After receiving her Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from West Chester University, Rachel has been working as a Speech-Language Pathologist in the Berks and Chester County areas for almost 10 years. She has experience treating children ages birth-21 with a variety of delays and disorders including autism/PDD, apraxia, Down Syndrome, articulation disorders, oral motor disorders, feeding issues, cerebral palsy, developmental delays, and sensory processing disorders. She currently works as an SLP in early intervention treating children ages birth-3 in their homes.
Rachel is an avid horse owner and enthusiast. She enjoys helping to train her 8-yr-old daughter's pony, Tofu, while also acting as "horse show mom, groom, coach, etc." In addition, she has experience volunteering & observing at other therapeutic riding and hippotherapy centers. She completed her American Hippotherapy Association (AHA) Level 1 Certificate Training in the fall of 2010, thus enabling her to merge her passion for speech and language therapy with her love of horses.
Rachel's Qualifications :
Level I Therapist - A therapist who has completed the AHA Approved Level I Course who has gained the basic knowledge of the horse's movement and its application to patients with neuromuscular disorders. They have also gained knowledge of horse and patient selection, evaluation, treatment planning and business aspects.