Canine Assisted Learning
Autumn the therapy dog and her owner Lisa continue to bring lots of fun and therapy to students at school. Some enjoy taking Autumn for a walk and giving her a hug whilst others prefer to pet her whilst learning. Everyone is please to see her every Friday and even those students who were initially anxious around dogs are getting more and more confident by spending time with her.
Canine Assisted Learning (CAL) is an important part of our therapy offering at AVA, as well as being fun, students are supported in a number of different ways – from helping them with strategies to stay calm and reduce anxiety to assisting others with their reading in a peaceful and relaxed environment.