Hippotherapy is a uniquely, exciting and effective intervention that involves using a horse as a tool to achieve therapeutic goals. Occupational therapists can use the emotional bond between rider and horse and graded sensory motor stimulation to promote engagement, sensory processing and functional skills.
Course created on January 26, 2017
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the differences between equine assisted therapies, therapeutic riding and hippotherapy.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify attributes that are required of a horse suitable for use in hippotherapy.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe why and how occupational therapists use the horse as a treatment tool to improve bilateral coordination, functional hand skills and sensory processing.
|30-60 Minutes||Sensory and motor skills|
|60-80 Minutes||Adaptations and activities that promote hand skills|
|80-95 Minutes||Sensory reinforcement|
|95-105 Minutes||Visual perceptual skills|
|105-115 Minutes||Functional skills|
|115-120 Minutes||Q and A, Summary|
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Barbara Smith, MS, OTR/L
Barbara A. Smith, M.S., OTR/L has worked for over 30 years in a variety of settings including public schools, special education collaboratives, early intervention programs, state institutions, community residences, adult day services and hippotherapy facilities. She is the author of The Recycling Occupational Therapist, From Rattles to Writing: A Parent’s Guide to Hand Skills and From Flapping to Function: A Parent’s Guide to Autism and Hand Skills. Barbara’s newest book explains the developmental challenges that impact fine-motor skills and the many creative, easy to implement and inexpensive strategies to help children learn. Naturally many activities are made from or adapted using recycled materials!
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