Summary ]Join OT Gina Taylor and animal-assisted therapy expert Miyako Kinoshita as they discuss the transformative impact of working with animals at Green Chimneys. In this episode, they explore the unique benefits of animal-assisted therapy for children and young adults, including increased empathy, socialization, and emotional regulation. They also dive into the different types of animals used in therapy, from horses to birds of prey, and how each animal can provide a different type of therapeutic experience. Whether you're an occupational therapist or simply interested in the healing power of animals, this episode is a must-listen.
Tags: #hippotherapy #animalassistedtherapy #occupationaltherapy #physicaltherapy #speechtherapy #specialneeds #horses #therapygoals #sensoryprocessing #balance #coordination #emotionalwellbeing #integrativetherapy
Length: 53 minutes
Host: Gina Taylor, Occupational Therapist and Hippotherapy Clinical Specialist
Guest: Miyako Kinoshita, Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Green Chimneys Children's Services