My brother had dolphin therapy at your centre in june and he is a totally different child. Both him and my mum met the dolphin while me and a friend swam. I can honestly say it was the best thing in my life and we will definitely be doing it again next year. Thank you so much.
Dramatic Meeting: Dilsah Sue with a therapist at work with a dolphin. The animals in Antalya live in a free-water dolphinarium. Her mother is fighting for a further course of treatment.
Dilsah Sue is blabbing. The past year the girl with the dark eyes manages in this way to communicate that she wants to say something. For longer than this she has been able to walk. In 2007 she managed to get up off the floor for the first time and then, slowly but progressively, over the following year she learned to walk. This was a big achievement for the nine year old and her family.
Dilsah Sue came into the world with a hernia of the diaphragm. In the sixth month of pregnancy the doctors diagnosed that the diaphragm of the little girl had not closed. The organs in the stomach region were not held in place and put pressure on the lungs. Read the rest of this entry »
it seems only yesterday that we returned home from the Dolphin therapy, but in reality nearly two months have passed. We are very thankful for what you did for Kirill during the course. Kirill has progressed a lot since that! He is much more coordinated now, goes on stairs alone, without any help! He tries to jump, rides bicycle (!) and even tires riding scooter (!!) – that’s something I couldn’t even imagine! Also, he helps himself during the meals – eats with a spoon and with a fork (awkwardly, but still he does it!)
We have experienced 2 wonderful weeks in a beautiful environment.
It was a time that we will never forget. A super team – from Management, personal attention, Driver, Interpreter right up to the Therapists and Doctors (Physiotherapy and Dolphin Therapy) – friendly, helpful, one’s every wish was catered for! It was the first Dolphin Therapy for Silas, our 12 year old foster child.
Due to past occurrences, the boy is extremely psychologically handicapped, he suffers acute anxiety, massive Auto aggression and an atypical Autism.
Our experiences are difficult to put into words, but because Silas has a Communication-help (Talker), here follows a small excerpt from his own words:
First of all we wish you a healthy and successful New Year. Also thanks for your greetings. The time goes by so quickly it will be a whole year this coming May since our daughter Ev Venice was with you for dolphin therapy. And we have sooo much to thank you for. In the meantime Ev has made a lot of progress and proudly still talks about you all, especially Barbara the therapist. This is why we want to enable Ev to have another therapy.
We have our holidays again in May and if you have a place free for Ev Venice from 16 May to 30 May 2010 that would be great. Since your dolphin therapy Ev no longer requires Ergo therapy or Speech therapy, just physiotherapy. Read the rest of this entry »
The therapy today was very emotional. Phil had a session together with Jenny (on the other side of the platform). She could just about put two words together and today she sang
Daisy, Daisy, dance with me, take both my hands, one up and one down and one time around, it’s easy ON HER OWN. Her mother Sibylle cried tears of joy. Now that was really something. Phil also was working well except that he didn’t want to brush Frosia’s teeth. Just now I went to the bathroom and I heard behind me Phil’s coming too’’ (yes, that was the voice of my son). And Phil’s health is a lot better… Read the rest of this entry »
I can hardly find the words, but I would like to try to express the uniqueness and happiness that we experienced together.
Daisy brought so much joy into Jennifer’s life and it was incredible to see her so happy and boisterous after so many years. Even after such a short time I can register successful developments, and that is all down to your good work. Read the rest of this entry »
We would like to report about our experiences, impressions and the resulting success of our dolphin therapy. Our dream to have a dolphin therapy was finally fulfilled on 07.07.2007!
For years it had been our wish to engage our daughter Sarina, who has multiple disabilities, in a dolphin therapy. We had heard so many positive things about the effects a dolphin therapy can have and experienced it with other children, so naturally we wanted to enable Sarina to participate in such a wonderful experience and give her the chance of betterment with her handicap. With wonderful support, we finally got to fulfill this dream! Read the rest of this entry »
Maxi’s second dolphin therapy in Antalya, Turkey from 16.6 until 7.7.2008
After the positive experiences from last year (Sept. 2007) we decided to do another dolphin therapy. In the months after the last therapy, Maxi showed great progress with his head control.
Some info about our Maxi
Maxi was born on the 07.01.05 as a healthy baby and stopped developing when he was 6 months old. He is still like a “big baby”-rolls, but cannot sit, crawl, walk or speak. He has problems with coordination and perception. We also do not know how much he can see. A diagnonsis/cause for his mental and motoric developmental block has not been found yet, despite numerous medical examinations in and out of the country.
Experience Report of the dolphin therapy of Jessica Sophie Stock from 13. to 27. October 2007
I am now sitting here and trying to find the right words to describe our experiences and impressions from October,but it is not that easy. Where do I start? Best to start with our daughter: Jessica Sophie was born July 2004 and was born two months early. Her health conditions were first attributed to her premature birth.
However, after a while we could not believe this anymore. A long period of physicals and hospital stays began. Then, beginning of 2007, the diagnosis: Coach-Syndrome. What is this?
It is a very rare metabolism disease, worldwide only 20 cases are known. Thus, there is not much experience with this disease, but the University of Washington in Seattle is currently researching it. So now we had a name for the condition of our daughter, but this did not really help us much. It was recommended that we do physiotherapy and early intervention with her. Read the rest of this entry »