Masters-Thesis von Miriam Hindriks
Examiners: apl. Prof. Dr. phil. nat. Alfred Ziegler
and Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Joachim Wollschläger
Osnabrück, June 2017
Abstract: Objective: This study aims to analyze the behavioral changes in a girl who is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) during an intervention called the Horse Boy Method. Method: One girl (eight years old) with ASD participated in this study. During five weeks she received the Horse Boy Method therapy on a weekly basis. The Scale for Emotional Development (SEO-R) and the Strength and Diffulcuties Questionaire (SDQ) were conducted before and after the intervention to establish overall changes in her social and emotional development.
Internal research report: Abstract
Objectives: The aim of this pilot study was to explore whether participation in a three day intervention involving horseback riding in nature– a program specifically designed for autistic children and their families called "Horse Boy Camps" - improves child outcomes in terms of social and cognitive functioning, as well as in parental and sibling well-being.
The Horse Boy Foundation, in conjunction with researchers from the University of Texas at Austin, is currently conducting a pilot study to investigate whether participation in a three day ‘Horse Boy Camp’ will improve child outcomes in terms of social and cognitive functioning, as well as parental and sibling well-being.
Aurora (pictured) has been coming out for playdates on a weekly basis for over a year now. When she first started coming she loved nothing more than to ride at the canter as much as we would let her.
Ever (aged 3) has been attending Horse Boy playdates for the past three months with his Mom and Dad and 2 year old sister Maebe. They are a lovely, close knit family who in their application form stated that they were looking for something the whole family could do together. Something they rarely get the chance to do because of Ever’s rigorous playdate schedule.