School won't allow dog aid attend

School won't allow dog aid attend

There are 9 comments on the Evening Sun story from Nov 14, 2010, titled School won't allow dog aid attend. In it, Evening Sun reports that:

Kaitlyn Gennaro, 7, walks with her service dog Phillip at her New Freedom home on Friday.

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tired

Carlisle, PA

#1 Nov 14, 2010
Only in Pennsylvania!!!!! The school system in this state sucks. I have to homeschool my children because the system refuses to teach them. They would rather waste weeks at a time fighting over money!!!!!! DISGRACE!!!!!
GET TO THE POINT

Hanover, PA

#2 Nov 14, 2010
tired wrote:
Only in Pennsylvania!!!!! The school system in this state sucks. I have to homeschool my children because the system refuses to teach them. They would rather waste weeks at a time fighting over money!!!!!! DISGRACE!!!!!
They refuse to teach them? I retired after 35 years as a HS teacher in PA. I need to hear all the details of this story because I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say you're holding some details back!
Just stupid

Jersey Shore, PA

#3 Nov 14, 2010
This is not a service dog, this dog is used for emotional support. I love my dog too, I am happier when she is there for me to play with, shouldn't I be allowed to take her anywhere I want? Once again, the uneducated parents go to the press to appeal to the uneducated masses.
GET TO THE POINT

Hanover, PA

#4 Nov 15, 2010
I imagine most kids in school would be happier and more content if they had their dog or other such pet with them. More and more education and school districts are expected to retool and be accommodating to each individual student. Teaching to a class has been replaced with teaching to each individual and meeting each student's exact needs. At the end of my career I had a few classes where more students had IEP's than didn't and I was expected to know all there differences and individual needs and meet them in my classroom.
I must say

Hanover, PA

#5 Nov 15, 2010
GET TO THE POINT wrote:
I imagine most kids in school would be happier and more content if they had their dog or other such pet with them. More and more education and school districts are expected to retool and be accommodating to each individual student. Teaching to a class has been replaced with teaching to each individual and meeting each student's exact needs. At the end of my career I had a few classes where more students had IEP's than didn't and I was expected to know all there differences and individual needs and meet them in my classroom.
Are you a specialist in the area of knowledge of the disabled? Because it sounds as though you resent the students for having an IEP and that you have to know what each one has as far as accommodations. Thank GOD you aren't teaching anymore because it doesn't really sound as though you were a very caring individual. And yes, you are not only EXPECTED to know the IEP, but must follow it. Imagine that, a teacher having to know how to teach their students...
Am there

Hanover, PA

#6 Nov 15, 2010
I have an autistic child and she also would much rather be with her pet dog. But I have noticed that when I try to teach her things it is much easier when I have her full attention. And when she is playing with her dog it takes me much more time to even get her attention. I agree with the other posters that this dog shouldn't be allowed to attend school with her. It can be her safe place to land when the school day is complete.
GET TO THE POINT

Hanover, PA

#7 Nov 15, 2010
I must say wrote:
<quoted text>Are you a specialist in the area of knowledge of the disabled? Because it sounds as though you resent the students for having an IEP and that you have to know what each one has as far as accommodations. Thank GOD you aren't teaching anymore because it doesn't really sound as though you were a very caring individual. And yes, you are not only EXPECTED to know the IEP, but must follow it. Imagine that, a teacher having to know how to teach their students...
Are you a psychic to know what I'm thinking? I loved each and everyday of my 35 years of HS teaching. I was simply trying to inform the uninformed what a typical day in the classroom was like.
I must say

Hanover, PA

#8 Nov 15, 2010
GET TO THE POINT wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you a psychic to know what I'm thinking? I loved each and everyday of my 35 years of HS teaching. I was simply trying to inform the uninformed what a typical day in the classroom was like.
Well it sounded to me like you were complaining...some of the wording and phrases...no, I'm not psychic..I can read though.
Sparky

AOL

#9 Nov 15, 2010
Why is this animal not considered a service dog? It is my understanding this dog was placed by the Susquanna Service Dog assoc. A dog used to calm the emmotions is as much a service animal as a seeing eye dog. Go to the VA and see the amount of dogs used to help with PTSD. Come on people get off your high horses and think of the benifit this child receives from her helping hand (dog) I feel the parent of an austisic child would call this a blessing.

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