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Sherman, TX: Therapy dog helps disabled students with social/emotional skills

Aug 26, 2017, KXII-TV Fox12, Sherman, TX: Ada Early Childhood School using dogs to teach and comfort students http://www.kxii.com/content/news/Ada-Early-Childhood-School-using-dogs-to-teach-and-comfort-students-441769713.html The Canine Companions for Independence program, based in California, gave Rena to the school after she completed her training. ... "She helps our special needs children,she's very effective with non-verbal children," Feiler said, "children with special needs say autistic children, she's a comfort."… "She brings just a completely different dynamics and element to our students because while some students may not respond to our direction, they will respond to her," She said. .... Brady says Rena helps teach students social and emotional skills at the school. "We had a little guy in our cafeteria who was having a little bit of problems following directions," Brady said, "we used Rena to redirect him and show that Rena follows directions and he can too."