Accept, Motivate, Teach...Change Lives!
Omari is a 8-year-old Golden Retriever who is expertly trained by Canine
Companions for Independence (CCI). In 2008 Omari and her facilitator, Stacy
Alberson, passed the specialized training and the community access test at CCI
and have been making powerful changes in individuals lives ever since. Omari
works alongside our therapists promoting range of motion, visual tracking,
motivation, sensory processing, voice tone, eye-contact, self control, anger
management, responsibility, self-care skills with tooth brushing, hand washing
and hair brushing, and peer play with games such as hide and seek, tag and
We also have a "Reading with Omari Program" at a local school where teachers
sign up children who have reading concerns such as low voice tone when reading
aloud, decreased fluency and blending sounds. Omari has loving ways to
motivate them to read louder, faster and gain confidence.