August 22, 2016
Verizon FiOS1- Long Island was out at Pal-O-Mine Equestrian to cover some of the exciting things happening there, including the Speech Language Pathology in Motion C.A.M.P. Program!
This week long speech and language enrichment program has a "camp like" feel, and encourages children to Communicate, Articulate, Make friends and Play through interactions with peers, animals, and a number of exciting activities including horseback riding, swimming, arts & crafts, playground, language games, and group lunch. Each participant worked on specific speech and language goals throughout the week. Each activity was led by a fully licensed speech language pathologist.
In addition, the program served as a learning experience for future speech language pathologists. All of our group leaders, group support staff and 1:1 aides are currently studying speech language pathology!
Coverage can be viewed here:
Tina M. Rocco received a second Award for Continuing Education (ACE) from the Continuing Education Board of The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in recognition of her exceptional commitment to continuing professional eduction and for earning 7.0 CEU's (70 hours) in courses offered by ASHA approved CE providers in a 36 month period. Awarded in October 2015. She previously received this award in 2012.
March 1, 2016
Growing up around horses, Tina Rocco, M.A. CCC-SLP, HPCS knew that one day she would love to incorporate the majestic creatures into her career. While studying speech language pathology at Long Island University, she discovered the perfect way to work with two of her favorite subjects: children and horses.
In 2011, Rocco started her private practice, Speech Language Pathology in Motion. In her practice, equine movement, also called hippotherapy, and animal-assisted speech therapy are treatment strategies that are incorporated into patients’ treatment plans when appropriate. Rocco decided to incorporate hippotherapy and animal-assisted speech therapy as treatment approaches because children interact differently with animals and have a unique reaction to them. Children develop a nonverbal connection with animals and are less hesitant around them which can be crucial for children with speech and language difficulties.
“There is a special connection between my clients and the therapy animals,” said Rocco.
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Speech Language Pathology in Motion contracts with Pal-O-Mine Equestrian in Islandia, New York and works with six of the facility’s therapy...
Tina M. Rocco, M.A. CCC-SLP, HPCS appeared in the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association publication "The ASHA Leader" in acknowledgement of her recent appointment to the American Hippotherapy Association board of directors.
ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 182,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students. Audiologists specialize in preventing and assessing hearing and balance disorders as well as providing audiologic treatment, including hearing aids. Speech-language pathologists identify, assess, and treat speech and language problems, including swallowing disorders.
March 9, 2013
We are so excited that one of our favorite therapy horses at Speech Language Pathology in Motion, Gigi, was a finalist for the AHA Inc, Horse of the Year Award.
Gigi, which is short for Golden Girl, is owned by Pal-O-Mine Equestrian, in Islandia NY. She is an absolute pleasure to work with for speech therapy sessions incorporating hippotherapy.
Gigi provides excellent movement at both the walk and the trot and has a nice wide base of support for patients who have difficulty with balance. She is very adjustable making it easy to increase or decrease her gaits as needed for each patient. She is a beautiful horse with a great long mane that all of the clients love touching.
Gigi enjoys her work. She is able to work with a wide variety of patients. She is not only tolerant of, but actually enjoys playing a variety of games and activities with the patients. She allows us to dress her up, which always gets the patients talking and engaged. Her short stature allows for us to combine hippotherapy with PROMPT therapy to help patients improve speech intelligibility, and her playful personality provides many opportunities for language activities and social interactions.
It is a privilege to work with Gigi each and every session. Click here to view Gigi's nomination video!
Thank you to all of the patients, side walkers, horse handlers and therapists who agreed to be in the video!
May 1st, 2012
Tina M. Rocco, licensed speech language pathologist at Pal-O-Mine Equestrian and owner of Speech Language Pathology in Motion, both in Islandia, has become a Board Certified Hippotherapy Clinical Specialist (HPCS). This type of therapy uses the motion of a horse to help treat those with cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, brain injuries and other conditions. There are only 77 HPCSs in the US and only five of them, besides Rocco, are also speech language pathologists.
