What is Down Syndrome?
Down Syndrome is a genetic condition in which a person has 47 chromosomes instead of the usual 46. It is also known as Trisomy 21.
Children with Down syndrome may have difficulty with social skills as seen through impulsive behavior, poor judgment, short attention spans or slower learning.
It is also common for children with Down syndrome to have low muscle tone throughout their trunk and extremities.
Horse Therapy For Down Syndrome
Hippotherapy is an effective tool when considering therapeutic interventions for children, age 2 and older, with Down syndrome. The interaction between the patient, the horse, and the overall environment can be very effective in facilitating increased muscle tone, and improvement in flexibility, mobility and posture.
Hippotherapy provides sensory stimulation to muscles and joints, impacts balance and movement sense, and provides variable tactile (touch) experiences through the horse’s body heat, or when a client rubs, pats or hugs the horse.
Other Special Needs Conditions
At Healing Horses Singapore, we provide a range of Professional Horse Therapy Services to help children/teenage/adults with special needs to manage the conditions as listed below. Through the years, we’ve seen significant results of Horse Therapy on child/teenage/adults, their progress is our greatest rewards and motivations!
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Brain Injury
- Cerebal Palsy
- Developmental Delay
- Muscle Dystrophy
- Sensory Processing Disorder
- Spinal Injury
*Students with financial issues, can approach us for assistance *Free demonstration on basic horse management will be conducted for students on their 1st session
Terms and conditions:
*Strictly by appointment only
*Training will be conducted at the school’s premises itself and allocation of a private room is needed to conduct.