Oesterlen Services For Youth, Inc.

"Star is a puppet in the shape of a star who demonstrates “stellar” behavior in three weekly group sessions with 10 children each ranging in age from K-grade 5 at London City Schools.  The puppet “Emily" has trouble expressing her emotions appropriately and often “acts up” when frustrated.  The therapist helps the children to identify the various emotions as well as regulating them.  The administrator and teachers report that in class behaviors significantly improve throughout the year.

This year, additional funds were leveraged to support the on-site therapy program for the students. A new therapist and an intern are assisting the students to want to be like “Star” with stellar behavior.  The students attend willingly and regularly to learn about the adventures of Emily and Star."

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