Although Ellie began receiving therapy at a year old, she was unable to understand or follow commands prior to joining us at BDF.
“For the first hippo session she rode Shorty and absolutely loved it. In the weeks to follow, she had hippo sessions and rode Shorty almost every time. Within a short period of time she started using her pointer finger to touch words on the iPad to communicate, and we started to notice she was able to follow some simple commands that she was previously unable to do. Even when she was asked to do something she didn’t want to do, during hippo sessions she didn’t react like she normally would by throwing a fit. Compared to her prior progress in a clinical setting, it has been amazing to see how far she has come in such a short amount of time through hippotherapy.”