At ChildVision we work everyday to help each child live their lives with independence and happiness.
Equine Assisted Occupational Therapy
The Equine Assisted Therapy provision at ChildVision provides one to one sessions for suitable students attending our education programmes. We also run ‘Horse Sense’, a program for children and adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorders run in the Equine Centre in ChildVision.
The course runs during school terms and involves one hour a week. The children meet in the stables and the structured routine that they follow is:
Sensory preparation – the children carry out ‘heavy work’ in the yard, helping to prepare the horses for the session. They carry water and push wheelbarrows during this time
Horse riding – the children mount in the arena and then go on a trek to the magical tree and the sensory trail. The children engage in specific therapeutic activities during this section whilst on horseback
Grooming – on return to the stables the children engage in grooming with the horses. Individual goals for the children can be incorporated into this routine. There are up to 4 children in any group.
For further information or to reserve a place on this course please contact Terri on 018373635 or email her on firstname.lastname@example.org
Helpful downloads for parents
Here are some helpful handouts for parents to read from our Therapy Team.
Creative & Mindful
How to act as a
Equine Therapy Unit
Newsletter May 2020
‘Up & About’
Basic O&M Skills for Young Children
Some ideas to help your child practice O&M skills.
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