"Chicken Therapy" Looks at the beneficial relationship between a group of chickens and the author's younger brother who is on the autistic spectrum. Physical activity is good for relaxation and reduces anxiety. The heavy lifting of bags packed with food or saw dust along with other jobs that are involved with caring for chickens can be good for sensory processing as well as contributing to help improve difficulties with Proprioception. The work aims to inform and celebrate the fact that the use of chickens can be therapeutic for those on the spectrum, as well as acknowledging that many types of people including those of old age, the disabled, sufferers of dementia and many more can benefit from owning chickens.
Charlotte Connerty • Jed Dunton • Ryan Egan • Laura Farrall • Sally Hornby • Will Kneeshaw • Lizzie Liddington • Lydia Meredith • Jeremy O'Connor • Ben Renshaw • Emily Tomasso • Laura Watkins • Anne Wyman •