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  • אורוה - תלמים   11.2010 093

Learning Through Nature

Children with behavioral problems learn to communicate and acquire tools for success in school and life, through interacting with horses and other animals.

The Problem

Children with behavioral disorders often need to adapt themselves to the general learning methods at ‎school. For some, this is very difficult and they need a different way of studying in order to succeed. ‎

The Solution

Provide special needs children with a special learning program, involving animal training with horses and dogs at Kibbutz Magal in partnership with the Misholim Foundation.

The Method

‎School children with behavioral disorders attend the riding therapy farm at Kibbutz Magal one morning a week, together with their teachers. The children are ‎taught arithmetic, science and life skills through their work with horses, dogs, and other animals.‎

Participants

15 children 5th and 6th grade with behavioral disorders from The Katzir school near Horashim.

10 pupils 10th and 11th grade with behavioral disorders from The Shafririm school.

Location

Kibbutz Magal 

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