Wis. elementary school pilots therapy-dog program

Students at an elementary school in Wisconsin have access to a unique learning support during the school day. The school recently added a therapy dog to its roster. Young students read to the dog and others interact with it to help them calm down and focus. "Oftentimes, if some kids have behavior issues, I will get them to sit by her," fifth-grade teacher Linda Henning said. "She usually calms them down and they can get their work done."

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