We are proud to have two wonderful therapy dogs that are eager to be a part of our sessions!
The benefits of pet assisted therapy are well documented. The special bond between kids and pets often acts as a catalyst, keeping them engaged and actively participating during therapy sessions. Children feel safe, relaxed, and confident when interacting with pets, and often express themselves better than with other children or adults.
Bruno is a 10 year old Maltese and Jake is a 4 year old rescue. Both dogs hold the a Canine Good Citizen certificate from the American Kennel Club. In his younger years Bruno held a certification from Therapy Dogs International.
Meet Our Therapy Dogs
"In just two short months working with Lauren, our daughter has made tremendous progress. Not only does Lauren have deep knowledge of oral motor, sensory and speech issues, she has a talent for building a rapport with children and speaking to parents in a way that is simple and helpful. Also, sweet, little Bruno the dog helped my daughter to become comfortable and relaxed in her sessions.
Lauren's excitement about speech therapy is infectious. Her work has given our daughter the confidence to speak and given us the confidence to help her."
-Emily and Jon Pecot (parents to a 3 year old with Childhood Apraxia of Speech and Dysarthria)