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Dementia Adaptations for Therapeutic Riding

I’m attending the PATH Intl 2018 Virtual Conference this year and so far it’s quite good. They’re doing a nice job having topics that are applicable to a lot of the different roles in running a program. I really appreciate that they went out of their way to get presenters that are professionals/experts in their own field … Continue reading

Vision Therapy and Riding

After the last post about CVI, I received a submission of an article of another sort related to visual processing and therapeutic riding. This is a piece that Brittany Halstead of ReplayPolo wrote for PATH Intl.’s quarterly magazine STRIDES to be published in the spring, so you get a sneak peek! 🙂 She hopes it will … Continue reading

Language Delays Part 3 – The Importance of Play

Here are some MORE great tips and teaching techniques for working with riders with language delays! These come from the book “Play to Talk” by  James MacDonald Ph.D. & Pam Stoika Ph.D. Their perspective focuses on the social communication skills side of language development and using responsive communication strategies to engage the child. These posts summarize the basic and … Continue reading

Language Delays Part 2 – Responsive Communication

Here are some great tips and teaching techniques for working with riders with language delays! These come from the book “Play to Talk” by  James MacDonald Ph.D. & Pam Stoika Ph.D. Their perspective focuses on the social communication skills side of language development and using responsive communication strategies to engage the child. These posts summarize the basic and most … Continue reading

Language Delays Part 1 – The Stages of Communication

Recently I have been reading the book “Play to Talk” by  James MacDonald Ph.D. & Pam Stoika Ph.D. about working with children with language delays. It is so good and a great compliment to what I’ve learned and posted about Speech Disabilities in Therapeutic Riding and Communication Techniques for Low/Nonverbal Riders. Their perspective focuses on the social communication skills side of … Continue reading

Dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Seniors

I went to a nice seminar on Dementia at the local Community College yesterday to get some disabilities continuing education hours. This prompted me to condense all my notes on this topic. Hope it helps! Dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Seniors About Dementia Dementia is a disease or condition of the brain that causes global progressive deterioration … Continue reading

ADHD Tips

Here is a great article from ADDitudeMag.com called “ADHD Secrets Your Child’s Teacher Should Know” by Josh and Melinda Boring. To view it on the website, click here: Website Slideshow If you don’t like the click through a bunch of paragraphs slideshow version, click here for the full article (print) version – just close the print … Continue reading

Lesson Eval of a Rider with CP

I have a sweet rider who has CP that I wanted ideas for, so I asked my director to evaluate my lesson with them the other day. I want to share the results with you! Lesson Eval of a Rider with CP Lesson Plan Rider Diagonsis: CP, weak right side to the extend their back curves over to … Continue reading