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The Glenholme School Participates in Shepaug Literacy Day

(Washington, CT)

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Washington, CT - On April 30, 2008 the Devereux Glenholme School was a participant in the Shepaug Literacy Day. The vision for the day was to engage students in authentic experiences with words. The day exposed the high school students to the myriad of occupations and vocations related to the written word.

The Glenholme participants in Shepaug’s Literacy Day were Leslie Gros, animal-assisted therapy facilitator, and Beethoven, Glenholme’s campus dog. Ms. Gros and Beethoven ran a workshop in which Beethoven was the reading student’s audience. Students were able to curl up and read to their furry, new friend, who is specially trained to work with young people.

Beethoven’s job title at Glenholme is certified canine good citizen and therapy dog in training. He will be a certified therapy dog shortly. At Glenholme, Beethoven assists students with communication, literacy, behavior and social skills. Beethoven is a reinforcer and reward for positive student behavior. Beethoven often visits classrooms and is an audience for student readers, performers and speakers. There is a class, Canine Care, in which Beethoven is the central focus. The students learn how to exercise, care for and groom dogs, which both the students and Beethoven enjoy thoroughly. His warm demeanor contributes to a well-rounded campus.

The Devereux Glenholme School is a specialized boarding school on over 100 acres in the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut that provides a therapeutic program and exceptional learning environment to address varying levels of academic, social and emotional development in boys and girls ages 10-18. Glenholme’s goal is to prepare its graduates for continued education in traditional schools, boarding schools, colleges and universities.


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