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Thomasville, GA: Therapy dog because "so many students have social/emotional issues"

Jan 12, 2018, WALB—TV, Albany, GA: Therapy dog enrolls in South GA school district http://www.walb.com/story/37256016/therapy-dog-enrolls-in-south-ga-school-district Thomasville City Schools are trying out a new way to make students feel more comfortable learning in the classroom. … Ponder is from Therapy Dogs International, his role is to make students at Scott Elementary feel more comfortable at school. School staff said that so far, Ponder has helped in the classrooms. … "So many students come with so many social and emotional issues with those barriers that we really have to break down before we can help them develop as a person and educate them," explained Beaty. …