AIM Campus

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Kelly - AIM's Facility Support Dog

In 2017, AIM announced that a four-legged companion would join the many teachers and integrated service team members working with students. Kelly, a black lab-mix trained at local service dog organization Paws and Affection, has quickly become a beloved on-campus facility dog.  Beyond what a typical therapy dog offers, Kelly has over 40 trained behaviors that speech and occupational therapists use to augment their sessions and further motivate students.

She can be seen around campus with her handler team: Mike Dunn, Director of College Counseling; Julie Luzier, Speech and Language Pathologist and Amy Schwab, occupational therapist.

Kelly, who assists in easing anxiety, aids in practicing mindfulness, helps students complete tasks in speech and occupational therapy sessions, provides motivation in learning, and even bolsters confidence in reluctant readers, is yet another way AIM works with students on developing emotional and academic tasks.

@KellyatAIM

Follow Kelly at school and after school on her popular Instagram feed @KellyatAIM.

Greeting from Kelly

First page of the PDF file: Hello_My_Name_Is_Kelly

Kelly in the News

AIM Adopts On-Campus Facility Dog

AIM Academy students will soon welcome a four-legged companion into their midst. Kelly, a black lab-mix from local service dog organization Paws and Affection, will become the school's first on-campus facility dog. She will assist in easing anxiety, aid in practicing mindfulness, help students complete tasks in speech and occupational therapy sessions, provide motivation in learning, and even help bolster confidence in reluctant readers.

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