Why Should Your Campus Have a Comfort Dog?
- Lifts mood in classroom, provokes laughter
-Offers friendship and a shoulder to lean on for students
-Boosts test scores
How can I use my Comfort Dog?:
- In Counselor's office
-Stress relief during testing
-Incentive for attendance
-Incentive for classroom goals
-Post traumatic school events
-Post traumatic community events
In a recent randomized controlled study, it was discovered that canine interventions had a positive impact on students in both mainstream and SEN students based on salivary cortisol levels throughout the school year. To read the study, click HERE.