Equine therapy is the discipline of using horses as a means to provide metaphoric experiences in order to promote emotional growth. The horses provide an excellent way for traumatized youth to react when they are otherwise therapy resistant. Equine therapists will usually teach many lessons on ways in which horses learn, react and follow the instructions of the youth themselves.
Equine therapy has shown to have many positive benefits. Some of them include:
Yoga therapy is a type of therapy that uses yoga postures, breathing exercises, meditation and guided imagery to improve mental and physical health.
Mental health professionals point out the way yoga positively impacts the parts of the mind and body. Studies have shown that yoga boosts the neurotransmitter GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid), which is important because GABA levels are statistically low in people who experience substance abuse, anxiety, and depression.
The individualized education program (IEP) is intended to be centered on the students educational needs. Whatever the IEP includes, its purpose is always the same: to tailor an educational plan for the child so that he or she can reach his or her full potential while at Mountain Youth Academy.
Response to Intervention (RTI) is a multi-tier approach to the early identification and support of students with learning and behavior needs. The RTI process begins with high-quality instruction and universal screening of all children in the general education classroom. Struggling learners are provided with interventions at increasing levels of intensity to accelerate their rate of learning.
Animal husbandry combines the art and science of raising animals by blending time-honored practices and modern scientific knowledge into a system that provides for animal well-being and provides for safe and efficient management and handling of animals.
Mountain Youth Academy provides individualized, trauma-focused treatment to boys and girls ages 5–17. We strive to provide mental health and educational services that enhance the quality of life for at-risk youth and their families. See what Mountain Youth Academy can do for you and your family, call us today at 423-727-9898 for a confidential, no-cost assessment. You may also reach us by email at [email protected] or fax at 423-727-9899.