American Hippotherapy Association
"Treatment with the Help of the Horse"
The American Hippotherapy Association or AHA Inc. is recognized as part of the international community that provides education, facilitates research, and promotes equine assisted therapy as an effective treatment strategy that improves the quality of life for individuals with disabilities. Their mission is to educate and promote excellence in the field of equine assisted therapy. The AHA website includes a list of certified therapists who have registered on the site. This list may not include all certified therapists in an area that use horses in the therapy process.
Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International
The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) is a global authority, resource and advocate for the equine-assisted activities, therapies and equines in this work that inspire and enrich the human spirit. PATH Intl. promotes safety and optimal outcomes in equine-assisted activities and therapies for individuals with special needs.
American Physical Therapy Association
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is an individual membership professional organization representing more than 90,000 member physical therapists (PTs), physical therapist assistants (PTAs), and students of physical therapy. APTA seeks to improve the health and quality of life of individuals in society by advancing physical therapist practice, education, and research, and by increasing the awareness and understanding of physical therapy's role in the nation's health care system.
The American Occupational Therapy Association
The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) is the national professional association established in 1917 to represent the interests and concerns of occupational therapy practitioners and students of occupational therapy and to improve the quality of occupational therapy services. AOTA educates the public and advances the profession by providing resources, setting standards, and serving as an advocate to improve health care.
American Speech-Hearing-Language Association
Making effective communication, a human right, accesable and achievable for all.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 182,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students. ASHA’s mission is to empower and support audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists through advancing science, setting standards, fostering excellence in professional practice, and advocating for members and those they serve.
American Horticultural Therapy Association
Advancing the Practice of Horticulture as Therapy
The American Horticultural Therapy Association advocates on behalf of the professional interests of HT practitioners and strives to increase beneficial outcomes for clients, host facilities, researchers, and educators.