Parents of kids and teens on the autism spectrum are always looking for effective interventions. Therapeutic riding has earned a reputation for a very powerful way to promote growth and learning for those on the spectrum.
This article in the Santa Maria Times talks about a program in central California that is doing this type of
traditional therapeutic riding with great results.
At N.E.A.T we focus on social, emotional and behavioral development, growth and learning. But, the fact is, our clients also get the physical benefits of a more traditional therapeutic riding program as well!
We work with many clients on the spectrum and with each client we are addressing their specific goals, such as increasing focus, decreasing impulsive behaviors, improving communication skills, building self confidence and more.
Each client learns and practices leading, grooming, playing games with and ultimately riding a horse while working on their goals.
If you know a child or teen on the spectrum we invite you to bring them for a visit. We will show you around, introduce you to our horses, learn more about the challenges you are dealing with and share how our program may be able to help. Call or email to schedule a visit.