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SILVA, Carlos Henrique  and  GRUBITS, Sonia. Discussing the positive effect of Equinotherapy on blind children. Psic [online]. 2004, vol.5, n.2, pp.06-13. ISSN 1676-7314.

Equinotherapy is a therapeutic resource that uses the horse as a kinesthetic-therapeutic instrument to provide an improvement in the motor, cognitive and emotional areas of subjects with special needs. A research was conducted with five blind children, diagnosed according to the blindness concept of the World Health Organization (WHO), with ages varying from 5 to 11. The process showed that its application, when carried out with proper techniques and with a capable team, provides improvements in the motor aspects - related to walk and equilibrium, in the cognitive aspects -, learning by the stimulation of the others senses and also in the emotional social aspects - relationships and the security feeling

Keywords : Equinotherapy; Therapeutic resource; Blindness; Motor, cognitive and emotional social aspects.

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