Tina M. Rocco received an Award for Continuing Education (ACE) from the Continuing Education Board of The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in recognition of exceptional commitment to continuing professional eduction and for earning 7.0 CEU's (70 hours) in courses offered by ASHA approved CE providers in a 36 month period. Awarded in May 2012.
A listing of ACE recipients for January-June 2012 can be found here.
October 2, 2011
The American Hippotherapy Certification Board of the American Hippotherapy Association, Inc is pleased to announce that Tina M. Rocco, a New York State licensed speech language pathologist, has successfully passed the examination for certification as a Hippotherapy Clinical Specialist®.
This achievement represents a high level of knowledge and extensive experience in the practice of hippotherapy and Ms. Rocco joins an elite group of only 77 practitioners (Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists and Speech Language Pathologists) nationwide who have a become board certified Hippotherapy Clinical Specialists. At this time there are only 6 Speech Language Pathologists in the country who have acheived this status.
To read the full press release from the American Hippotherapy Certification Board click here.
A list of practitioners who have obtained this certification can be found here: http://www.americanhippotherapyassociation.org/education/aha-credentials-hpcs/
July 8th, 2011
Speech Language Pathology in Motion and Tina Rocco were featured on Animal Sense with Keri Davis and Frank Ferrante on Blog Talk Radio on July 8th, 2011. Tina spoke about the benefits of speech therapy incorporating hippotherapy. To listen click the link below.
Keri Davis and Frank Ferrante will be speaking with TINA ROCCO, owner and treating therapist at Speech Language Pathology in Motion, PLLC, a private practice which offers speech therapy incorporating clinic based therapy, Equine assisted therapy, Hippotherapy, and Prompt therapy.
Tina has experience working in the Equine assisted activities and therapies field for seventeen years. She has a masters degree in speech language pathology from Long Island University CW Post. Tina holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association, and a New York State license in speech language pathology. Tina is a level II therapist with the American Hippotherapy Association, is a PROMPT trained therapist.
This is going to be an exciting and informative show discussing Speech and language Development. Why horses are used as an important part of this therapy. Movement can be used to improve sensory intergration and head , neck, and trunk control. Improvements in organization and regulation of sensory systems creates improved attentional skills and allows the patient to be organized for learning and working on speech therapy goals.
Keri davis has trained through the Institute of Integrated Sciences, in the HUNA™ program (Humans Understanding Nature and Animals) which is based on the philosophy that all life is connected and cannot be separated. She has also been mentored by some of the world’s leading figures in animal consciousness and a variety of energy healing modalities such as Body Talk, Colour Therapy, Meridian System, Iridology and more.
April 1, 2011
Speech Language Pathology in Motion Began taking patients on April 1st, 2011. Speech Language Pathology in Motion, PLLC is the first private practice of it's kind to open on Long Island.
Speech Language Pathology in Motion is a private practice located on a beautiful 8-acre facility in Islandia, NY on the property of Pal-O-Mine Equestrian. The practice offers a combination of clinic based intervention strategies, Hippotherapy (movement of the horse), Equine Assisted Therapy (speech provided within the horse and farm environment) and PROMPT Therapy to improve speech and language abilities.
Speech Language Pathology in Motion provides a variety of intervention services for all ages including treatment for:
* Receptive language delays and deficits
* Expressive language delays and deficits
* Pragmatic language delays and disorders
* Articulation delays and disorders
* Phonology delays and disorders
* Stuttering/Fluency Disorders
* Oral motor delays
* Vocal misuse and abuse
* Auditory processing disorders
* Oral/verbal apraxia of speech
Speech Language Pathology in Motion is dedicated to improving the communication abilities and the lives of our patients and is committed to providing patients and their families with the highest quality Speech-Language Pathology services in a motivating, enriching and therapeutic environment.
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