Research Project Abstract – The Use of TAG Teaching in Therapeutic Riding with Children with Specific Learning Disabilities
The value of therapeutic riding for children with disabilities is increasingly being shown through the growing number of research studies with benefits spanning across the physical, psychological and psychosocial domains.
TAG teaching – teaching with acoustical guidance is a method of learning which promotes autonomy, learning at the pace of the learner only, responsibility for learning and is always based on success.
It has proven to be particularly successful for children with special needs, children who are non-verbal and children with autism. This study shows how TAG teaching is used for both therapeutic riding sessions and for recreational riding for children with special needs and how it encourages concentration and motivation amongst the children.
The study also shows how tagging can help the Therapeutic Riding Coach in the planning and delivery of sessions. The presentation will include feedback from the children, their parents and the coaches and will include video footage of tagging as part of sessions.
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