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Canines for Change testimonial – Cortney Smith

Anna assists students in regulation of their emotions – helping students practiced problem solving as well as deep breathing techniques to regulate emotions and return to class. She greets new families and current families to the building, helps students with separation anxiety enter the building and get settled in. She gives students and staff confidence, reduces anxiety and motivates students to be productive. Anna is an all-around morale booster. Anna participates in reading interventions and other areas of academic support. Anna plays sensory games with those who have a sensory diet or occupational services. She calms students during meltdowns. Anna connects students to other peers to build relationships. Her resume only continues to grow and grow!

Cortney Smith
St. Patrick School Principal

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