Meet the Hippotherapy Team: Part 1 – Introduction

According to the American Hippotherapy Association, “The term hippotherapy refers to how occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech-language pathology professionals use evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning in the purposeful manipulation of equine movement as a therapy tool to engage sensory, neuromotor and cognitive systems to promote functional outcomes.  Best practice dictates that occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech-language pathology professionals integrate…

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Hippotherapy as a Speech Therapy Treatment Strategy for Pragmatic Language Deficits

Hippotherapy can be included in a speech therapy session to engage sensory, neuromotor and cognitive systems while addressing a wide variety of speech and language goals (see my blog on Hippotherapy as a Speech Therapy Treatment Strategy).  Here are a few ways how a therapist may include hippotherapy as a treatment tool in a speech session while addressing Pragmatic language…

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