HIPPOTHERAPY AS AN ALTERNATIVE METHOD OF IMPROVING THE PRAXIS FUNCTION IN CHILDREN WITH MULTIPLE DISORDERS
In recent years hippotherapy has emerged as one of the most commonly used alternative methods for the development of praxis functions in children with multiple disorders. The research focus is on the study of basic parameters of motor function in children with multiple disorders and the assessment of the horseback riding effects on the development of praxis of individuals in the category observed. A research battery consisting of three standardized tests: the Single-Leg Balance Test, a test and a scale for assignment the posture during a ride (The Posture Assessment Bertotti Scale) and a Test for the Estimation of Horse-riding Dependence on Danzinger, covering three application stages: diagnostic, intermediate, and control. A Student’s one-sample T-test was used to process the results obtained. Participants in the experimental group, aged between 7 and 15, showed results which are undoubtedly evidence of improvement in their praxis functions.
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