The Therapy Dog
Derby is a young golden retriever. He is being raised to be a therapy dog to work at a private practice that specializes in pediatric speech therapy services. Derby is currently completing puppy training at our local pet store, and he is being socialized with animals and children.
The Handler- Speech/Language Pathologist
Sandra Harberger, M.S.,CCC-SLP specializes in Pediatric Communication Disorders. She has experience working in preschool, Early Intervention, and pediatric outpatient rehabilitation.
In 2011, she opened her private practice and has been helping children address their speech and language needs through personalized instruction and family involvement. She is looking forward to adding Animal Assisted Therapy to her practice once Derby has completed his training.