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.
- 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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