Category Archives: Speech and Language Therapy

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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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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Valentine’s Day Speech and Language Home Practice Ideas

Every February 14,  men, women and children across the United States and around the world, exchange valentines, candy, flowers and gifts all in the name of St. Valentine as an expression of friendship and love.  The holiday is often decorated … Continue reading

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Hippotherapy as a Speech Therapy Treatment Strategy for Pragmatic Language Deficits

Hippotherapy can be used to address a wide variety of speech and language goals (see my blog on Hippotherapy as a Speech Therapy Treatment Strategy).  Virtually any goal that a Speech Therapist works on in a clinic setting can also … Continue reading

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Hippotherapy as a Speech Therapy Treatment Strategy for Oral Motor, Swallowing and Feeding Difficulties

Hippotherapy can be used to address a wide variety of speech and language goals (see my blog on Hippotherapy as a Speech Therapy Treatment Strategy).  Virtually any goal that a Speech Therapist works on in a clinic setting can also … Continue reading

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Groundhog’s Day Speech and Language Activities

Each year, on February 2nd, people in the United States and Canada celebrate Groundhog’s day.  According to folklore, if it is cloudy when the groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, it will leave the burrow, signifying that winter-like … Continue reading

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