Children are spending more time inside and interacting with digital media than ever before. Families face challenges helping their children with self-care tasks (like dressing and feeding themselves), engage socially with others and maintain attention and focus at school.
Nature can be a valuable part of a child’s day. It can be a respite from a busy world and allow them to regain their focus, creativity and delight in play with others.
Epona Therapy Services specializes in blending nature and outdoor play into occupational therapy services. Occupational therapy is an effective way to address challenges with behavior, attention, coordination and social skills.
Gina Taylor, OT is a board certified Hippotherapy Clinical Specialist and one of only three Occupational Therapists in the United States that are part of the American Hippotherapy Association faculty. Gina is an expert in using horse interactions to create meaningful change for children with a variety of challenges. Her passion is educating occupational therapy practitioners and students of occupational therapy about the use of horses in occupational therapy. Gina teaches for AHA, Inc. and runs the site Epona Academy and the OT student group Horses on the Horizon.
- Movement (from wheelchair users to mild coordination concerns)
- Social skill building to strengthen relationships
- Sensory processing and emotional regulation
- Participating in meaningful activities and finding intrinsic motivation
Reach out and see how making nature a part of your child’s life can benefit your family. Email today!