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Therapy Dogs make a difference to special-needs students

Another wonderful way dogs, specifically therapy dogs, help people with special needs - especially children.

via www.thisweeknews.com

By KRISTINA THOMAS

Man's best friend again is proving its loyalty at Carlisle Elementary School as students with disabilities benefit from therapy dogs.

Kimberly Ebert, multiple-disabilities teacher at Carlisle, said this is her third year of using therapy dogs for her students.

"Therapy dogs are calming to my students ... specifically my students with autism," she said. "The dogs help them relax."

For the past two years, Carlisle students have spent time with dogs from Canine Companions. This year, therapy dogs in training have been visiting the school.

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