Abby Winkelmann Torres
Hi! I’m Abby, Ms. Dawn’s therapy dog! I do pet therapy with children and adults who have eating or communication delays. I also attend Autism Walks and other volunteer walks with my mom.
This is a picture of me with my backpack on. I wear it because I have sensory issues and need the weight of it to make me feel secure in my environment. I use to be aggressive and get scared and anxious really easily… sound like anyone in your family? But now I’m on an organic diet and with my sensory backpack, I’m a good girl. I now go walking, hiking, kayaking and lay on the floor so all the kids can rub my belly.
At the request of some of our clients, I am invited into therapy sessions. I really LOVE helping children in their feeding therapy sessions because I kiss away their fears and help them eat foods they may be nervous about! Sometimes, they even give me treats under the table… shhhhh don’t tell!
If I can help you or your child talk or eat more, ask to bring me into your therapy session!
“Therapy dog: will work for FOOD.” Woof!