Acclaimed hippo/communication specialist , Meredith Bazaar, President of the America Hippo therapists Association, member of NARHA and ASHA and and speech therapist , CCC-SLP, HPCS will hold a long expected workshop for Friends of Autistic People, FAP, on Hippo therapy combined with speech/communication therapy on Saturday April 17th at 1 p.m. at Parish House, Christ Church, Greenwich CT.
Ms. Bazaar will explain how and for whom hippo therapy is used, how it incorporates a multidisciplinary approach into a treatment session, and how to use the “whole body” in speech and language treatment, and sensory integration techniques to facilitate communication.
Current research and case studies will be presented. Ms. Bazaar held a standing room only workshop at the well known yearly autism seminar in New York last year.
Meredith S. Bazaar is a lifetime equestrienne and the founder of MSB Therapy, which provides speech and language treatment and evaluation using the strategy of hippotherapy at Starlight Farm as well as in her office in Ringwood, New Jersey. She has been a speech-language pathologist at Montefiore Medical Center, as well as in a sub-acute care center and a private ear, nose, and throat practice. She has provided Early Intervention services and consulted for boards of education. Meredith also managed a day program for individuals with traumatic brain injury and provided residential care for United Cerebral Palsy of New York State. Meredith began riding horses at age 8 and began her competitive equestrian career at age 13.