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Copperas Cove, TX: Therapy dog has "calming effect" in classroom

Dec 7, 2018, Copperas Cove (TX) Herald: Therapy dog joins school staff Therapy dogs have been called “miracle workers” because of their calming effect on students in the classroom. Bella, a 4-year-old registered therapy dog at Clements/Parsons Elementary School, is contributing to a positive climate of social and emotional learning. … Bella is helping to build student confidence, assist with student emotional regulation, and provide a comfortable setting for students to read…. Bella has helped behaviorally challenged students by increasing self-esteem, socialization, and problem-solving skills simply with her calming presence and gentle interaction. … Therapy dogs have been active in schools for the last few years. …

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