Students in Mrs. Martin’s 2nd grade class at the Henniker Community School have been practicing their reading skills with Sage, a therapy dog owned by HCS Occupational Therapist and Behaviorist Marti Capuco. “Students who might be hesitant to read out loud will happily read to Sage,” said Mrs. Martin. “It’s a great way for students to get more comfortable reading and improve their skill level,” she continued. On this day, students chose to read Sage a Clifford the Big Red Dog book.
Sage is verified therapy dog through Caring Animal Partners in New London. Her level of obedience allows Sage to visit in hospitals, nursing homes, schools and libraries.