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Dogs Assist in Speech Therapy

  1. Angel Tobey

    A Florida hospital system uses therapy dogs in their speech pathology programs.  Children who work with the dogs have shown signs of improvement with their ability to pronounce words and string sentences together. The dogs are used as a motivating tool for the children and make the work seem less like work and more like play. Like reading assistance dogs, professionals believe that the speech therapy dogs are a less intimidating subject to speak to as opposed to adults. Read the full news article

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