TherapyShare: Augmentative and Alternative Communication and Hippotherapy

It was my absolute pleasure to write an article on AAC for the American Hippotherapy Association’s publication HIPPOTHERAPY. As a licensed speech language pathologist (SLP), I incorporate hippotherapy into my patient’s treatment plans if and when it is appropriate to help them meet their therapy goals. According to the American Hippotherapy Association, the term hippotherapy refers to how occupational therapy,…

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Top 10 Hippotherapy Myths and Misconceptions

For some, the term “hippotherapy” can be confusing.  When people first hear about hippotherapy, some common questions are: “Is that some kind of therapy for hippos?”,  “Do hippotherapists provide it?”, “Is this some kind of ‘miracle cure’?”,  “Is that an alternative therapy?”, “Isn’t that experimental?” The answer is “No!” to all of these questions. Hippotherapy is not a magical or…

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