articulation             comprehension            fluency aphasia                  voice                         pragmatics                    word retrieval               dysarthria                swallowing                    executive functions     
apraxia                     language formulation

Speech-Language Therapy

Speech and language do not operate in isolation - they are influenced by what is happening within and around the client.  With the use of the horse, the entire human physiology receives input simultaneously. The therapist incorporates traditional remediation techniques with the horse's movement to address specific deficits in the following areas:

Meredith S. Bazaar, CCC-SLP, HPCS joined Starlight Farm in 2000.  She is a New Jersey and New York licensed speech-language pathologist, and a board certified hippotherapy clinical specialist. She is the Past President of the American Hippotherapy Association, Inc. Meredith received a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Hearing from The George Washington University and a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from Northwestern University. Prior to starting her own practice Meredith provided speech language services in the Montefiore Medical Center CCU, ICU, NICU and rehabilitation departments and managed a day program for adults with traumatic brain injuries at United Cerebral Palsy Association of New York State. Meredith regularly presents at professional conferences, conducts training seminars for parents and community groups and supervises graduate student interns. She is trained in PROMPT I and II, Kaufman Speech Praxis Treatment and Beckman Oral-Motor assessment and intervention.

Speech and Language
Meredith S. Bazaar, CCC-SLP, HPCS