The course of enoterapija developed at the Yekaterinburg zoo for kids with disabilities
YEKATERINBURG, February 15. /TASS/. Ekaterinburg zoo has developed a special course for socialization of children with autism, cerebral palsy and other diseases.
Psychological care for children have meerkats and raccoons, which are specially trained for contact with persons with disabilities, said Wednesday the correspondent of TASS specialist zoo Igor Perm.
“There is hippotherapy, Dolphin therapy, we decided to develop inotherapy for children suffering from various diseases. This taught meerkats and raccoons to communicate with this category of children. Furry assistants are not only helping the disabled to access the world, but also help them with socialization,” said Perm.
According to him, for communication with animals, zoo staff gain a group of 7-8 people. “In the games room the children learn to communicate with animals, stroking them, to pass each other. At these sessions, for example, children with autism, reveals, start to smile, full of energy and strength. According to the adults, after this therapy adolescents with disabilities become more open and begin to trust each other”, — said the Agency interlocutor.
According to the Ural psychologist Ivan Karnaukh, one of the problems of children with disabilities and their socialization in society. Communication with animals, says the psychologist, the perfect solution for this problem.