Speech Therapy

In 2021, Renew began a partnership with Macauley Therapy Services to begin offering speech therapy with licensed speech/language pathologist Dr. Beth Macauley who has a well-deserved positive reputation for hippotherapy (Equine Assisted therapy.)

By blending the stimulating multi-dimensional movement of the horse, with speech and language therapy, breakthroughs for those facing communication challenges become possible. Hippotherapy is a unique, fast-growing service and an exciting addition to equine assisted services at Renew.

Video created by Reyna Breuring, a GVSU student.

About Speech Camp

Renew’s Summer Speech Camp is designed for children ages four and up and adults with communication disorders. Campers with a speech IEP or recent SLP evaluation are preferred, but all are welcome!

Campers receive speech therapy for three hours daily with undergraduate student volunteers from local universities under the direction of certified speech-language pathologists. The camp director and lead speech-language pathologist is Dr. Beth Macauley. Dr. Macauley has 32 years of expertise in SLP and specialty certification in incorporating the horse into speech-language pathology clinical services. Camp activities will target the campers’ communication goals through fun and motivating individual and group activities on and off the horse. Each session of Speech Camp runs from 9:00am-12:00pm Monday through Thursday and has openings for eight campers. Cost of Speech Camp is $600 per camper, which is $50 per hour of speech therapy. Call Renew today to secure your spot!

To Register

Contact Shaina Strikwerda, Renew Program Manager, at programs@renewtrc.org for more information and to register. Space is limited. Helmets will be provided. If you are new to Renew, we would like to schedule a time for you to tour the property before you arrive for your first day of camp. Once you have registered, Shaina will contact you to schedule your tour.

Speech Camp Sessions


June 26-29

Session 1 runs from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and has openings for eight campers. The cost is $600 per camper.



Session 2 runs from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and has openings for eight campers. The cost is $600 per camper.


AUGUST 14-17

Session 3 runs from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and has openings for eight campers. The cost is $600 per camper.

Our daughter loved speech camp and it was such a positive experience. It enabled her to practice and work on speech in a way where she was with the horses she loved and it did not seem like work for her. The therapist and staff were so attentive to her and her speech needs as an individual, which was more than we could have hoped for.

Speech Camper Parent

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