During the 'family swim', which is an important part of our therapy-concept, the family members, caregivers have the unique opportunity to experience what the therapy patient experiences in the water with the dolphin. We feel that this is tremendously important, because the family members can experience for themselves how close the contact with the dolphin is and gain a clearer understanding of what the experience is like in the eyes of the patient.
Every effort will be made to conduct the dolphin swim with the same dolphin that participates in the patient’s therapy program. However, taking the well-being of our dolphins into consideration, we can offer this dolphin swim to a maximum of 3 people per dolphin.
A photographer will be present to capture all the magical memories.
Learn about our program
Application in Steps
List of diagnoses
Because of our wealth of expertise in so many facets of dolphin therapy, the CDTC offers therapy for an extensive list of special needs and psychological conditions.
We have listed some of the areas in which we can help ..
HOW TO APPLY
After having discussed the program with your regular doctor or therapist, and received his/her approval, you can easily apply for the dolphin assisted therapy program at CDTC. There are several steps in the application process. We will analyse the patient's unique condition and help you make decisions.
Over the years several foundations have been established to provide financial support to patients and their families who wish to participate in the Dolphin Assisted Therapy Program in Curaçao.
On this page you will learn about the different foundations that are active in various regions in The Netherlands, Germany & the USA.