The CDTC offers a special program for the siblings or children of the therapy patient. The relationship between these family members is often unique. The program is supervised by a coordinator and a therapy assistant. Children will be encouraged to talk openly about themselves and how it feels to be a sibling of someone with a disability. A variety of topics are covered and talked about with the use of workbooks, games, DVDs, etc to make it interesting. There is time to play, relax, swim, snorkel, kayak and in the sea aquarium they learn more about everything that lives in the ocean. Because we never want the siblings to feel left out, there is also a special "dock day" where siblings can watch their sister or brother’s therapy from the sidelines; they sit next to the dolphin trainer and see for themselves how much progress their sibling has made. To make their experience just as magical, there is also a "dolphin trainer session", where the siblings accompany a dolphin trainer and get to be the assistant for one session. In this way they learn about the life of a dolphin trainer.

* The times of the program depend on the number of siblings in the period.  It is possible that the times do not coincide with the therapy session of the patient.

* The program is available for siblings with ages from 5 to 16 years old.

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 ..


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.