Janice McDaniel - Director Equine Therapy Program

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Janice McDaniel - Director Equine Therapy Program

My horses and I have had the privilege of working with the students and staff of Tyler I.S.D. for the past 14 years.  We provide Therapeutic Riding for students with disabilities, Equine Assisted Learning Sessions for student groups from all campuses; as well as, Equine Assisted Activites for Professional Staff Development.  

The students who participate in the Therapeutic Riding Program see improvement in Physical, Cognitive and Behavior/Psychological interactions.  While students who participate in Equined Assisted Activities consistently show improvment in academics, citizenship and leadership skills.  During Professional Staff Development, participants experience one on one interaction with the horses as they troubleshoot department goals, develope team strategies, as well as, identifing challenges and obstacles to attaining their goals.