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A Grandin Scheme: Learning Empathy, Teaching Concepts

Allison Matthews


Mention therapy dogs and children are most likely excitedly familiar with the cute and common four-legged helpers. Perhaps some have heard of or even participated in equine therapy. Therapy cows though—or stranger still—therapy for the cows? Unlikely. Yet, it is a real thing!

In Bell Fork (NC) Elementary’s book promotion, which can be used as a stand-alone activity or as a component of a larger library program, students learn about renowned animal scientist Temple Grandin, who credits her autism for giving her the ability to approach problems differently.

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