Special Needs, Special Horses: A Guide to the Benefits of Therapeutic Riding [NOOK Book]

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A growing number of individuals with special needs are discovering the benefits of therapies and activities involving horseback riding. Special Needs, Special Horses , by Naomi Scott, offers information about the amazing results possible with therapeutic riding, or hippotherapy. From recreational riding for individuals with disabilities, to the competitions some riders enter (and win), Scott describes the various techniques of the process and its benefits to the physically and mentally challenged. The book ...
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Special Needs, Special Horses: A Guide to the Benefits of Therapeutic Riding

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Overview

A growing number of individuals with special needs are discovering the benefits of therapies and activities involving horseback riding. Special Needs, Special Horses , by Naomi Scott, offers information about the amazing results possible with therapeutic riding, or hippotherapy. From recreational riding for individuals with disabilities, to the competitions some riders enter (and win), Scott describes the various techniques of the process and its benefits to the physically and mentally challenged. The book explores the roles of the instructors, physical therapists, volunteers, and the horses, and explains carriage driving, vaulting, and educational interactions with horses. Scott profiles individuals involved in the therapy, including clients whose special needs arose from intrauterine stroke, cerebral palsy, transverse myelitis, Parkinson's disease, paralysis, sensory integration dysfunction, multiple sclerosis, shaken baby syndrome, sensory damage, stroke, seizures, infantile spasms, Down syndrome, and autism. Special Needs, Special Horses is an excellent guide for the families of the many who do-or could-enjoy improved lives from therapeutic riding. It will also appeal to practitioners of therapeutic riding as an overview of their profession.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574413373
  • Publisher: University of North Texas Press
  • Publication date: 5/15/2005
  • Series: Practical Guide Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 511,731
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Naomi Scott is a volunteer in a therapeutic riding program at Rocky Top Therapy Center in Keller, Texas. She is the former assistant editor of two magazines for the Quarter Horse racing industry and a freelance writer and photographer in the equine field. She lives near Dallas, Texas.
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Table of Contents

Pt. I Therapeutic riding and activities
Ch. 1 Description 3
Ch. 2 Benefits 11
Ch. 3 Origin and history 17
Ch. 4 Instructors and therapists 25
Ch. 5 Owners, community, and volunteers 31
Ch. 6 Horses 39
Ch. 7 Procedures for riding sessions 47
Ch. 8 Recreational riding - with profile of Amy 53
Ch. 9 Hippotherapy - with profile of Cory 61
Ch. 10 Alternative activities - vaulting and carriage driving 69
Ch. 11 Competition 77
Ch. 12 Private riding program - with profile of Erika 85
Ch. 13 Starting a new NARHA center 91
Ch. 14 Helping troubled youth 99
Pt. II Profiles
Ch. 15 Leah - intrauterine stroke 107
Ch. 16 Brandon - cerebral palsy 113
Ch. 17 Barbara - transverse myelitis 121
Ch. 18 Larry - Parkinson's disease 127
Ch. 19 Kate - paralysis, auto accident 133
Ch. 20 Alicia - sensory integration dysfunction 139
Ch. 21 Tracy - multiple sclerosis 145
Ch. 22 Stephen - shaken baby syndrome 151
Ch. 23 Milan - sensory damage, auto accident 155
Ch. 24 Lynn - paralysis, skiing accident 159
Ch. 25 Andrew - infantile strokes, possible DPT reaction 167
Ch. 26 Ben - infantile seizures 173
Ch. 27 Nick - Down syndrome 179
Ch. 28 Seth and Noah - autism 183
Ch. 29 Miracles and research 189
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