We have collected sufficient funds to pay for another 6 months of dog therapy at CEAI, the Integral Care Centre for special needs children. This therapy is funded completely by the GVI CT, every 6 months volunteers of the community projects in Mexico challenge themselves to fundraise the money to cover this therapy, so far 2 complete years of dog therapy have been donated and we aim to continue with this support for the next years.
This therapy is funded completely by the GVI Charitable Trust. Every 6 months GVI volunteers at the community projects in Mexico challenge themselves to fundraise the money to cover this therapy. So far 2 complete years of dog therapy have been donated and we aim to continue with this support for as long as we are able.
But, why we are doing this?
Research shows that the presence of pets is associated with feelings of tranquillity and relaxation as well as reduction of heart rate or blood pressure. Having pets it is also associated with increased social interaction, acting as social catalysts made in a variety of environments, individually or in groups.
So far dog therapy has improved some of the daily tasks that challenge the special needs students of the CEAI (Integral Care Centre) lives as this therapy supports the developing of fine and gross motor skills.
The dogs that help at this therapy have been trained to assist persons with physical, visual, hearing impairment, with recurrent attacks or autism, the dogs or therapy assistants encourage students to focus and interact with them in basic tasks gaining independence and improving their life outside of the centre.
The dog therapy has contributed to strength pedagogical knowledge of both language and mathematics, allowing students to retain the concepts reviewed during the week at classes with their teachers.
In the human- animal bond are a multitude of benefits are used in the treatment of people mentally ill, or as in this case they are helping with the educational programs for sectors that require special assistance, such as adults or children with special needs.
Dog therapy strengths the relationships of the centre with other local organization as this therapy is provided by a Discan member organization in the area.
With your kind contributions, we will continue delivering these therapies to the students of the CEAI that have shown an affinity to the therapy.