Dolphin Therapy Report from UK
Our daughter (7 and diagnosed with Rett Syndrome) grew in alertness, eye contact, disposition, ability to sit up straight (posture)/core strength and her right foot became far more flexible, rather than turning inwards and being quite rigid. Improvements were unlikely to be profound but a small improvement (that we could build upon) was seen.
Our son (4) was encouraged to have a couple of sessions with the dolphins and all sessions of hippotherapy in the Turkish mountains. We believe both these therapies contributed to a PROFOUND change in him: he transformed from a hesitant, anxious and at times quite insular boy (apparently classic symptoms of a younger sibling of a disabled child) to a lively, talkative, imaginative, engaged, inquisitive young lad whose progress has been praised at school – a fantastic ‘by-product’ of a trip that we thought essentially focused on our daughter’s well-being.
At the outset, the team at Marmaris stated that this period was not just focused on our daughter – they aimed to help the whole family, whilst working with her. The COMBINATION of therapies and wide-focus across the family allowed ‘change’ to take place…some small progress, some considerable. This is a worthy experience for any child with difficulties and their respective family – especially younger siblings.
Family from the UK; visit during April 2012
My name is Jenny Rojas.
I am writing on behalf of a cousin based in Colombia(South America)whose son (5 years old) suffered brain damaged at the age of 10 months.
The baby was born totally normal and healthy and one got sick with cold and had fever. The fever was not treated correctly and the baby had to be rushed to hospital.
Apparently, the doctor administered him a very strong medicine which caused the baby to become very rigid. His fist totally closed and his body like a stone.
It has been 4 years since GABRIEL (this is child’s name) has been in teraphy and gradually his body is getting more relaxed. He doesn’t speak but we know he understand everything.
To cut a long story short, we are now looking into new ways to help him to improve his mobility as he can’t walk.
At present, in Colombia, he is undergoing therapy with horses but because I live in London I would to try to help them here as I know development and research on the neurological field is much more advanced in this country.
I would really appreciate it if someone could give me a feedback to talk about these therapies and the process and eligibility to take part on them.