Blaze the Therapy Dog Befriends Students

Blaze the therapy dog

Therapy dog Blaze is an active member of Spruce Creek Elementary School’s speech-language pathology team, assisting his human – Speech-Language Pathologist Laura Kruger – with her sessions working with children with varied disabilities.

Blaze loves attention, and students thrive off of his ability to support them as an active listener, confidant, encourager, and friend. The animal-based therapy team works with students to improve motivation, reduce meltdowns, and elevate the mood during sessions.

“With Blaze in the room, I’ve seen students’ increased confidence while developing literacy skills,” said Kruger. “They pay more attention and focus longer during sessions. When students talk to Blaze, they can go well beyond their maximum mean length of utterance.”

Read their awesome story in the national speech-language publication, “Leader Live,” at 
https://leader.pubs.asha.org/do/10.1044/2021-0601-blaze-therapy-dog/full/

That’s something to wag a tail about!

More Information

Related News

  • Blaze the therapy dog
    • July 9

    Blaze the Therapy Dog Befriends Students

    Read More
  • Coaches Robertson and Poniatowski
    • June 9

    Physical Education Involves Family, Community

    Read More
  • ""
    • June 3

    VCS Celebrates the Retirements of 284 Employees

    Read More
  • School Way Café Director Heather DeMeola, left, congratulates School Lunch Hero Kaneshia Stokes, right.
    • May 17

    School Way Café Employee is School Lunch Hero

    Read More
  • Summertime is a Great Time for Learning
    • May 14

    Summertime is a Great Time for Learning

    Read More
  • Volusia County Schools Professional Learning Specialist and children's author Shontell Woods reading one of her books to a class.
    • May 14

    VCS Educator Authors Inspiring Children's Books

    Read More