Day 2 Agenda — April 24

Autism Across Environments; decoding social information to manage behavioral expectations 9:00-10:00 am

Presenter: Dr. Liz Coan, Clinical Psychologist, Children's Hospital Colorado

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How to Develop a Successful Driving Program Using an Innovative Approach 10:05-11:05 am

Presenter: Maj. George Paffendorf

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ADA Basics 11:10-12:10 am

Presenter: Dana Barton,  Director, Rocky Mountain ADA Center 

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Lunch Break 12:10-12:40 pm

Enjoy a 30 minute lunch break or connect with peers in the chat!

Overcoming Anxiety and Fear in EAAT Participants 12:40-1:40 pm

This course offers Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) facilitators an understanding of the role fear and anxiety play in participants’ experience of EAAT. Learners will develop an understanding of the psychological and behavioral impacts of fear and anxiety, signs of fear and anxiety, common fears in EAAT, positive ways to cope with fearful behavior, and calming strategies to overcome fear and anxiety.

Presenter: Dr. Hallie Sheade, Licensed Professional Counselor & Founder, Equine Connection Counseling

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The 8 Myths of Saddle Fitting 1:45-2:45 pm

The presentation will go over the 8 common saddle fit myths currently in the industry and how they affect, both positively and negatively, the overall health and wellbeing of the equine athlete. It also goes into detail on what constitutes a correct fit based on the anatomical requirements of both horse and rider, and the consequences normally seen when equipment is ill-fitting. The mission of Saddlefit 4 Life® has always been and continues to be to protect horse and rider from long term damage caused by ill fitting tack, through comprehensive education.

Presenter: Jochen Schleese, Certified Master Saddler, Educator, & Author

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Wrap Up 2:45-2:50 pm

Conference close & instructions for CE credit.

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