Horse Assisted Therapy

Equine assisted therapy 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 to engage sensory, neuromotor, language and cognitive systems to achieve functional outcomes. Equine assisted therapy can be part of a patient’s integrated plan of care!

Equine assisted therapy is commonly used by a Speech Language Pathologist to address:

  • *Neuromotor Function

  • *Sensorimotor Integration

  • *Receptive language delays and deficit

  • *Expressive language delays and deficits

  • *Pragmatic language delays

  • *Articulation delays and disorder

  • *Phonology delays and disorders

  • *Stuttering/Fluency Disorder

  • *Oral motor delays

  • *Voice (breath support, volume, vocal abuse and misuse)

  • *Auditory processing disorders

  • *Dysarthria – Oral/verbal apraxia of speech

  • *Swallowing/Feeding difficulty

  • *Autism

For more information please visit American Hippo Therapy Associations or call our main office line (970) 682-3743