Four-year-old Simay Aygün, who has trouble both speaking and walking due to a lack of oxygen transferred to her brain during birth, has started walking after nine-days of dolphin therapy, Daily Sabah reported.
Three physiotherapists and three trainers work with three dolphins in the pool of a hotel. After the therapy sessions take place in the hotel pool with three dolphins, the little girl started walking.
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Simay's father stated that they tried many different forms of therapy all over Turkey but did not experience any response: "my daughter could hardly speak and walk. Her perception was 1.5 years behind that of her peers. As we were unable to see any results from other forms of therapy, we decided to give dolphin therapy a try. We started nine days ago and we have witnessed development. My daughter has started to both walk and talk. We will continue the therapy; I believe we will see a full recovery soon."