The Little Explorers Activity Club Offers Animal Assisted Therapy For Children With Special Conditions

Arabella Carter-Johnson is a mom of an autistic daughter and the founder of The Little Explorers Activity Club, an animal-assisted therapy club in Leicestershire, England that offers animal-assisted therapy.

“The goats are playing the piano! You may think it’s a joke but it happens in our house,” Johnson shared with Bored Panda. “I blame the cat, our fantastical cat called Thula who helped my daughter with autism in ways that we, humans, struggled to and their bond has inspired a movement of special needs parents to see how these animals can heal and teach our children.”

According to the founder, the club is a great place where children with different conditions can have fun.

“A safe and understanding environment to have fun and socialize with other families alongside therapy that is very successful with anxiety, autism, ADD, ADHD, depression and many other conditions,” she added. “Interacting with animals increases attention spans and has a positive calming effect helping with social interaction.”

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