Goats are very intelligent and can learn non verbal cues, so they're the perfect therapy animal.
Our goats are trained to respond to verbal cues in both English and Spanish, as well as non-verbal cues. They follow a strict training/care protocol that integrates the magical connection between animals and people. Our goats learn to support skills that are functional, intuitive, and aligned with their natural abilities to play. Simply put, our goats love being with people.
About the Therapist: Licensed Social Worker and autism specialist, Karen Krivit, has worked with thousands of families throughout her 30-year career in Philadelphia. By developing connections with therapists, service providers, clinicians, and community members, she created support groups, training opportunities, and new resources for families of children with special needs in the region. Her experience and expertise is integrated into each therapy session. PGP is a teaching program where supervised therapy interns assist during most sessions.
Clients will be paired with Karen as well as trained goat handlers who help facilitate visits that have been described as “magical, transformative, and inspiring”. We practice a trauma-informed approach; respecting and guiding each client to navigate their own relationship with a goat during their visits.
We offer two types of therapy based on a client’s needs:
Skills Based Therapy: Focused on enhancing verbal, physical, interpersonal, functional and sensory needs. This therapy is appropriate for people of all ages and capacities.
Connection-based Therapy: Focused on developing supportive relationships, emotional well-being, life balance, and mindfulness. This type of therapy is offered on an individual basis or in small, private groups.
30 minute session: $45 , $15 for each extra person.
60 minute session: $90, $30 for each extra person.
Financial assistance is available on a case by case basis. At this time, we can only accept direct payments, but can provide a receipt to submit for insurance reimbursement.
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"Jasir was struggling with tactile defensiveness and worked on filling up hay feeders with his brother... later that day he was able to tolerate being and playing in sand without it overwhelming him."
Interested in animal assisted therapy, please reserve a spot for our monthly All Abilities RAMble for a free 30 minute session.
All Abilities RAMble
A FREE monthly, inclusive, and sensory-friendly animal assisted therapy experience for folx of all ages with disabilities and their friends/family! Space is limited, and reservations via email or text are required. See the EVENTS calendar to find our the dates.