Abstract

Date Presented 04/13/21

The purpose of this phenomenological study was to highlight the lived experience of adolescents with autism spectrum disorder who participated in equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAA/T) using semistructured interviews and thematic analysis. Research questions explored the client's perception of skills learned and whether clients recognized the generalization of skills. Implications for OT and conceptualizing the links between OT and EAA/T will be presented.

Primary Author and Speaker: Emily Mahoney

Additional Authors and Speakers: Elizabeth Torrez, Mekenzie Keenportz, Kelly Maki, Tara Rudkoski, and Katie Hawk

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