Little Pony Motricity is a unique program developed by PARDS geared to improving psychomotor development. For children aged 4 to 6, it focuses on building the relationship between mental processes and physical activities. It is not yet launched due to the capacity of our present site, though we would be pleased to discuss it with any interested parents or caregivers.
This program is open to children without a clinical diagnosis, although they may have one. It uses the Co-op Approach (Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance) and is a form of therapeutic intervention based on goal-setting and self-evaluation. The children monitor their own performance. They set a goal, come up with a plan, do the activity, then check their results against their goals.
For example, the child wants to be able to lead the horse around a barrel:
This 30-week program was developed by an Occupational Therapist and a Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association Intermediate Instructor. PARDS Instructors had identified the need for such a program for an increasing number of our clients, kick-starting its development.
During the second, third, and fourth years we will open the program up to children ages three and up with:
Though a horse is involved, the focus is not on horsemanship skills. The goal is the psychomotor development of the child. Each weekly lesson will be an hour and 15 minutes in duration. Children work in pairs, and we are able to accommodate six children per lesson.
Little Pony Motricity is the relationship between mental processes and physical activities. It helps improve:
This program will be launching soon. Stay in touch.
Register and pay online for any PARDS program using the link below: