Our program for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and developmental delays focuses on meeting the client where they are and moving them towards increased independence, confidence, and higher functioning. The program combines horsemanship skills with Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) techniques. Treatment goals typically include:
Increasing tolerance for transitions
Decreasing aggressive behaviors
Increasing social skills
Increasing the efficiency of verbal and non-verbal communication
Increasing the ability to bond with others.
Horse related activities are not limited to riding. Clients typically participate in grooming, feeding, saddling, and finger painting activities.
Children, adolescents and adults may benefit from this program. Children must be at least 4 years of age to participate.
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