Reece attended TSOC to build resilience, to develop confidence and self-esteem and the ability to regulate behaviour in a positive way and to develop coping mechanisms to manage difficult emotions with the aim of working towards improving engagement to enable him to attend school once again.
Reece was able to recognise the importance of communication when working with the horses and overtime has begun to talk with his horse, starting with one word and building towards sentences. He has now transferred this skill to communicating with others, recognising this will enable both horse and human to understand him.
During his sessions, Reece has developed strategies to enable him to voice out loud his emotions, thoughts and feelings with others and has gained the confidence to identify as a male.
Working with the horses and making decisions on behalf of the horses about their wellbeing has encouraged his ability to make decisions for himself.
Reece has developed strategies to deal with situations which would have previously been difficult to manage and he is now able to take on challenges he would have formerly never attempted.