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Independen.ie: ‘My non-verbal, autistic son began to speak after hopping on our neighbour’s horse – now he is 20 years old and completely independent’

When Rupert Isaacson’s autistic son was three years old, he was non-verbal. It was feared he would never be able to communicate effectively. However, young Rowan’s life drastically changed when he hopped on the back of his neighbour’s horse, Betsy, and slowly began to speak.  More and source: https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/my-non-verbal-autistic-son-began-to-speak-after-hopping-on-our-neighbours-horse-now-he-is-20-years-old-and-completely-independent-41914268.html

Dr. Robert Naviaux, MD, PhD – UC San Diego

think that specific kinds of motion produced by canter that you described have many effects.  One is proprioception, vestibular, and cerebellar sensorimotor integration.  Another is to work on the sacral, parasympathetic plexus of autonomic nerves that sends safety signals to the brainstem via the vagus nerve. We did a lot of work on cortisol and …

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Prof. Temple Grandin: Movement Method works.

“Movement Method works!” Temple Grandin ”The Long Ride Home provides many insights into helping individuals with autism using horses, movement, and immersion in the natural world. Rupert’s novel teaching techniques using play equipment, a car ride, even time on a couch can be done anywhere by anyone and they work. Rupert shows you how to …

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Follow the Child- using obsessions as learning tools by Grace Maerz (Learning Coach), Wiesbaden, GER 2021

Student K: Student K is partially verbal and uses echolalia. Student K practices repetition of various lines used in animated movies and obsessed with the 20TH CENTURY FOX STUDIOS logo. Student K would repeatedly ask for whiteboards and paper to religiously and with great detail draw the logo, always making sounds and singing the accompanying …

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2020, Thailand, Spunky’s Story by Gaye Pantrat

By Gaye Pantrat: Covid viral epidemic has become a heavy concern and impact for people around the world. The kind that has never been experienced before. It’s called stressing from following the news on every channel. ???? but before the virus invaded our everyday life, there was a good thing for your heart to fill with power. …

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