Parent Organization
McKenna Farms Therapy Services
  • Mission

    Our Mission is to provide innovative therapeutic programs and resources for children with special needs and their families.

  • imgEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    Jessica Moore

  • imgWEBSITE

    http://www.mckennafarms.org

  • imgEMAIL

    mbaker@mckennafarms.org

  • imgPHONE

    770-443-9672

  • imgLOCATION

    3044 Due West Road, Dallas, GA , 30157.

  • Organization Description

    McKenna Farms Therapy Services therapists work as a team to provide comprehensive interdisciplinary services to ensure your child’s optimal development. The way that a child moves, talks, learns, eats, and plays is just as important as when they accomplish each milestone.

  • Date of Last CCF Site Visit

    2/28/2019

  • Facebook Handle

    https://www.facebook.com/mckennafarmstherapy/

  • Instagram Handle

    https://www.instagram.com/mckennafarms/

  • CCIG Recipient

    Yes, 2017

  • Organization's Contact Person

    Merrill Baker

  • Organization's Contact Email

    mbaker@mckennafarms.org

Categories

  • Crisis Intervention and Mental Health
  • Special Needs
  • Disabled
  • Mentally/Emotionally Disabled
  • Children (5-14)

Additional Programs

PROGRAM 1
Horses Helping Heroes
View Program
PROGRAM 2
Therapeutic Riding
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Organization Detail McKenna Farms Therapy Services
Crisis Intervention and Mental Health Special Needs
  • Jessica Moore
  • www.mckennafarms.org
  • mbaker@mckennafarms.org
  • 770-443-9672
  • 3044 Due West Road, Dallas, GA , 30157.
PROGRAM 1
Therapy Services
McKenna Farms provides Physical, Occupational, and Speech Theray for children with special needs/disabilities. Our therapy is offered in multiple settings: clinical, aquatic, and with the use of our equine partners in hippotherapy.
Programs
PROGRAM 1
Therapeutic Riding
Therapeutic Riding is an exciting recreational therapy that combines the positive movement of the horse with a rider’s ability to take control. It is a highly sought after sport for riders with a disability that prevents them from having a natural walking gait, for on the horse you can’t tell which rider is the disabled one, we are all equal. However, Therapeutic Riding is also beneficial to many disabilities; cognitive, physical, sensory, or just self-esteem! McKenna Farms encourages riders towards independence. Most riders will learn to tack up their own horse as well as walk, trot and canter without the use of a leader or side walker. Each lesson plan is tailored to the individual rider and their set goals and objectives. McKenna Farms also has an equestrian team that competes in the Special Olympics Georgia State Horse Show each year.
PROGRAM 2
Horses Helping Heroes
Our Horses Helping Heroes program specifically addresses the rehabilitative needs of service men and women recovering from injuries sustained in the line of duty, such as traumatic brain injuries, amputation, anxiety, and PTSD. By learning the langauge of horses and how horses simplify the problem-solving process, veterans have the opportunity to learn the art of relationships, goal setting, creative thiking, and decision making. The specific objectives of the sessions vary based on each participant's individual needs. We have opportunities for individual and group lessons where veterans will learn and develop horsemanship and riding skills. Active and retired service members may also choose to be involved in caring for our therapy horses as volunteers.
PROGRAM 3
Therapeutic Riding
Therapeutic Riding is an exciting recreational therapy that combines the positive movement of the horse with a rider’s ability to take control. It is a highly sought after sport for riders with a disability that prevents them from having a natural walking gait, for on the horse you can’t tell which rider is the disabled one, we are all equal. However, Therapeutic Riding is also beneficial to many disabilities; cognitive, physical, sensory, or just self-esteem! McKenna Farms encourages riders towards independence. Most riders will learn to tack up their own horse as well as walk, trot and canter without the use of a leader or side walker. Each lesson plan is tailored to the individual rider and their set goals and objectives. McKenna Farms also has an equestrian team that competes in the Special Olympics Georgia State Horse Show each year.