The AHA, Inc. Educational Committee is in the final stages of the revision for a webinar classroom and onsite practical components for our Part l Hippotherapy Treatment Principles. We hope to have the information available soon with the possibility of starting webinars by the end of June.
At that time we also hope to have dates for the onsite component of Part 1 and any onsite courses with horses.
We hope to have updates on the Vestibular and Business Courses by the end of June as well.
Thank you for all your patience during this conversion due to the pandemic, we appreciate your membership and participation in our educational offerings.
If you have any question please contact McKenna Wood at the AHA, Inc. office at : [email protected]
As information is rapidly changing, we have provided this link for you.

 

See AHA, Inc.'s Statement on Telehealth Here

To support AHA Inc. members and continue to work to fulfill the AHA Inc Mission and vision, the AHA Inc Board, Faculty and committees have created several new low cost and no cost networking events, webinars and courses.  Some of our Spring Offerings included:

  1. Free Networking Events led by AHA Inc Board Members, Faculty and Committee members on a variety of topics.

  2. Free Group Therapist Mentoring Offerings led by AHA Inc. Faculty

  3. Low cost individual therapist mentoring 

  4. Free Webinar: “Overview of Hippotherapy”

  5. Free Webinar “GETTING PAID: ADDRESSING REIMBURSEMENT ISSUES WHEN HIPPOTHERAPY IS INCLUDED IN THE TREATMENT PLAN”

  6. Free Webinar: “Intro to Business Models”

  7. Membership renewal deadlines extended

  8. Several in-person courses have been revamped to be offered online

Watch your e-mail and the AHA Inc. Website for additional offerings and updates throughout the Summer.  

 


Virtual Networking Event Spotlight:

AHA Inc’s networking events have been an exciting new way for the organization to connect with members from all around the world, during a time when connection and community are so important.  

AHA Inc. offered its first virtual member networking event on April 13th, 2020.  The topic of our first meeting was Telehealth.  

The event was led by Tina M. Rocco M.A. CCC-SLP, HPCS, Lauren Janusz, MOT, OTR/L, HPCS and Dr. Cassandra Sanders-Holly PT, DPT, PCS, HPCS.  Each of them shared their experiences as practice owners with the transition to telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Each shared some challenges they have faced as well as what has worked well for their practices.

Numerous resources, tips and tricks, and ideas were shared among the participants.  A number of topics were discussed including various telehealth platforms, coding and billing, marketing, setting clients up for success with the transition to virtual services, ways to involve horses in telehealth sessions, ethical issues regarding patient abandonment, importance of “leading with the therapy” and more.  Members reported that they enjoyed the networking event and found the information to be helpful for them in their practices as they began to explore and use teletherapy.  

While COVID-19 was the reason that virtual networking events began, this new way to bring people together and support members on a variety of topics may be something that AHA Inc. utilizes well into the future.