This spring, Cohen wrote to Garfield Park Academy to express his gratitude for the support and intervention he received when he was a student there. “The school turned me around. They changed the expectations I have for myself,” he said.
Thanks to generous private donations, GPA’s Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) program has moved onto the School’s Willingboro campus. A new 8,000 square foot paddock is now in place on a grassy field behind the school, allowing the therapy horses to come directly to the campus.
When most people hear the word "biofeedback," the last thing they think of is elementary and high school classrooms. But if you ask students at Garfield Park Academy in Willingboro, NJ, they'll tell you about it as matter-of-factly as if it were today's math homework. Biofeedback is nothing new at the School; they’ve been using it there for nearly fifteen years in their clinical work with students.