博天堂官方成人团体之家的驴子照片

按摩治疗及室内工程的职业机会

Latham Centers' residents look forward to participating in a variety of adventures which include Asinotherapy, 或“驴疗法”.“另外, 博天堂官方入口的学生健全的职业课程, LathamWorks, offers job training skills 和 h和-crafted products for our community of family 和 friends to purchase.

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Our history with this unorthodox approach to animal therapy began in 2008 when Dr. 珍妮丝福斯特, a renowned neuro-psychiatrist 和 expert in Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) treatment, visited with Latham 和 encour年龄d us to consider developing an Asinotherapy Program for our residents. 这个项目不断发展壮大,现在有六头驴以博天堂官方为家!

The students 和 adults in Latham Centers' donkey therapy project learn to first earn the trust of the donkeys. 这意味着要温柔, 可靠的, 让驴子知道博天堂官方入口的人在那里帮助他们.

从哪里开始: 在德国, a treatment program providing care to miniature donkeys was extremely successful in helping individuals with developmental disabilities learn important skills, 包括建立关系和职业培训.

博天堂官方入口的一个成年居民和博天堂官方入口六头驴中的两头一起玩.
养驴的居民
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科德角的驴疗法

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计划目标、活动和成功

Our goal is to have Latham adult residents train 和 mentor Latham School students in the Asinotherapy Program. 作为训练有素的成年人,他们把年轻的学生置于自己的羽翼之下, 他们将从互动中受益, 帮助他们变得更有同情心,对年轻人更有帮助, 作为个体,他们要花更长的时间来应对自己的障碍, 他们可以分享他们作为成年PWS患者的生活经历. 年轻的学生, 另一方面, 哪些人通常不与患有该综合征的成年人接触, 会在他们成年后学习新的生活技能吗.

The overarching goal of Latham’s Asinotherapy Program is to help each person make progress toward fulfilling his or her goals. We have realized great success on behalf of previously trained individuals 和 look to the future for more dramatic gains at Latham Centers.

成人住院医师遛驴在博天堂官方入口的肌肉疗法项目

从哪里开始:与六头迷你驴一起工作

In 2009, Latham purchased a residential home in East S和wich with grounds approved for the boarding of livestock. 这为博天堂官方入口考虑发展博天堂官方入口的脊椎疗法项目打开了大门. Donkeys are known for their good nature, their crave of attention, 和 their patience. 这个项目提供了很多学习的机会, 培养, 在教授同理心的同时建立信任和自尊, 责任, 以及适当的界限.

Latham's donkey trainer has worked with many staff members 和 individuals with Prader-Willi syndrome in the Asinotherapy Program. 每个人都被训练来照顾和养育博天堂官方入口的六头驴-安格斯, 月光, 杰克, 卷曲的, 以斯帖, 以扫.

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In the United States, we are more familiar with Hippotherapy involving horses as a therapeutic tool. Latham Centers had students 和 residents have a long history of engaging in therapeutic riding activities in the community. We've witnessed numerous benefits from involving our program participants in relationships with animals.

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其他培训功能

  • 驴101 -什么是驴, 它们来自哪里, 他们在“真实”的世界里做什么工作呢, 寿命和健康问题, 和气质
  • 围场和驴子周围的安全
  • 驴和围场护理

博天堂官方入口工作

博天堂官方入口学校的工作人员帮助学生为毕业后的生活做好准备. 这包括指导每个学生的工作技能. 这些技能可能包括但不限于工艺制作, 园艺, 木工, 还有肥皂制作, 还有动物护理.

工作准备技能还包括收银能力, 分类装配, 以及办公室助理.

Students in the 博天堂官方入口工作 vocational program have truly excelled since the inception of this program 和 Latham Centers’ goal is to maintain 100% student employment.

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学生们在教室里学习园艺知识.
正在进行园艺项目的学生

园艺

在园艺专业, 学生们用种子种植植物, 根粉, 或者购买年轻的观赏植物来饲养. 也, 通过博天堂官方与当地企业的关系, 学生们收到捐赠的切花, 他们在博天堂官方入口校区安排并运送这些东西吗. Preparing 和 growing plants 和 flowers is an art form 和 allows students to explore their creativity. 此外, 学生受到颜色的刺激, 香气, 和花的纹理, 而其他人则通过这种感官活动平静下来.

学生们在博天堂官方入口的职业教室制作木制鸟屋

木工

在购买预组装的木材项目,如长凳, 货架上, 还有存储单元, 学生(在工作人员监督下), 油漆, 完成博天堂官方入口木工项目的每一个项目. This program introduces tool safety 和 team work while encouraging student creativity, 批判性思维和精细运动技能. 另外, s和ing 和 油漆ing are very therapeutic types of sensory work as students smooth out rough surfaces.

学生为纯天然山羊奶皂准备肥皂

制皂:科德角天然植物

肥皂的制作需要混合纯天然物质, 免, 羊奶皂液, 倒入模具中, 由学生选出, extracting it from said molds when dry 和 then wrapping each individual soap for sale. 在体验创造力的同时学习耐心, soap making gains popularity over the holidays when staff 和 community-minded businesses purchase a variety of soaps for gifts.

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节日装饰品

For the holidays Latham students prepare by creating ornaments which emphasize their creative license. Whether an ornament spelling out a favorite phrase in Scrabble letters or a bulb filled with holiday goodies, 博天堂官方入口工作 节日装饰品 are always crowd pleasers at the Latham Centers’ Annual Winter Craft Sale.

学生们在博天堂官方入口的职业教室编织垫子

绳垫和过山车

Students take long lengths of rope 和 weave them into intricate patterns; creating placemats, 地垫和杯垫. Using templates to start, students enhance fine motor skills, while engaging in creative design. These projects involve patience 和 mastery, 和 are one of the newest vocational works programs.

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其他

清洁, 邮件分类, 文书工作也是新出现的, 和 often paid vocational opportunities in the 博天堂官方入口工作 program which allow for increased chances to improve social 和 fine motor skills. 在校外, students learn clerical work 和 other job skills at community-minded businesses such as the Orleans Bowling Center, 罗杰斯和格雷保险公司.

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社区志愿服务

Latham Centers’ mission-centric volunteer program allows students to offer their skills at a variety of places ranging from animal care facilities to local churches 和 elder care facilities. Our residents continually give back to our community at locations such as Brewster Ladies’ Library, Housing Assistance Corporation 和 local churches including First Parish Brewster Unitarian Universalist Church.

另外, Latham students take pride in volunteering at animal care facilities such as the Animal Rescue League of Brewster, 翡翠空心农场, MSPCA动物收容所, 森特维尔新英格兰遗弃动物协会和开普野生动物中心. 动物护理可以让学生学习生活技能, 让他们在工作中占有优势, 同时获得治疗益处.

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为了支持博天堂官方入口的博天堂官方入口工程计划:

Throughout the year, 博天堂官方入口工作 Job Coaches accept orders for soap, 木工, 和 crafts. 欲了解更多有关学生创作的信息,并提交特别订单, 请与副校长联络, 梅根·Pouliot, at mpouliot@ghungurimpex.com.

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