Therapy Dog Helps Students with Special Needs Learn Math in a Fun and Relaxing Way

Springfield, VA – A furry visitor at Key Center School is helping students with special needs learn math skills in a fun, interactive way.

Micah the golden retriever and his trainer Kris Campesi help the students practice counting, compare numbers, and learn addition through games and activities. The animal assisted instruction is just one part of their visits. The pair also focuses on relaxing with students, practicing motor skills, and communication. 

Many of the students at Key Center in Springfield are non-verbal, use wheelchairs, or have severe intellectual disabilities.

Watch the video below: How a Therapy Dog Helps Fairfax County Students Learn Math? 


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