The Dushynov family
For seven years, our son Anton, diagnosed with cerebral palsy, has been taking regular dolphin therapy courses.
The first courses were at Nemo Dolphinarium Donetsk, but today, it’s no longer possible because of war. Presently, we continue our dolphin therapy courses, with huge pleasure and desire, at Nemo Dolphinarium Berdiansk every summer.
We have already taken quite a few courses, and we can tell with great confidence that every course brings positive results contributing to our son’s development dynamics:
- in emotional sphere, we note that every dolphin therapy session excites a lot of positive emotions in our Antosha;
- in behavioral sphere, he shows activity, i.e. big conscious desire for dolphin therapy sessions. After every course, our child becomes more purposeful and diligent, his interest in playing increases, his actions become more confident, he responds to a contact with the instructor and animals, and listens to communication with him. When stroking a dolphin, he tries to unbend an arm and open up fingers at the instructor’s command;
- in communication sphere, his communication and speech skills continue to develop: he pronounces new sounds, his visual contact becomes steadier, and he shows desire for constant communication and attention.
After every session, Antosha is visibly relaxed, which indicates the lowering of muscle tone and decreasing hyperkineses, and displays satisfaction with therapy sessions. All that bears well upon his mood, appetite and sleep.
We are grateful to instructors and trainers of Nemo Dolphinarium Berdiansk for all their labors! Our thanks to Lidiya Rubtsova, the head of dolphin therapy section, and of course, to dolphins – our friends and helpers! We wish all of you strong health, and are eagerly waiting to see you again the next year! During the whole year, we often watch the photos and videos of our sessions and shows. We miss you very much, because we got used to your company over all these years. Thank you for being with us and for helping ill children!!!