Author Archives: Tina M. Rocco, M.A. CCC-SLP, HPCS

About Tina M. Rocco, M.A. CCC-SLP, HPCS

Tina M. Rocco, M.A. CCC-SLP, HPCS is a Licensed Speech Language Pathologist in New York, Vermont and Arkansas. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competency (CCC) from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association and is a board certified Hippotherapy Clinical Specialist (HPCS). She trained in PROMPT, DIRFloortime, The SOS Approach to feeding, Hippotherapy, Animal Assisted Therapy, LAMP and TEACCH. In addition, Ms. Rocco has experience providing speech and language therapy using teletherapy. Ms. Rocco is the owner of Speech Language Pathology in Motion, Located on Long Island, in Islandia and Hauppauge NY. To learn more about her practice, visit www.speechinmotion.com and become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Speechinmotion

Meet the Hippotherapy Team: Part 3 – The Horse

This is part 3 of a 5 part series about the hippotherapy team.  In Part 1 we learned that there are many people involved in making hippotherapy sessions possible, and that each member of the hippotherapy team plays an important … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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6 Back to School Speech Therapy Tips for Parents

Summer is coming to an end, and a new school year is right around the corner!  To help your child start the year off right try using these tips: Prepare: As your child gets ready to head back to school … Continue reading

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Creating Language Opportunities in Hippotherapy – Spring Theme

Hippotherapy is a wonderful speech and language treatment strategy.  Our spring themed speech and language activities were a lot of fun.  Most of the children did this activity for 2 sessions or more.  All of the kids had a great … Continue reading

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Choosing a Therapist for Hippotherapy

When seeking a therapist to provide hippotherapy consider the following: Do I want to work with an Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, or a Speech Language Pathologist? The type of the therapist that you choose to work with should depend on … Continue reading

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

This blog post is following a day of fun and exciting hippotherapy sessions.  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 … Continue reading

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Meet the Hippotherapy Team: Part 2 – The Therapist

This is part 2 of a 5 part series about the hippotherapy team.  In Part 1 we learned that there are many people involved in making physical therapy, occupational therapy or speech therapy sessions incorporating equine movement (hippotherapy) possible, and … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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