How it works
Dolphin Therapy is a rehabilitation method which enables
special- needs children to find, together with the dolphin, a new direction
This extraordinary kind of therapy has been developed more than 25 years
ago by the American psychologist Dr. David E. Nathanson, President of
Dolphin Human Therapy. He conducted his first study about Dolphin Human
Therapy already in 1978.
The therapy focuses on the encounter of children with dolphins. Accompanied
by their skilled trainers the children work on a swimming dock according
to a schedule with at least one dolphin who is able, in a playful way,
to miraculously and immediately realize the child's Deficiency. In this
way the children lose their shyness towards the beautiful animals and
with their help reestablish the contact to their surroundings. These positive
impulses lead to an amazing progress in the children's development which
has endless positive consequences.
Dolphin therapy does not claim to cure diseases. Nevertheless, research
has shown that, by working with dolphins, disabled children are able to
learn up to four times faster and more intensively. When exploring their
surroundings. In order to achieve positive treatment, dolphin therapy
should be carried out for not less than two weeks.
Another positive aspect is that the whole family can be integrated into
the therapy, which can lead to basic progress in the future. The brothers
and sisters of the young patients also enjoy the company of the dolphins.