Therapy dog eases kids back into special education

Location: Sant Vicente dels Horts, Spain

Soul – the therapy dog

supports children with special educational needs

who are returning to school after staying home for six months

(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) DIRECTOR OF THE 'IRIS' SPECIAL EDUCATION SCHOOL, JOAN FRANCESC PORRAS, SAYING:"For our students it is an excessive time over which all the necessary routines are lost, routines which give them security and, yes, we have noticed a change in that aspect. / We saw that the students were very receptive and co-operative, carried out activities and their response to the reaction was much faster, so we understood that the dog was a very important tool for us."