The Therapist's Saddle Bag:
Treatment activities and themes for OTs, PTs, and SLPs, including when equine movement is incorporated
By: Amy Oettle, OTR/L, Erin Vaillancourt, PT, DPT, HPCS, Sarah Moore, OTS
We have created an eBook for Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, and Speech Language Pathologists to use during their treatment sessions. This eBook contains 55 weeks of themed activities. Each week has two pages of activities: one page of activities that can be performed on a horse, and one page of activities that can be performed in a more traditional setting.
Every page includes:
- a list of activities
- the materials needed to complete the activities
- links to some of our favorite materials (the materials that are underlined within the eBook have links to where you can find them)
- relevant pictures
Some weeks include additional worksheets and activity cards that can be printed.
Although this eBook was created for therapists who use horses as a treatment tool in a hippotherapy practice, this book can also be useful for any therapist, no matter what their setting.
Please scroll to the bottom of this page to see a sample week.
Themes Included in Each Month:
January: Snow Part 1, Snow Part 2, Arctic, Winter Olympics, Lemons
February: Valentine’s Day Part 1, Valentine’s Day Part 2, American Ninja Warrior, Dinosaurs, Oranges
March: Pi Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Rainbow, Farm Animals
April: Spring Part 1, Spring Part 2, Bugs, Frogs
May: Kentucky Derby, Mother’s Day, Rubber Ducks, Memorial Day
June: Fishing, Father’s Day, Camping, Travel the World, Wheat
July: 4th of July, Corn, Cars, Summer Olympics, Ocean
August: Sharks, Beach, Octopus, Carnival, Back to School
September: Grocery Shopping, Safari, Human Body, Apples
October: Fall, Spiders, Pumpkins, Halloween
November: Pirates, Superheroes, Turkeys, Thanksgiving
December: Snowman, Reindeer, Santa, 12 Days of Christmas, New Years
Extras: Activities that don’t fit into themes, extra theme ideas, extra swing activities, Space, Ice Cream, Birthday, Potato.
This eBook may be purchased below in full (all 12 months + extra activities/themes), or in smaller increments (1 month at a time). The links will take you to Etsy, where you can purchase the eBook.
We would love to hear any feedback or questions that you may have. Please contact us at email@example.com with any comments or questions.
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