Children who are having a difficult time learning to read can now schedule time with a therapy dog at the Fletcher Library in Hendersonville, North Carolina.
This special program started last October when an owner of a therapy dog (Rachelle Sher) stepped forward and offered her pup’s services to the Fletcher Library.
Sher’s offer was accepted by library assistant, Elizabeth Klontz. Klontz saw potential in Sher’s offer and created this wonderful program.
Children who need help reading can easily schedule time with a cute and encouraging therapy dog at the Fletcher Library. It’s a fun and motivational experience for the children.
Michelle Sheppard, a mother of one of the program’s participants says of the program:
“They bring this calmness and this peace to the children… It’s just amazing. Just a short amount of time has such an impact in those moments that they share.”
Michelle Sheppard’s daughter Adriana was not able to attend class very much in the previous year due to chronic migraines. The therapy dogs were an invaluable help to her.
Check out the Therapy Dogs International website: http://www.tdi-dog.org/