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Jerusalem Center for Blind Children with Multiple Disabilities

Music and Pet Therapies

Music Therapy: Music is a non-verbal form of communication and has proven to be a particularly effective mode of therapy for our children. Music therapy brings out the “song” in children while providing participants with an opportunity to experience being heard, understood, and accepted. Keren Or therapists also use music based “conversations” to stimulate group interaction and a variety of instruments to improve physical control. The multisensory opportunities involved help students develop self-mastery and emotional communication.

Pet Therapy: Interaction with animals gives students an opportunity to overcome fears, while improving emotional awareness, responsibility, and self-confidence. It also provides opportunities for non-verbal communication, multi-sensory stimulation, pleasure and building loving relationships.