Agricultural Fair at Tropical Park
Staying connected with our community and events
Volunteer Appreciation Day
Our volunteer appreciation day was a huge success thanks to our planners and of course our wonderful volunteers. Games, food and smiles were the highlights of the night and we are looking forward to our next appreciation day being filled with old and new faces.
Equulibrium participated in the Autism walk in Dade-County, Fl. for the 7th year in a row.In px from left to right, Dr. Jane Burrows, Comanche (the miniature horse), & Dr. Giselle Faubel
What types of problems do we treat?
Currently we are treating individuals with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, ADHD, family dynamics difficulties, eating disorders, anger management difficulties, academic difficulties, etc.
We run children’s groups for “social skills” where children don’t necessarily have to ride the horses; the activities are geared to develop team building, empathy, compassion, social reciprocity, strengthen self-esteem, develop coping mechanisms, and enhance responsibility. These groups range in ages from 5 to 12 years old.
What about Autism?
Because we are the only facility in south Florida that offers both hippotherapy and EAP under the same roof, we offer a program that addresses both the physical and psychological aspects of the child with autism.
At Equulibrium, we look at the whole child, not just the symptoms. Many of the children with autism have behavioral issues as well as sensory dysfunction issues. We understand the importance of language and communication, and how cognition develops in children, we also know that a child who is seeking sensory input or output has a difficult time relating to the world;
therefore we apply our interventions with the aim of enabling development in all areas.