Duration: 5 day (aprox. 6h per day)
Qualification for: 2* Star Horse Boy Method Practitioner
- Anybody that has taken HBM2 and wants to offer multi family Playdates at their facility
- Completed Horse Boy Method 2
- Age 16 and older; neuro-typical only (for young adults on the spectrum check with your trainer regarding participation)
What will be covered in Horse Boy Method 3?
In this 5 day course you will hone your observation skills and learn how to create kinetic learning activities that are specific to a child’s interest and passions. You will also learn how to create long and short term goals for a child, in collaboration with their parents, and design strategies to achieve these goals. In addition you will learn everything you need to know to be able to run playdates safely and successfully. Topics that will be covered in-depth include finding the right volunteers, creating your own tribe, managing parental expectations, orientations and cancellation policies and financials. Horse Boy Method 3 involves the opportunity to work directly with children on the autism spectrum under the supervision of a Horse Boy Method expert. This is the course that will really familiarize you with the full range of Horse Boy Method's potential for building neuro-plasticity.
This workshop is a super practical mixture of theory, exercises and direct experience working with children. You will start at 9am and finish no later than 3pm on the first day and after that times will be confirmed on a daily. A light lunch will be provided. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know well in advance so we can cater to your needs.
Day 1: Activity Planning
On day one you will be given information about the kids you will be working with over the next two days including their likes, dislikes, goals and current status. You will then, under supervision from a Horse Boy Learning expert, create games and activities for each of your assigned kids based around their interests. Day one will also include a tour of the kids zone and a shadowing tutorial.
Day 2: Mulit-Family Playdates
You will either participate in one or two playdates and at at least one of these playdates you will be working directly with a child on the autism spectrum. You will be responsible for setting up the game for this child, actively shadowing the child during the playdate and making detailed notes of your observations afterwards which will be used as part of an interactive discussion on day 4.
Day 3: Mulit-Family Playdates
You will either participate in one or two playdates and at at least one of these playdates you will be working directly with a child on the autism spectrum. You will be responsible for setting up the game for this child, actively shadowing the child during the playdate and making detailed notes of your observations afterwards which will be used as part of an interactive discussion on day 4
Day 4: De-briefing
Day 4 will begin with an interactive discussion about your experiences over the past two days. You will share your observations on what worked and what didn’t and help us come up with next steps. You will also be introduced to our kid’s logs and will be expected to fill them out for the kids that you worked with. In the afternoon we will move on to discussing the logistics of running playdates. This will be your opportunity to ask questions and talk in more depth about your own set up.
Day 5: Goals and IEP’s
Day 5 will begin with a video going over the basics of how to set up an environment that is conducive to learning. You will then learn how to create your Horse Boy Learning IEP containing both short and long term goals for one or more children that you work with. You will get a chance to discuss with the group these goals and brainstorm ideas on how to achieve them.
What to bring
- If you ride, please bring proper riding attire (boots, jeans or other riding pants, helmet, gloves etc)
- Please bring plenty of water to drink and something to snack on.
- Notebook and pen
Upcoming Horse Boy Method workshops
To find a Trainer near you for this workshop check out our Trainer listings. To find already scheduled workshops around the world visit our calendar.
Quickest and easiest way to get started are our online courses. Check the available ATHENA/Horse Boy Method online courses out here. We strongly suggest that you take Movement Method as well as ATHENA/Horse Boy Method to best serve your clients.