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Happily Ever After: A Service Dog Success Story

My last post discussed important things to consider before getting a service dog for your anxious child. I love a good dog story and happy endings. This post has both.  Enjoy. Autism and Anxiety Justin Daigle was diagnosed with autism at age 3 and…

February 1, 2017
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How an Occupational Therapist Can Help Your Anxious Child

What is Occupational Therapy? Occupational therapists often visited my special education classroom throughout the school day. It wasn’t until I interviewed an occupational therapist, for an article on weighted blankets, that I learned the benefits occupational therapy offers an anxious child. I shared my lack…

January 31, 2017
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How School Therapy Dogs Comfort Children in 5 Minutes or Less

  Easing Anxiety and Grief The greatest demonstration of the healing power of therapy dogs might be the comfort they provided to the children of Newtown, Connecticut after the December 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The children returned to school full of…

January 16, 2017