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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