When children face life with a learning disability, they often have low self-esteem and feel judged by others. The world can be a scary enough place, but when you add the difficulty of a disability, it makes it even scarier. This is why we were requested to visit the Frostig Center by the Sharon Lund Foundation in 2018. Our mini therapy horses give the children we visit hope and they can learn to be powerful and confident through walking a mini horse on their lead with one of our handlers. Not only this, but by explaining that the minis are non-judgmental, children feel safe to open up and let their guard down which helps them learn easier with less pressure and express their feelings.
Frostig School serves students in grades 1-12 who have learning differences. Many students have diagnosed learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia. Others have associated learning challenges such as ADHD or autism spectrum disorders (high functioning autism or Pervasive Developmental Disorder-NOS).