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MS Student Raises Funds for Special Program

 
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MS Student Raises Funds for Special Program
by Mary Ellen Byrne - Friday, May 19, 2017, 2:47 PM
 

EMS Student Raises Funds for Special Program

 

EMS seventh grade student Aidan McCaffery sold fidget-spinners in the middle school and was able to raise over $500.  He donated the profits to SEPTA's Canine Therapy program.

 

On May 17, Aidan delivered a check to SEPTA in support of the program that is known for its success assisting students with delays in physical, social, emotional, cognitive and communicative functioning and development.   The sessions, now in Anne Hutchinson, Waverly and the Middle School, are moderated by a qualified Canine-Integrated Therapy Provider. 

 

Participants in such programs report improvements in socialization and communication; a reduction in isolation, boredom and loneliness; an improvement of memory and recall; a brightening of affect and mood; an improved self-esteem and feelings of self-worth; an improvement in concentration and attention.

 

Thanks to Aidan for his efforts and great success!


Dog therapy in Midddle School Special Education Class