Monday, May 04, 2009

Students with emotional, behavioral disabilities learn from seniors

Christopher Anthony, a second-grader at Calvin Hunsinger Exceptional Center, looks up at his “buddy” Evelyn Kusk, 92, after she putts on the green at Mease Manor on Friday.

Biweekly visits to senior citizens in a nearby retirement center have helped some students with emotional and behavioral disorders to practice their social skills and improve their reading scores. Students must behave appropriately in class in order to be eligible for the trip. St. Petersburg Times (Fla.)

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