My students are AMAZING! I teach a Life Skills program at a middle school. There are two sections of students that I teach. One is a group of students that are Autistic. Some of these students are non-verbal and some can echo words and phrases. The other group I teach is LLD-Severe (Language Learning Disability. They have a deficit in one or more areas of functioning that significantly limits their performance of major life activities.
We have a Life-Skills Lab where the students learn how to cook, clean, and they sell coffee and snacks from a coffee cart.
Everything we do in our class is to prepare the students to live as independently as possible. Every day presents a new challenge for our students. We work extremely hard to overcome these challenges to better prepare our students for life after school.
Every day presents a new challenge for our students, we work extremely hard to overcome these challenges to better prepare our students for life after school.
Horse therapy is proven to help students with Autism and special needs.
Riding a horse helps liven sensory preceptors, which helps make therapy exciting and motivates the autistic child to continue to be engaged. Equine therapy is highly beneficial to children with autism. It helps them develop natural, core skills they need to function in society.
I'm requesting donations for our trip to Special Strides a place where special needs students can experience grooming and riding horses. We also need monies for a nurse companion on the trip.
On this trip the students will interact, brush, and care for the horse to build a trust and bond between the student and the horse.
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