Therapy dogs are quite popular these days in schools across the United States. While people may traditionally associate the canine helpers with visits to sick children or senior residents in nursing homes, therapy dogs are expanding their roles in many communities. Therapy dog specialists are able to work with schools to determine different ways they may be integrated into classrooms or sessions to assist children.
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Posted on April 30th, 2018 by ProCare Therapy
Posted on April 17th, 2017 by ProCare Therapy
Therapy dogs have become very popular and there has been a dramatic increase in them over the years. In the past, therapy dogs were mainly used with patients in hospitals and seniors living in nursing homes. In recent years, they started to utilize the canines in schools to work with students in many different ways. Schools work with therapy dog specialists to come up with different ways that they may assist within your buildings. Below are some ways that they have been used around schools throughout the country.
Posted on July 4th, 2016 by ProCare Therapy
Therapy dogs are becoming more common in schools across the United States. Research has shown that the canine companions are able to reach children in ways that many humans cannot. Within a district, the dogs are used multiple ways in schools and classrooms. They may work in a special education class to ease the anxiety of students as they arrive and transition each morning. Speech pathologists can include them within therapy sessions because dogs are great listeners and do not judge. While reading to students, teachers may ask the therapy dogs to listen to the story as well. When students are reluctant to read to teachers or to their peers, they may not hesitate to read to a friendly animal.
Posted on April 6th, 2015 by ProCare Therapy
Therapy dogs are not uncommon in the world of educational therapy. Many times, they work with special education classes to assist students. These canine companions may help encourage them in speech and language, move with them during physical therapy, or simply be a friendly face that makes them happy. Now there are even more specialized therapy dogs that are able to smell stress. These canines are able to sniff out the subtle scent of the stress hormone cortisol on a person's breath.
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Posted on July 15th, 2013 by ProCare Therapy
There are numerous benefits to having therapy dogs in schools, and the trend is gaining in popularity. Therapy dogs are specifically trained and certified, spanning many breeds of dog. There is no one size fits all therapy dog, and each is unique. Many schools are choosing to bring therapy dogs in for their students and staff, due to the many positives of having a dog accessible during the day. These can range from stress reduction, better behavior, less anxiety, and even encourages students to share their thoughts and feelings, or for some--speak more than they had in years.