We apologize for any inconvenience, however, at this time Kids & Horses is not able to offer Speech Therapy. We will update you when this changes. We do still have many other great services such as: Adaptive Riding, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Memory Loss Workshops and more. If you have any questions, please call our main office at 775-267-1775.
According to the American Hippotherapy Association (AHA), “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, and cognitive systems to achieve functional outcomes. In conjunction with the affordances of the equine environment and other treatmstrategies, hippotherapy is part of a patient’s integrated plan of care.” The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) accept and endorse hippotherapy as a treatment strategy. A list of research studies on the effectiveness of hippotherapy as a treatment tool for physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech-language pathology can be found here.