Milo has been working hard, using his calming skills to help regulate students and even some staff across the school over the past 5 weeks.
Therapy dogs have many positive impacts on humans, as therapy dogs can reduce stress in physiological ways by reducing the stress chemical cortisol in the brain and triggering the release of oxytocin, which plays a positive role in social bonding.
Milo has spent some time in classrooms. However, the majority of his work has been done in one to one or small group settings.
He has supported students who have been having a tough day emotionally, whether that be anxiety, stress or other dysregulation. He is able to provide comfort and acts as a circuit breaker for some of our students that helps them to regulate their emotions, allowing them to return and re-engage into their classroom learning. Making for a positive school experience.