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Some Special Needs That Can Benefit From Therapeutic Riding

 

  •  ADD/ADHD

  •  Amputations

  •  At-risk youth

  •  Autism

  •  Behavioral challenges

  •  Cerebral palsy

  •  Developmental delays

  •  Down syndrome

  •  Emotional challenges

  •  Hearing impairment

  •  Learning disabilities

  •  Multiple sclerosis

  •  Muscular dystrophy

  •  Paralysis

  •  Parkinson's

  •  PTSD

  •  Speech impairment

  •  Spina bifida

  •  Spinal cord injury

  •  Substance abuse

  •  Terminal illness

  •  Transverse myelitis

  •  Traumatic brain injury

Benefits to Participants

 

  • Appropriate socialization skills

  • Attention to task

  • Balance and coordination

  • Confidence and self-esteem

  • Crossing midline/headon midline

  • Direction following

  • Flexibility

  • Gross and fine motor skills

  • Muscle tone/strength

  • Numbers, colors, letters, shapes

  • Posture

  • Reaching/grasping

  • Sensory integration issues

  • Trunk rotation

  • Verbalization and communication skills

  • Weight bearing

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