Echitatia – recreere si … terapie

Posted: September 30, 2009 by mihaiela in Evenimente APWR
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Sambătă dimineaţa, zi călduţa de toamnă … Incet pe trotuarul din fata Cetrului de Informare pentru Boli Gentice Rare se formează un grupuleţ. Se aud râsete, se aleargă după copii nastruşnici, se impărtăşesc poveşti. 26 de persoane (părinţi, copii, membri ai echipei APWR) sunt pregătite pentru excursie.

Destinaţia zilei este clubul de calarie de la Aghireş, unde cei prezenti vor avea posibilitatea să admire poneii, căluţii şi mânzii lor … şi poate chiar să călărească.

Majoritatea copiilor din grup preUntitledzintă tulburări din spectrul autist şi sunt beneficiarii serviciului de intervenţie comportamentală personalizată oferit de Asociaţia Prader Willi din Romania.

Scurta călătorie a decurs fără incidente şi odată intraţi pe poarta copiii s-au imprăstiat care incotro pentru a admira caii si poneii. La intrare ne-a intampinat un ponei alb cu pete maronii, care le-a mancat copiilor din palma biscuti si saleuri.

În timp ce noi ne trageam sufletul şi admiram animalele angajaţii fermei au pregătit caii şi poneii pentru călărie. În prezenţa părinţilor emoţionaţi fiecare copil a încălecat şi a făcut câteva tururi ale tarcului special amenajat pentru călărit. Cuvantul care plutea in aer era relaxare.

Fericirea copiilor a fost si fericirea noastra. Am plecat cu promisiunea de a reveni si a transforma calaritul in terapie.

Psiholog Mihaiela-Virginia Fazacas

Horseback riding is useful for:
• Relaxation of muscle tension
• Improving balance
• Muscle development
• Strengthening of eye-hand coordination
• Increased awareness of one’s body
• Gaining a sense of self-control
• Increased confidence
• Encouraging communication
• Increasing concentration and patience
• Improving socialization
• Developing fine motor skills
• Improving sensory systems
Autism – or more precisely autistic spectrum disorders – represent a range of developmental disorders characterized by deterioration of social interaction, problems with verbal and nonverbal communication, repetitive behaviors, restricted activities and interests.

Horseback Riding – Recreation and therapy

Saturday morning, on a warm fall day… Slowly on the sidewalk in front of the Center for Information on Rare Diseases a group assembles. One can hear laughter, the sounds of young children running and the sharing of stories. Parents, children, and the RPWA team members are ready for the trip. The destination for the day is a horseback riding club in Aghireş, where they will be able to admire and even ride the ponies and horses.
Most of the children on the trip have conditions on the autism spectrum and are beneficiaries of the personalized behavioral intervention services offered by Prader Willi Association of Romania.  The short trip to the club went without incident, and once inside the gates the children explored and admired the horses and ponies. At the entrance we welcomed a white pony with brown spots, which ate biscuits right out of the children’s hands.
While we admired the animals, the farm’s employees got the trained horses and ponies ready for riding. With parents nearby, each child got a chance to straddle a horse and make several tours of the special pen area for riding. The word floating in the air was relaxation.
The children’s happiness was our happiness. I left promising to return and make riding a new therapy.

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Comments
  1. mihaela says:

    ce copii frumosi si curajosi avem

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