Kalli Nowitzke/Ashley Bunten
The students will participate in grooming and petting the horses for a sensory and therapeutic activity that meets students' individual IEP sensory accommodations and goals. The students will participate in a sensory art activity as well. The students will learn about the farm and how to care for the horses. The students will practice communication skills within the community as part of their IEP goals. The students will also make observations, work together and ask questions, which correlates with the 8th grade science curriculum objectives.
The students can connect with this program that is designed specifically for people with special needs and learn to ride horses after school hours. Not only will students have the opportunity to explore a possible lifelong hobby, but also possible future careers.