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Published on Dec 2, 2012
Amazing new program helps individuals with verbal disabilities! Certified goal directed therapy dog, Ricochet (https://www.facebook.com/SurfDogRicochet) is able to perform commands given from an iPad electronic voice through the TouchChat app without any cues from her handler http://touchchatapp.com. An individual with a verbal disability such as Autism, Down Syndrome, stroke, etc are able to communicate directly with Ricochet, giving them a sense of independence, self confidence and control. This groundbreaking new odyssey is part of Pawsitive Teams goal directed therapy dog program http://www.pawsteams.org. It has been implemented by Speech Pathologist, Renee Tompkins at Poway Unified School District Transition Program.