Horse Therapy Helps Students With Asperger’s

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BY  now, most people are familiar with certain hallmark traits of people on the autism spectrum. They often have difficulty interpreting social cues, and can suffer from high sensitivity and anxiety to stimulus and new situations. For those who may otherwise be very high functioning or talented in other areas, it can be difficult to find acceptance or success without first learning how to navigate every day social interactions.

Animal therapy, most typically from dogs, has been a great aid for many people who suffer from autism as a way of coping with anxiety. While there have even been improvements in social interactions from children who have therapy dogs, horse therapy offers a unique approach to socialization. See how horse therapy can help students learn to navigate and learn non-verbal communication in a safe and rewarding environment.
To learn more about equine therapy for children with autism and how you might qualify for financial aid, contact the Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation at info@myasdf.org, or by calling 877.806.0635.  Let us know what you think of this approach by commenting below.  

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