Sometimes children on the autism spectrum can have difficulty finding their place in this world where they can shine just as they are. Here on the farm, I provide HIGHLY INDIVIDUALIZED therapy that accepts the child exactly as he/she is – at their current level of functioning. With unconditional positive regard, acceptance and empathic communication, the child is provided space and time to be empowered, allowing them to connect with their innate drive towards better functioning. The child can choose the pace and focus of change which ultimately increases their sense of autonomy. This respect for however the child wants to play removes the pressures of the world and encourages spontaneous play where feelings and experiences can be depicted in their activities rather than words alone. The therapeutic relationship offers the child a secure base where they can safely observe the world, engage on their terms in ways that feel comfortable to them. This offers the child a sense of safety, trust, and connection in a supportive environment in which to explore and experiment. Try out ways of being and discover who they are.
Goals in therapy may include:
An animal in session can help to:
Studies have found that in AAP sessions, children with autism:
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