Service Dog Helps Vision, and Writing
Stephen Kuusisto, a University Professor of cultural foundations of education in the School of Education, was recently featured in a PBS News Hour story. The video story detailed the relationship Kuusisto recently built with a new service dog, which not only taught him how to maneuver throughout the world with visual impairments but also about himself and his writing.
“At first, I thought, well, this will be easy. You show up, they give you a smart dog, and it’s like picking up a car, and then you leave, right? That’s what I thought,” he said in the interview. “And I didn’t realize that you learn more about dogs than you ever knew possible, one, and, two, they are building you up, the trainers, to feel not only that you can do this, but that this was the life you were always meant to have.”