March 13, 2018 – 6:30pm-8:30pm
“The Use of Therapy Dogs in the Classroom”
Presented by Kimberly Fuller, M.Ed., Intervention Specialist, Out of the Box Solutions, LLC, Doctoral Candidate, Concordia University, Portland, OR
Come and meet Bella the therapy dog for our March Community Meeting. This will be an event for the entire family.
Bella is a trained therapy dog who provides supportive and therapeutic intervention for students in the classroom. She has provided intervention for students with autism for the past four years which has proven to improve students behavior and increase communication.
Teachers struggle to provide supportive interventions to assist students with daily challenges in the classroom and with research it shows children with moderate to severe autism can increase their communication, reduce maladaptive behaviors and increase their social skills by interacting with a trained therapy dog. This will allow improved education of children with autism and for individuals to become fully integrated into the general education classroom. Come and meet Bella!
Church in Silver Lake, 2951 Kent Rd, Silver Lake, OH 44224