Therapy Dog

Children love to lean on Map for sensory input.

Map is a certified therapy dog (CGC, American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen’s award, 2012)

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and accompanies me to see young children who need a comforting presence of a dog.

Map also helps children engage in speech interactions. Sometimes he watches a child makes his first sounds.

Sometimes he listens to a child as he expresses his feelings

Often he works with a child in play and is trained to follow him as he engages in an activity