Equine therapy, also known as Equine-Assisted Therapy (EAT), is a treatment that includes equine activities and/or an equine environment in order to promote physical, occupational, and emotional growth in persons suffering from various health problems. Equine therapy can help the individual build emotional awareness, social skills, impulse control, confidence, trust and empathy and strengthen problem solving skills.
Horses have become popular to use in animal therapy because they give immediate feedback to the handler or rider’s actions. Since horses have similar behavior with humans, such as social and responsive behaviors, it is easy for the patients to create a connection with the horse.
Interesting Fact - Horses also have the ability to mirror the feelings of the handler or rider.
Service dogs are dogs that have been specifically trained to help their owner in all aspects of their lives.
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), service dogs are considered medical equipment.
From completing daily tasks to detecting seizures before they happen, service dogs prove they truly are man’s best friend.
There are many different types of service dogs, but the more popular ones include:
Books, Books, Books!
Sophia Sunshine collects new children’s books every day for distribution to children in need and to the angelic children in hospice- so their parents/loved ones will read to them.
Please send children‘s books donations by to us by mail, bring to any Sophia Sunshine fundraiser event, and/or drop off in a Sophia Sunshine Book Drop box!
Sophia Sunshine Foundation
221 Wyncote Rd, Jenkintown, PA 19046
Sophia Sunshine supports research towards a cure for DIPG.
DIPG is a horrific diagnosis that no child, no family, should ever have to know.
Since DIPG is such a rare form of pediatric brain cancer, little is actually known about it. Funds for more scientific research are needed.
Childhood Cancer research receives just 4% of the annual budget from the National Institutes of Health.
Now imagine how little goes towards DIPG… We need your help.
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