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Therapy Dogs Playing Important Role in Lakeview Christian Academy Students

March 27, 2020

Dogs are important parts of our family. They give us unconditional love and support when we need them. A local Duluth school is making them a part of students everyday life and learning experience.

Lakeview Christian Academy has resource dogs who are making a significant difference in students who struggle in school. In the short time they’ve been there, the school has seen great results in students.

Therapy dog Layla is more than just a cuddly puppy. Her very presence provides third grader Lulu and other students at Lakeview Christian Academy extra help and attention.

Layla is Candy’s dog. Candy helps students with special learning needs at the school. She started bringing Layla in a few months ago to help students she works with and instantly saw the impact it was making.

“Layla has been amazing for Lulu and other students as well. I’ve really found that she has enhanced my job in terms of providing an incentive that lasts for kids,” said Pappas. “Lulu is working on many different things with fine motor and gross motor and playing fetch with a dog requires so many skills that we take for granted like being able to track a ball and throw a ball and kneel down to pick up a ball. It has been beneficial for my students.”

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