This is an introduction to the use of hippotherapy, or equine movement, as a treatment tool for speech-language pathologists. This course will discuss the theory and principles of hippotherapy, impairments for which hippotherapy is indicated and contraindicated, examples of hippotherapy as an effective and efficient treatment tool, and the research base supporting hippotherapy.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the use of hippotherapy as a treatment tool.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain the benefits of integrating the tool of hippotherapy within a speech and language treatment session for functional gains.
- After this course, participants will be able to list training and certification requirements necessary for speech-language pathology professionals to utilize the tool of hippotherapy.
|15-25 Minutes||Theory and principles|
|50-55 Minutes||Practitioner Qualifications|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Meredith Bazaar, MA, CCC-SLP
Meredith S. Bazaar is a NJ and NY licensed speech-language pathologist and lifetime equestrienne. She is a Past President of the American Hippotherapy Association, Inc. (AHA). Meredith is a board-certified Hippotherapy Clinical Specialist, serves on the American Hippotherapy Certification Board, coordinating faculty for AHA, a PATH Intl. Certified Riding Instructor, and founder of MSB Therapy, LLC, which provides speech and language evaluation and treatment to adults and children in a variety of settings. She has presented at international conferences, guest lectured at universities and colleges, conducted training seminars, and supervised graduate students. Meredith was the 2010 recipient of the AHA, Inc. President's Award and is a registered member of AHA, AHCB, PATH, ASHA, NJSHA, and NYSHA. She received a Bachelor of Arts from The George Washington University and a Master of Arts in speech and language pathology from Northwestern University.
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