive developmental disorders at home Chihiro Miwa 1 , Tomomi Banno 2 , Hiroomi Keino 3 , Hiromi Keino 4 1Nagoya University School of Health Sciences 2Toin Hospital 3Lemon club; the Riding Club for Handicapped and Disabled 4Institute for Development Research Aichi Human Service Center Keyword: (乗馬活動) , 広汎性発達障害 , 行動観察 , 家庭 , Horseback riding , Pervasive developmental disorders , Behavior observation , Home pp.299-308
Published Date 2010/6/15
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 The purpose of this study was to estimate the effect of horseback riding on behavior changes at home in children with developmental disorders. We evaluated the children's sensation and perception, their activities of daily living, their human relations, their verbal and non-verbal communication skills through family interviews and the human-equips-interaction on mental activity (HEIM) scale from June to July 2007. In addition, we gathered information on the satisfaction of the horseback riding from their family through interviews. The children's human relation behavior and verbal and non-verbal communications improved, and the HEIM scale increased. The family was satisfied with the horseback riding for children. These results imply that horseback riding for children with pervasive developmental disorders has therapeutic effects.

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