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

Creating Speech and Language Opportunities in Hippotherapy: St. Patrick’s Day Theme

This blog post is following a day of fun and exciting speech and language therapy sessions at the barn, incorporating hippotherapy.  The leprechauns were at the farm bright and early to create some fun speech and language activities for our patients on St. Patrick’s Day!  Boy did these activities get our clients talking! Creating a hunt for shamrocks and sensory…

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Articulation and Phonology, Expressive Language, Oral Motor Skills, Pragmatic Language and Social Skills, Receptive Language, Speech and Language Development

What is a Speech and Language Screening?

Speech and Language Screenings are a wonderful tool to determine if a child is developing within the “average” range when compared to other children his or her age.  Screening tests identify conditions that might need further assessment and are an important part of well-child health care. Often at a Speech and Language Screening the following abilities are assessed: Receptive Language…

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

Valentine’s Day Speech and Language Home Practice Ideas

Every February 14,  men, women and children across the United States and around the world, exchange valentines, candy, flowers and gifts all in the name of St. Valentine as an expression of friendship and love.  The holiday is often decorated with pink, red and purple hearts. We hope that you will enjoy these Valentine’s Day activities with a speech and…

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

Hippotherapy as a Speech Therapy Treatment Strategy

Speech and language development is not just about what occurs in the mouth.   Organization and integration of the sensory systems and core strength, trunk control and breath support are important parts of speech and language development.  The ability to register speech and language, attend to it, and process it is all related to these systems working. It is no coincidence…

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Articulation and Phonology, Expressive Language, Home Practice Ideas for Speech and Language, Oral Motor Skills, Pragmatic Language and Social Skills, Receptive Language, Speech and Language Development, Speech and Language Therapy, Speech Language Pathology in Motion

Fun Winter Speech & Language Activities for Kids to do at Home

Speech and Language home practice does not have to seem like a chore!  Try these free or almost free fun ideas for winter speech and language home practice.  Your kids will have so much fun that they won’t even realize that they are working on their speech and language goals! Build a Snowman:  You can help your child work on…

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