ANIMAL ASISTED THERAPHY AT ECADEM
Special children were brought together with trained dogs at the Support Center for Disabled Children and their Families (EÇADEM), a joint project of Sarıyer Municipality and Koç University. In the training implemented by IMM Dog Trainer and Head of Tanısan Seversin Association, Gökçen Yücekaya, accompanied by psychologists and occupational therapists, the children were given instruction in being part of a team, respecting each other's order, and being able to maintain balance.
In the Support Center for Disabled Children and their Families (EÇADEM), special children come together with trained dogs to gain both physical and psychological benefits. It has been observed that with a few months of participation in an animal-assisted therapy program, children are more self-confident and active than before.
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