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A Special Olympics Grand Champion !
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TR: A Tremendous Confidence Builder!
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ETA lessons offer tremendous value! ETA is a unique NARHA, PATH Int'l., program that designs an individualized cognitive enrichment program for each client, each quarter of the year, using two to seven books that match the student's academic level.
ETA also gives each student their own daily exercise program for use at home, which builds strength, flexibility, and endurance, as well as safety on their horse or pony! We believe that sequencing, gross and fine motor skills, as well as cognitive and emotional development can be enhanced by regular practice in grooming and tacking the horse. ALL lessons involve practicing these skills. Some lessons will involve less preparation time if the horse/pony was used for another lesson immediately before, but the rider will still untack and groom the animal after the ride.
Instruction is enhanced by lessons in stable management, anatomy, horse
psychology, games, take-home puzzles, work sheets, and vocabulary lists.
All instruction is prefaced by an individualized assessment, the signature
of forms required by NARHA, PATH Int'l., release forms, an assessment by the rider’s
personal physician (if he/she has mental or physical challenges), consultation
with other therapists, and measurement for safety devices.
Financial aid (reduced price lessons) is available. This applies to those with or without special needs.
ETA also offers tailor-made specialty programs for schools, families, and or institutions of a shorter or longer duration that our regular programming, as well as classes that are more or less intensive, specially arranged with the Director.
OUR PRICING AND SCHOLARSHIPS
You will find our
price structure surprisingly affordable: All Pre-Riding or Pre-Driving classes
are $55.00 a lesson for 30 minutes in an twelve week series of lessons. ETA now offers a highly recommended 90-minute Pre-Riding or Pre-Vaulting lesson series for most three-year-old children on The Autism Spectrum and those with substantial developmental delays, which affords additional time for processing new material and experiences, for reassurance by staff and parents, and additional time for redirection and the utilization of alternative learning style cues. ETA has inaugurated a new "Try It, You'll Love It!" Short Course (twice each Quarter of the year) to introduce the eleven Equine Assisted Activities that ETA offers for the very attractive price of $500.00 a session. Each lesson is private, and 90 minutes in length, as are the Regular Riding Lessons offered in a series of 11 or 12 lessons each Quarter. All lessons are fully supervised by certified PATH Int'l. instructors and qualified volunteers.We provide two to three times as much private contact time for roughly the same cost as other programs. (For example, one local non-accredited program charges $70 for 30 minutes, and another NARHA, PATH Int'l., member Charges $90 for 30 minutes). Scholarships are available, and are based on a
family’s ability to pay. Click Here to learn more about scholarships at ETA. ETA also assists potential clients in applying for foundation, county, state, and federal grants. Please contact the Director if this would help you.
ETA is pleased to announce we now have four FULL SCHOLARSHIPS for children of active duty servicemen or women, or
Please contact Dr. Hansen for details and to apply.