Exploring Use of Hippotherapy as a Treatment Tool

Written by: Ruth Dismuke-Blakely, Neita Miller and Tina Rocco *This article originally appeared on the ASHA Leader Live on 12/11/19. To view the full ASHA Leader Live article click here. Hippotherapy (hippo is Greek for horse) continues to gain recognition in our profession, but several misconceptions exist about this approach used by speech-language pathologists and other clinicians. Hippotherapy is a…

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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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Speech Language Pathology in Motion is a Speech Therapy private practice located in Islandia, NY which incorporates sensory based activities and gross motor activities including DIRFloortime, Animal Assisted Therapy, Hippotherapy and PROMPT Therapy into our speech therapy sessions to optimize results and help our patients meet their speech and language goals.  To learn more visit www.speechinmotion.com Tina M. Rocco, M.A.…

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