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Abby Winkelmann Torres
Therapy Dog

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!

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Each week add a new feeding tip to your child’s eating routine, & then have 52 eating habits at the end of the year!


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