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Speech Therapy With Horses

Kids in Balance utilizes the unique bond between children, horses, and speech therapy to create transformative experiences. By combining the benefits of equine-assisted activities with speech therapy techniques, Kids in Balance offers a holistic approach that promotes communication skills, confidence, and emotional well-being

Harnessing the Power of Horses:

We are aware of the extraordinary bond between children and horses. Children work with horses in a variety of ways during speech therapy sessions, including grooming and riding. Speech therapy works best in environments where children can relax, open up, and develop trust thanks to the horse's rhythmic movement and nonjudgmental presence.

Individualized Approach:

We understand that each child has unique speech therapy needs. Therefore, a highly skilled speech-language pathologist creates individualized treatment plans tailored to the specific goals and challenges of each child. By incorporating equine-assisted activities into the therapy sessions, we enhance engagement, motivation, and progress, making speech therapy an enjoyable and effective experience.

Inclusive Environment:

Children and their families should feel supported and respected in the community that Kids in Balance works to build. Recognizing the value of a team-based approach, the organization works to promote a sense of community and recognize the riders' accomplishments, events like horse exhibitions and educational sessions are planned.

Therapeutic Benefits:

The interaction with horses during speech therapy sessions at Kids in Balance provides numerous therapeutic benefits. The movement of the horse stimulates the sensory system, improving focus, attention, and sensory integration. The rhythmic motion also promotes speech and language development, as children naturally adjust their breathing patterns and learn to regulate their vocalizations while communicating with the horse.

Empowering Children:

Through our innovative approach, we help children to overcome communication difficulties and gain confidence in their abilities. As children develop a connection with their therapy horses, they also develop self-esteem, social skills, and a sense of accomplishment. The progress made in speech therapy extends beyond the therapy sessions, positively impacting children's overall communication skills and their interactions with others.

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