What occupational therapy courses are on offer in south Africa?

THERAPEUTIC HORSE RIDING MAKES A DIFFERENCE!

The therapeutic value of horse riding was described by Hippokrates as "The Riding's Healing Rhythm". The mission of this Therapeutic Riding School is to do an unique form of therapy on horseback for people with specific needs.

Different goals can be reached, e.g.

· Improvement of muscle tone and strength

· General balance improves

· Eye-muscles improve - influence on reading

· Increased attention span and concentration

· Hyperactive children tend to calm down

· Tactile system is stimulated

· Emotional/behavioral problems improve

· Increased spatial and body awareness

· Development of self-confidence and motivation

· School performance can improve

· Increase joint mobility and range of motion

· Develops ability to organize and perform tasks in sequence

· Integration of the two hemispheres of the brain

· Sensory integration takes place

ABOUT SATHRA'S COURSES AND WHO QUALIFY TO ATTEND THIS COURSE:

SATRA is currently presenting Instructors I, II and III level courses. Level 1:

· It is open to riding schools and people who want to work more therapeutic

· Individual persons may be selected on merit, however the prospective student must show some riding ability.

DURATION OF COURSE:

It is a part-time course that is done over a year.

· The course starts with a three day week block at SATRA'S premises inculding classes practical sessions

· 3 Assignments must be submitted during the first 6 months

· After 6 months, exams take place over 2 days

· 3 Assignments must be submitted during the last 6 months

· Final examination will be at the end of the 12 months

· At least 25 hours practical should be done by the student during the 12 months

· The course is presented in Afrikaans and English

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