Innovative Practice Projects

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Innovative Practice Project

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Forward Stride – Therapeutic Riding Center


Pacific University – School of Occupational Therapy students Rachel Gligorea and Morgan Williams began a new collaboration with Forward Stride – Therapeutic Riding Center, under the supervision of Occupational therapy professor, Nancy Krusen. Students’ project included aiding Forward Stride in projects and further developing the effectiveness of their program. Outcomes included: Group documentation form, Marketing flyer for parents of children on the Autism spectrum, Goal in-service provided for Forward Stride instructors, Collaboration with two MOT 1 students who aided in flyer, and IRB submission and approval for research project, titled: Quality of life of parents of children with pervasive developmental disorders who are currently enrolled in a therapeutic horseback riding program. Next year’s student team will complete this research project.