Expressive Language, Pragmatic Language and Social Skills, Receptive Language, Speech and Language Development, Speech and Language Therapy, Speech Language Pathology in Motion, Uncategorized

Communication Fun…From a Target Run!

Hello, everyone! Before I begin, I would like to personally thank Tina Rocco of The Speech in Motion Blog for the opportunity to guest blog.  I am so grateful for this opportunity to share about “communication fun” using inexpensive items such as those found at the Target Dollar Spot!   I don’t know about you…but I love finding inexpensive items…

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Speech and Language Therapy, Speech Language Pathology in Motion

5 Tips for Applying for Therapy Grants

At Speech Language Pathology in Motion, we believe that all children deserve access to high quality speech, language and feeding therapy, even when therapy is not covered by private health insurance.  Therapy grants are available to help with this.  We have found that most families who actively pursue funding, when a financial need is present, are able to find it. …

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Articulation and Phonology, Equine Assisted Therapy, Expressive Language, Feeding Skills, Hippotherapy, Pragmatic Language and Social Skills, Receptive Language, Speech and Language Development, Speech and Language Therapy, Speech Language Pathology in Motion, The Hippotherapy Team

Speech Language Pathology and Hippotherapy

Why might speech language pathology professionals use hippotherapy? Speech treatment may incorporate Hippotherapy into a client’s treatment plan for a variety of reasons.  According to the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat 5 main areas in children and adults. These areas are: Speech difficulties occur when a person is unable to…

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What is Hippotherapy?

According to the American Hippotherapy Association (AHA Inc.), “the term ‘hippotherapy’ refers to how occupational therapy (OT), physical therapy (PT), and speech-language pathology (SLP) professionals use evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning in the purposeful manipulation of equine movement to engage sensory, neuromotor, and cognitive systems to achieve functional outcomes. In conjunction with the affordances of the equine environment and other…

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Equine Assisted Therapy, Hippotherapy, Speech Language Pathology in Motion

What is the Difference Between Hippotherapy and Therapeutic Horseback Riding?

The positive benefits of interactions between horses and individuals with special needs have been recognized and researched for decades.  As a result. there are a variety of services and activities available for individuals with special needs incorporating horses.  Two of the most common are “therapeutic/adaptive horseback riding lessons” and “hippotherapy”.  Sometimes in the media, and even in the research, the…

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Articulation and Phonology, Equine Assisted Therapy, Expressive Language, Hippotherapy, Pragmatic Language and Social Skills, Speech and Language Development, Speech and Language Therapy

Our Favorite Fall Activities at Speech in Motion

Who doesn’t love Fall?  There are so many fun activities and toys that are Fall themed.  We wanted to share a few of our favorites that we have been using with our clients this Fall to help them work on speech and language skills in the clinic and at the farm! Apple and Pumpkin Picking Fun- We found these great…

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Equine Assisted Therapy, Hippotherapy, The Hippotherapy Team

Meet the Hippotherapy Team: Part 3 – The Horse

This is part 3 of a 5 part series about the hippotherapy team.  In Part 1 we learned that there are many people involved in making hippotherapy sessions possible, and that each member of the hippotherapy team plays an important role.  In Part 2 we learned that The therapist is the leader of the hippotherapy team and about the importance…

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Articulation and Phonology, Hippotherapy, PROMPT Therapy, Speech and Language Development, Speech and Language Therapy, Speech Language Pathology in Motion

Treatment of Motor Speech Disorders Using Hippotherapy and PROMPT

Motor speech disorders, such as Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS), can be difficult to treat and can be extremely frustrating for patients and their families.  Often, children and adults with motor speech disorders know what they want to say, but have difficulty saying sounds, syllables, and words to express their thoughts and feelings. In the case of CAS, this difficulty…

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Articulation and Phonology, Auditory Processing Disorders, Expressive Language, Feeding Skills, Home Practice Ideas for Speech and Language, Pragmatic Language and Social Skills, Receptive Language, Speech and Language Development

5 Super-Cool Speech and Language Activities to Get You Through a Hot Summer!

Hot weather can make it difficult to find things to do to keep children both busy and cool during the summer months.  Here are 5 activities that can be used to both entertain and cool off your little ones as well as help them practice speech and language skills.  These activities are so much fun that your little one won’t…

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Articulation and Phonology, Auditory Processing Disorders, Equine Assisted Therapy, Expressive Language, Hippotherapy, Oral Motor Skills, Pragmatic Language and Social Skills, PROMPT Therapy, Receptive Language, Speech and Language Development, Speech and Language Therapy, Speech Language Pathology in Motion

Why a Long Island Speech Therapist Incorporates Movement and Sensory Activities into Speech Therapy Sessions

Many complex processes contribute to a child’s ability to speak, including motor learning, motor planning, sensory processing and sensory integration.  The production of a single syllable requires the participation of 8-10 body parts and the coordinated action of 70 muscles. Because speech is a complex motor task involving so many different muscles and body parts, it is important the entire…

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