|About||Providing family-centered private occupational therapy in the community environment with incorporation of hippotherapy and DIR Floortime approaches.|
Dr. Heather Ajzenman, OTD, OTR/L is an occupational therapist that independently contracts with different clinics/facilities to provide occupational therapy services.
Heather currently provides occupational therapy that incorporates hippotherapy, equine-assisted occupational therapy, and other treatment approaches at UpReach Therapeutic Equestrian Center in Goffstown, NH. Services are private pay only at this time.
Clinic only-services are also provided at New England Pediatric Services (hippotherapy is not incorporated into plan of care) in Bedford, NH. Please contact this company directly if interested in services as this location, various insurances are accepted.
Heather has her doctorate in occupational therapy, is a DIRFloortime® Basic Certified provider through the the Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning (ICDL), and is working towards her her Hippotherapy Clinical Specialty Certification.
She has experience working with children from birth to 21 years of age using a family-centered, evidence-based approach addressing all functional needs of each child and family. Her treatment is focused on families building relationships with their children through shared engagement, creating connections, and developing trust for emotional and intellectual growth. She also integrates a variety of other treatment principles including sensory processing strategies, self-care development, cognitive-behavioral approaches, and motor learning and neurodevelopmental treatment strategies.
She currently sits on two boards regarding research and continued development of integrating hippotherapy into practice, including the American Hippotherapy Association Board and the Horse and Human Research Foundation Scientific Advisory Council. She published a study in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy in 2013 on hippotherapy and children with autism spectrum disorders.