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CDTC Curacao Dolphin Therapy& Research Center

Bapor Kibra z/n, Willemstad
Telephone +599 9 4619886
Fax +599 9 4619889

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REHACARE 2019 hall map (Hall 6): stand A17

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REHACARE 2019 fairground map: Hall 6

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  • 11  Physical training, physiotherapy and occupational therapy
  • 11.22  Animal supported therapies

Our products

Product category: Animal supported therapies

Our Therapy Explained

What is Dolphin Assisted Therapy Exactly?

CDTC offers an individualized two-week therapy program where personal interaction with dolphins sits at the core of the treatment. The patient is given the opportunity to interact with these highly trained dolphins while integrating customized therapy programs with specialists that are all leaders in their field. The program is designed for the treatment of patients, from 3 years and older, with wide range of special needs including Autism, ADHD and Cerebral Palsy, as well as people with physical and psychological conditions like Cancer, Depression and PTSD.

The dolphin therapy program is intended to work as a supplemental program alongside the patient’s traditional therapy received regularly at home. We recognize the crucial role that their families play in the process of rehabilitation. All become closely involved in the education and activities of the program and can observe their loved one's transformation right before their eyes. The program is provided in four languages: English, Dutch, German and Spanish.

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Product category: Animal supported therapies

Introductory Therapy Session

Not sure if the Dolphin Assisted Therapy Program is the right fit? Sign up for a 1-day introductory session to get acquainted with our dolphin assisted therapy. This introductory session is available exclusively for people with special needs or psychological conditions.

Before the day of the session, we will have a brief intake to establish the approach.
On the day, you will participate in a full regular session:

Half hour of conventional therapy in a private therapy roo.
One hour of therapy assisted by the dolphin on the platform and in the water
Half hour training of daily living skills such as showering, changing, organizing
Session evaluation
During the evaluation, the person, parents or legal guardians will be informed about the session. How did it go? What conclusions can we draw? What are the possible benefits of a full program of dolphin assisted therapy at CDTC in the future?

Please contact us for availability!

Cost: US$ 380
This opportunity is available only once per interested individual
Individuals, parents or legal guardians must sign the required permission forms

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Product category: Animal supported therapies

Multidisciplinary Approach

The team of certified therapists at CDTC are all highly qualified within their fields of study and bring to the table a wealth of experience and cutting-edge expertise. In addition, they are all certified in dolphin-assisted therapy. Our team of therapists consist of: physical-, speech-, behavioral-, occupational therapists and psychologists.

In order to maintain the highest standards in dolphin-assisted therapy, all of our therapists at CDTC regularly participate in international training sessions to remain at the forefront in the field of rehabilitation therapy.

Some of the specific trainings which our therapists have successfully completed in the last few years are as follows:

CST (Cranio Sacral Therapy)
Castillo Morales Therapy
Psychomotor Therapy
Sensory Integration Therapy
Brucker Biofeedback Method
Behavior Modification
Manual Therapy
Prof. Papoušek: Parents- Newborn- and Children Therapy
IntraActPlus -Videosupported Interaction
Yogatherapy/Wata Flow

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About us

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Our concept facilitates a difference in people’s lives. Special-needs children and adults improve their physical, verbal and social skills and gain a heightened level of self-confidence. People suffering from trauma recover, and those experiencing a burnout relax and regroup. This is not a miracle, but the result of a tailor-made treatment program provided by a professional and multidisciplinary team of therapists and specially selected dolphins in a natural environment.