Around the town - Equine Assisted Learning
An experiential learning approach that promotes the development of life skills for educational, professional, and personal goals through equine assisted activities. We collaborate with professionals to provide activities centered around clients needs and goals.
Reading to mini horses fosters a non-judgmental environment so that children or adults can simply have fun reading. This can help build self-confidence, self-esteem, and improve oral reading skills along with other therapeutic benefits.
Mini Smiles- Health and wellness
Studies have shown that visiting with animals can provide moments of relaxation, lowers anxiety, increases mental stimulation, and can provide an escape and happy distraction from the stressors of life. These visits are less structured and are more for peace and tranquility.
Based on the results of pre- and post-treatment MRI, EAAT provided evidence as an emerging treatment for ADHD in that scans completed before and after a 12-week EAL course showed significant improvement in brain areas associated with behavior inhibition, visual-spatial processing, and motor coordination (Yoo, 2016).
Twenty-eight children with Autism Spectrum Disorder attended a 12- week EAL program which resulted in improved social and executive functioning (Borgi, 2016).