View our brochure

 

  
   
 

 
  Autism Society of the Philippines

News list

Strengthening Gait is a Hippotherapy Program Helping Children with Autism and Other Disabilities

Posted: Monday, October 4, 2010 - 11:09

Source: http://autism.healingthresholds.com


Strengthening Gait, in Wyoming, provides hippotherapy for children with autism and other developmental disabilities. It began in June when a couple of moms heard a lecture by Deborah Lapinski, an adult with autism, who said she had always communicated better with animals than with people. The children attend two hippotherapy sessions a week, and along with riding the horses, they learn to groom them and talk to them. The kids are also expected to do therapy in addition to the actual riding. For example, they must warm up themselves and their horses prior to riding, they learn balance and sensory integration skills. One mom says, “I just know what it does for kids. Hippotherapy is an absolutely amazing type of therapy for any kid with special needs, but especially those with posture issues and some sensory integration issues.”

Read original article: Douglas Program Uses Horses to Help Children




More News

Two Moms in the Philippines Offer Tips on Good Dental Health for Children with Autism

Speech-Language Teacher Co-Treats with Occupational Therapist in School Setting

Interactive Metronome Therapy is One Stop on a Woman’s Treatment Path with Autism

Typing Helps a Boy with Autism Communicate

iPad Provides New Opportunities for Child with Autism

Dolphin Therapy Helps Autistic Children

A Summer of Transition for Kids with Autism

Qigong Massage as Therapy for Autism

Preschool to focus on students' special needs

Art Gallery in West Palm Beach Showcases Work by Students with Autism

 

RESEARCH
Effects of Modified Milieu Therapy Intervention on the Social Communicative Behaviors of Young Children with Autism
Methylphenidate Treatment of an Adult Aspergers Syndrome and a Comorbid ADHD
Gastrointestinal Symptoms in a Sample of Children with PDD
NEWS
Suggestions for Helping Teens with Autism Transition to Adulthood
Legos May Help Facilitate Communication in Kids with Autism
Toy Suggestions for Kids with Autism
Mom of Child with Autism Shares Haircut Adventures

 

 

     TeamWorks  
     No. 19-A
     Buenconsejo St.
     Plainview
     Mandaluyong City
     Philippines
    

      
Tel. 477-4380

 
Copyright 2011. TeamWorks Behavioral Therapy. All rights reserved. Home | Sitemap | Email us Powered by: KyMa Systems