Naperville therapy dog helps kids read, feel confident
May 20, 2015 11:20 AM -
Ellie Rose, a 107-pound Bernese mountain dog, won a nationwide contest for therapy dogs for her work with students and those with special needs. "When Ellie visits our classroom, she provides so much more than just blossoming students' literacy skills," Meghan Van Dorn, a special education teacher at Naperville's Peterson Elementary School, wrote in her nomination essay. "During their time together, Ellie teaches my students compassion, support, patience, sharing and, above all, friendship."