Hippotherapy

 Cathy Lauderbaugh offers hippotherapy to support pediatric speech and language therapy goals, in Boulder County, Colorado. 

Some children may benefit from the movement of the horse during speech-language therapy sessions.

Who Benefits from Hippotherapy?  

Hippotherapy is a treatment strategy that uses equine movement to impact the child's system organization. The therapist uses the horse's movement to promote variations in the child's movement-- in order to provide natural prompts for speech and language. 

Hippotherapy can be an especially beneficial treatment strategy for the following areas: 

  • Breath Support for Speech Production
  • Speech Rate, Cadence/Rhythm, and Clarity
  • Attention and Task Completion as related to Speech, Language, and Cognitive Concepts 

The horse's movement also positively affects other areas which can impact speech and language:

  • Body Awareness (Proprioception) and Balance
  • Core Strength and Coordination (including Gross/Fine Motor Skills)
  • Range of Motion 
  • Sensory and Self-Regulation Skills

 Cathy Lauderbaugh uses hippotherapy to support speech and language therapy goals in Boulder County, Colorado.

Cathy uses hippotherapy as a fun and meaningful treatment strategy that supports the whole child during speech-language therapy.

The horse's movement is organizing and motivating for children as they improve their communication skills. Cathy's sessions serve therapy needs across a large range of ages; please Contact Cathy with specific questions.


Cathy also provides the option of speech-language therapy sessions in an equine-assisted environment. 

Therapy includes interactions with horses, but may not include equine movement as a treatment strategy.

 Cathy provides the option of speech-language therapy sessions in an equine-assisted environment, where therapy includes interactions with the horse, but may not include equine movement as a treatment strategy.

 Cathy Lauderbaugh uses hippotherapy to incorporate motivating speech therapy activities into her private speech therapy sessions in Boulder County Colorado.

 
 

Contact Cathy to learn more about speech-language therapy sessions using hippotherapy, or using an equine-assisted environment, in Boulder and lafayette.