Opening new worlds with love and Horses!
660 Keller Smithfield Rd. Keller, TX 76248 972.740.0900 firstname.lastname@example.org
Now accepting applications for Spring and Summer 2016!
White Bridle Therapeutic Horsemanship offers 10-week therapeutic riding programs for children ages 2-12 during the fall and spring, and an 8-week program during the summer.
We offer 30 minute riding only visits and hour long sessions that include 30 minutes of riding; and 30 minutes playing cognitive games in our therapy center and working on naturalistic learning in our outdoor space. Riding sessions take place in our large outdoor arena during nice weather and in our indoor arena when it's hot, cold or wet.
White Bridle Learning and Therapy offers ABA therapy for children who have an autism diagnosis. We offer one-on-one sessions that include both discrete trial learning and naturalistic learning . We accept most major insurance and self pay. This program is full or part time depending on the needs of each client.
For more information to determine the steps in enrolling your child in ABA therapy, please contact Brook at 972.740.0900 for more details or to schedule a site visit.
All children participating in the ABA program will ride horses weekly as part of their therapy program.
As cited by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH), a 2008 study by Bass, Duchowny, and Llabre evaluated children with autism participating in a 12 week therapeutic horseback riding program. Children were measured for social functioning using the Social Responsiveness Scale (SRS) and Sensory Profile (SP). They found that the children with autism who participated in the therapeutic horseback riding program improved in sensory integration and directed attention as compared to the group who did not participate in therapeutic horseback riding program.
In addition, a 2010 study by Champagne and Dugas provided 11 weeks of hippotherapy to two children with Down syndrome and measured changes in postural control. The Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM) and accelerometery were instruments used to measure. Improvements in gross motor behavior (particularly walking, running, and jumping) were revealed by the GMFM. The overall accelerometery data demonstrated interesting adaptive responses to the postural challenges induced by the horse.