Shadow the therapy dog stopped by Horizon Elementary School earlier this week. Students got the chance to play with her, and pet her soft coat. Pet therapy, or Animal-Assisted therapy, has been clinically proven to promote calmness and even reduce blood pressure in those receiving care. This can help to alleviate pain, reduce stress, and improve one’s overall psychological state.
This week in JUMPSTART! (Early Intervention Therapeutic Play Group) our guests enjoyed an exciting art group. Through exploring different textures and colors by using a variety of art tools and media, this group provided a hands-on sensory experience for the kids to have fun and get a little messy too! If you are interested in being put on the waiting list for our fall session of JUMPSTART!, please contact Hetty Kintiroglou at (973) 740 2353 ext. 2140 or via email at email@example.com.
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