What is Special Needs?
Special Needs is a term used in clinical diagnostic and functional development to describe individuals who require assistance for disabilities that may be medical, mental, or psychological.
There are many treatments and methods to help children/adults with Special Needs to manage their conditions such as Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Psychological Services/Counseling, Special Needs Education, Horse Therapy is another one which helps people to cope with their conditions.
Special Needs = People Who are Special and Needs More Love!
Horse Therapy for Special Needs*
Equine therapy for special needs is an animal-assisted therapy to help children with a wide variety of disabilities. This type of therapy makes use of riding horses as an effective way of providing physical and emotional therapy as well as psychological benefits to patients especially children and adolescents suffering from autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, seizure disorder, visual and hearing impairment, anxiety disorder, learning disorder, substance abuse, multiple sclerosis, development disorder, muscular dystrophy, amputation, brain injury as well as behavioral problems.
Check the list of Special Needs Conditions for more information on how Horse Therapy can help.
- ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Brain Injury
- Cerebal Palsy
- Down Syndrome
- Developmental Delay
- Muscle Dystrophy
- Sensory Processing Disorder
- Spinal Injury
Benefits of Therapeutic Horseback Riding for Children with Special Needs
These are the benefits that we can see from Horse Therapy:
- Balance, Posture, Strength
- Teamwork, cooperation
- Self-confidence, self-esteem
- Emotional control, self-discipline
- Improves fine motor skills
- Hand-eye coordination
- Improves speech
Other Horse Therapy Services We Provide
At Healing Horses Singapore, we provide a range of Professional Horse Therapy Services to help children/teenage/adults 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!
- Children with Disability
- Adults with Disability
- Early Intervention Program
- Equine Assisted Learning
*Students with financial issues, can approach us for assistance *Free demonstration on basic horse management will be conducted for students on their 1st session (For School’s indoor Program Only).
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.