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The Dog Alliance
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We are passionate about improving lives by harnessing the healing power of our relationship with dogs. We are a 501 C (3), donation supported non-profit that was formed in 2006. We provide service dogs for veterans who are challenged by the visible and invisable wounds...
Minor Immediate Effects of a Dog on Children's Reading Performance and Physiology
| Contributor(s):: Lisa Schretzmayer, Kurt Kotrschal, Andrea Beetz
Literacy is a key factor in occupational success and social integration. However, an increasing number of children lack appropriate reading skills. There is growing evidence that dogs have positive effects on reading performance. We investigated the short-term effects of dogs on reading...
When reading gets Ruff : understanding the literacy experiences of children engaged in a canine-assisted reading program.
| Contributor(s):: Emily Callahan Perkins
The purpose of this qualitative study was to investigate how the interactions that take place between therapy dogs and children during literacy activities change children's attitudes towards reading in one urban charter school. The research drew on both the sociocultural approach to literacy...