FAQ on Hippotherapy

Frequently Asked Questions about Hippotherapy for Individuals with Autism 1. What is hippotherapy? Hippotherapy is a type of treatment which incorporates the use of horses into the therapeutic environment for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Hippotherapy focuses on sensory, speech and social deficits common in children on the spectrum. These are the major deficits associated… Continue reading FAQ on Hippotherapy

Animal Assisted Therapy

Animal Assisted Therapy for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Children with spectrum disorders often have social impairments, which impede communication. One therapeutic intervention that is especially beneficial is Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT). Social impairments often impede the child from getting his emotional needs met. Communication and connectivity play a major role. Human interaction is largely… Continue reading Animal Assisted Therapy