autistic culture, Disability Culture, Recommended Therapies

Identity First and Person First Language of the Deaf and Autistic Communities

    It is no secret that I was born Deaf. Even though my parents shielded me from the Deaf community, I was very involved as a child. American Sign Language was banned from our home. A teacher and child taught me signs from when I was very young. I had to be careful not… Continue reading Identity First and Person First Language of the Deaf and Autistic Communities

Recommended Therapies

Recommended: Hippotherapy

Hippotherapy. What is it? It is the use of horseback riding as a therapeutic or rehabilitative treatment, especially as a means of improving coordination, balance, and strength. It uses occupational, speech and physical therapy activities while on horseback.   Hippotherapy is an evidence based practice and clinical reasoning in the purposeful manipulation of horse movement as a therapy tool… Continue reading Recommended: Hippotherapy