Link: Art and Riding Horses
An artist in Boulder, Colorado, set up a temporary studio at the stables of Rocky Mountain Riding Therapy (RMRT). After their therapeutic horseback riding or hippotherapy, students came to paint their riding experience.
Link: Music Therapy
Kim Bell, speech pathologist and founder of SPEECH PATHways has found that music therapy helps children develop speech and language skills, so she collaborated with Leister to bring his talents to children with autism and other developmental delays.
Link: Songs for Cancer
Cancer shouldn't keep kids from becoming the next pop star. For pediatric patients at the Texas Children's Cancer Center in Houston, treatment is the ticket to writing and recording a song at an on-site recording studio.
Link: Play Therapy
Lekotek intervention, a mandatory component to the social welfare system in Sweden and Norway, has 32 play and learning centers throughout the United States. Lekotek is a program founded in Sweden by parents of children with disabilities and is based on the child's inclusion into family and community life using play therapy.
Link: Riding Therapy
In-Stride With Therapeutic Riding Inc., a 2-year-old, nonprofit program operating at the West Pike Run Equestrian Center in Coal Center, helps children with special needs to gain confidence and develop abilities to focus, relax and accept change while learning to ride, said founder and Director Dana Flaherty, 34, of North Strabane.