What This Story Is About
Mikhail was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder when he was 8 years old. Pony Tales for Mikhail is the story of his experiences, difficulties and challenges due to his condition and how hippotherapy – treatment with the help of a horse – played a big part in his development & treatment.
With this book, we want to share the journey that Mikhail has been through and hope that it encourages other parents and children with special needs.
Pony Tales for Mikhail.
This is his story.
Mikhail’s parents, a paediatrician & horse-enthusiast couple, currently run Green Apple Hippotherapy, a centre that provides hippotherapy services to special needs children with a variety of special needs conditions.
Our Goals & How You Can Fuel Them
We’re trying to spread the word on the wonderful benefits of hippotherapy by sharing Mikhail’s personal journey dealing with his Autism condition. The goal is to have as many people aware that such a therapy exists in Malaysia. The funds you donate will go towards the printing & additional costs required to produce this book.
The estimated cost for 1 copy of Pony Tails for Mikhail is RM 15.
RM 15 gets you your very own copy of Pony Tales for Mikhail (not including delivery). Pledge more for more copies to giveaway to friends & family. The book is expected to be completed by March 2021.
Is It Worth Your Money? The Answer Is A Definite YES!
Help us fund this project and book your copy of Pony Tales for Mikhail now. It’s sure to be a great read!
If you have a special needs child, this book would resonate strongly with you and your child, maybe even mirroring some of your own experiences. If you don’t, that’s okay too. This story is one worth reading and sharing.
By supporting us, you help create awareness for an emerging medical therapy involving the use of horses as the treatment tool, to countless special needs children in Malaysia.
A Brief Introduction to Hippotherapy
Hippotherapy literally means ‘treatment with the help of a horse’. The word hippo in Greek language means ‘horse’. Hippotherapy is a medical treatment provided by a trained occupational, physical or speech therapist where the therapist uses the multi-dimensional movement of the horse to facilitate the achievement of therapeutic goals. These goals include improved balance, normalisation of muscle tone, improved vocalisation and communication skills, improved motor planning and many more.
Learn more at www.greenapple.com.my
Who is hippotherapy for?
Studies have shown hippotherapy is an effective treatment for children with the following conditions:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Down’s Syndrome
- Developmental Delay
- Cerebral Athropy
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Acquired Brain Injury
- Learning and Language Disabilities
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Sensory Processing Disorder