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Going to the Dogs: Can a canine help your child learn to read?

By Gail F. Melson

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There is evidence that the presence of a friendly dog, not necessarily your own pet, or even a dog you’ve met before, can lower blood pressure and reduce stress when reading. This relaxation effect has been found for adult and child readers. Moreover, studies has shown that children with pets, usually dogs or cats, perceive these animals as important sources of emotional support, underscoring the way animals are nonjudgmental, accepting, and affirming.

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Katie Carroll

Date 2013
Publication Title Psychology Today
Publisher Sussex Publishers, LLC
Location of Publication 115 E. 23rd St., 9th Floor New York, NY 10010
URL http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/why-the-wild-things-are/201311/going-the-dogs
Language English
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  1. Animal-assisted activities
  2. Animal-assisted therapies
  3. Dogs
  4. Human-animal bond
  5. Libraries
  6. Mammals
  7. Reading assistance dogs
  8. Schools