Animal Assisted Activities
One of the biggest perks of visiting us at Downs on the Farm is our Animal Assisted Activities. Everyone is allowed to play with our animals, but special needs children can gain so much from our animals! Listed below are just some of the amazing benefits children can receive from assisted animal activities!
If you’re interested in having your child participate in Animal Assisted Activities plan your visit!
What Does AAS Help?
Improve fine motor skills
Improve wheelchair skills
Improve standing balance
Increase verbal interactions between group members
Increase attention skills (i.e., paying attention, staying on task)
Develop leisure/recreation skills
Aid in long- or short-term memory
Improve knowledge of concepts such as size, color, etc.
Improve willingness to be involved in a group activity
Improve interactions with others
Improve interactions with staff