Also accepting Gardiner Scholarship, Staywell Insurance, Families Exploring Down Syndrome (FEDS), VPK SIS funds.
Walk on Water offers PET Therapy or animal assisted therapy through our PATH certified trainers using our miniature horses and chickens. Pet Therapy is a guided interaction between a person and a trained animal which includes grooming, petting, feeding, and saddling, to allow a bonding experience with the animal. The benefits of Pet therapy include stress reduction by releasing endorphins into the system producing a calming effect. It can reduce anxiety and depression and increase self-esteem and improve social skills. It can also help a person recover from a physical health problem.
Pet therapy builds on the pre-existing human-animal bond. Interacting with a friendly pet can help many physical and mental issues. It can help reduce blood pressure and improve overall cardiovascular health. It can also release endorphins that produce a calming effect. This can help alleviate pain, reduce stress, and improve your overall psychological state.
The goals of our program are:
- to improve motor skills and joint movement
- to improve assisted or independent movement
- to increase self esteem
- to increase verbal communication skills
- to develop social skills
- to increase willingness to to join in activities
- to help learn empathy and nurturing skills
Give us a call for more information.