Horse Assisted Therapy

    What is Hippotherapy-

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 to engage sensory, neuromotor, language and cognitive systems to achieve functional outcomes. Hippotherapy is part of a patient’s integrated plan of care!

Hippotherapy 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