Therapeutic Riding / Hippotherapy

Therapeutic riding is the use of equine activities for individuals with physical or developmental disabilities to improve muscle tone, motor development, balance, posture, coordination and overall emotional well-being. Riders can experience a sense of independence that they may not be able to experience anywhere else.herapeutic riding is the use of equine activities for individuals with physical or mental disabilities to improve muscle tone, motor development, balance, posture, coordination and overall emotional well-being. Riders can experience a sense of independence that they may not be able to experience anywhere else.

For a full list of therapeutic riding centers in Northern New England, go to: www.equinesite.com/therapyride.htm#New Hampshire

Back in the Saddle Equine Therapy Center 
332 College Hill Rd.
Hopkinton, NH 03229 
Telephone: (603) 746-4374 
www.bitsetc.us

The Carriage Barn Equestrian Center
PO Box 5 
E. Kingston, NH 03827 
Telephone:  603-378-0140
www.carriage-barn.com

Harmony Acres Therapeutic 
PO Box 464 
Concord, NH 03301 
Telephone: (603) 738-4996 
www.horseinharmony.org

High Horses Therapeutic Riding 
PO Box 681 
Norwich, VT 05055 
Telephone: 802-356-3386
Liz.claud@highhorses.org 
www.highhorses.org  

Miracles in Motion
118 Wyman Road
Keene, NH 03431
603-357-7282
www.mimnh.org

Riding Rides Up!
RT 103 E #402
Warner, NH 03278
Telephone: (603) 938-2211

Touchstone Farm
Horse Power, Inc.
13 Pony Farm Lane
Temple, NH 03084
Phone: (603) 654-3996
www.touchstone-farm.org

Upreach Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc.
153 Paige Hill Rd
Goffstown, NH 03045
Telephone: (603) 497-2343
www.upreachtrc.org

Wings and Hooves Therapeutic Riding, Inc.
8 Freeman Street
East Kingston, NH 03827
(603) 642-3722
www.wingsandhooves.org
Music Therapy

Music Therapy is an allied health profession in which music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, psychological, cognitive, and social needs of individuals. After assessing the strengths and needs of each client, the qualified music therapist provides the indicated treatment including creating, singing, moving to, and/or listening to music. Through musical involvement in the therapeutic context, the client's abilities are strengthened and transferred to other areas of his or her life. Music therapy also provides avenues for communication that can be helpful to those who find it difficult to express themselves in words.



Not every "therapy" needs to look like therapy!  In fact, many opportunities to teach social, leisure, and other life skills don't come packaged as therapy at all. For example, some teens with ASD attend improvisational theatre classes to improve fluency in speech.  Virtually any sport will help improve coordination and stamina.  Song may assist and motivate speech.

What does your town recreation department offer? What about the local dojo, middle school robotics team, or parish players? When parents approach programs asking "how can we make this work?" many coaches and directors are also willing to think 

Don't Let Therapy Box You In
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Art Therapy

The American Art Therapy Association defines art therapy as “a mental health profession that uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages. It is based on the belief that the creative process involved in artistic self-expression helps people to resolve conflicts and problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and self-awareness, and achieve insight.”

Art therapy is used with children, adolescents, adults, older adults, groups, and families to assess and treat mental health issues. Art therapists are masters level professionals who hold a degree in art therapy.

For more information: 
www.americanarttherapyassociation.org; or www.neata.weebly.com


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For more information about this field and how music therapists are credentialed, see:  The American Music Therapy Association, national office, www.musictherapy.org; and New England Region:  
www.musictherapynewengland.org

Berkshire Hills Music Academy
48 Woodbridge Street
South Hadley, MA 01075
Telephone: 413-534-9720
www.berkshirehills.org 

Manchester Community Music School
2291 Elm St.
Manchester, NH 03104
Telephone: (603) 644-4548
www.mcmusicschool.org

Ryan Judd, 
Music Therapist and Guitar Teacher
offering music therapy at several locations
16 Oak Street
Exeter, NH 03833
www.ryanjudd.net 
www.therhythmtree.com























To see a list of the more than 20 credentialed art therapists in New Hampshire, link here.
The Power of Music in One Girl's Life
from Night of too Many Stars, 2012
"outside of the box." This may mean involving a physical, occupational or behavior therapist for a time to help the instructors understand your child and how to include him or her successfully in the groups' activities.  Such efforts pay long-term dividends in creating an opportunity for peers to get to know your child as a friend who shares their enthusiasm for a skill or sport.


Contact

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