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Intro to Canine-integrated Therapy for Anxiety, Autism and PTSD: At Sensory Stepping Stones in Mount Kisco, NY

On Wednesday, June 10, 2015, Sensory Stepping Stones in Mount Kisco, NY, presents a free Canine Intervention Therapy information session at 7 p.m. The session presents an introduction to this innovative program for helping those who experience physical, social, emotional, cognitive, communicative functioning and developmental challenges through the use of assistance dog training.

“Canine-integrated therapy is used to facilitate goal-based treatment interventions for these individuals,” says Sensory Stepping Stones Executive Director Melissa Bianchini. “We also offer an array of alternative therapies to help facilitate the reorganization of the brain in how it functions and processes information for everyday, academic, athletic or work success.”

Those who wish to attend the canine-integrated therapy introduction should call to register at 914.244.4101. Bianchini says her work is based on the knowledge that everyone learns and processes information differently. “When there is a breakdown in that process, we are bound to see behavioral, learning and developmental issues,” she notes. “At Sensory Stepping Stones, we look at an individual’s processing system, determine where the breakdown is and recommend drug-free therapies to help them live up to their full potential. Our initial consultations are free.”

Bianchini says she helps children and adults with such issues as ADD/ADHD, Anxiety/OCD, Apraxia/Dyspraxia, Autism/Asperger’s, behavioral problems, developmental and executive functioning delays, learning disabilities, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and more.

Sensory Stepping Stones is located at 83 S. Bedford Rd., Mount Kisco, NY. For more information, call 914.244.4101, email [email protected] or visit