How therapy dogs can be an intervention tool for struggling readers | Karen Burns | TEDxSaltLakeCity
| Contributor(s):: Karen Burns
Learning to read is arguably one of the most important skills taught in school, and it is no surprise how challenging it can be. Karen Burns knows how the reading skills gap can affect someone for their entire life. In this poignant, and sometimes funny, talk, Karen tells us how man's best...
K9 Reading Buddies
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K-9 Reading Buddies was born out of an experience Carole had with her late mother while hospitalized—a visit from a therapy dog, a golden retriever. Her mother was so delighted by the experience, she asked Carole to promise to get a golden retriever for her grandson Adam, then 2.Later,...
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...
Widening the Circle of Empathy through Humane Education: A Qualitative Study with Diverse and At-Risk Children
| Contributor(s):: Jennie Marie Warmouth
This study examines the socio-emotional and cognitive impact of a three-month literacy centered humane education program on one second-grade classroom of socio-culturally and linguistically diverse children using a qualitative research design. Twenty-five children, ages 7-8 years, participated in...
Children reading to dogs: A systematic review of the literature
| Contributor(s):: Hall, Sophie Susannah, Gee, Nancy R., Mills, Daniel Simon
American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians Newsletter, Volume 38 (Spring/Summer 2016)
Contents:President's Message, p 1Bow Wow Therapy Dogs Visit the Texas School for the Deaf to Help Raise Funds and Visibility for a Grand Cause, p 2Involving Children in the End-of-Life Process of a Pet Teaches Them about Compassionately Caring for Others, p 3Editorial Note, p 4How Classroom...
Animal-Assisted Literacy Instruction for Students With Identified Learning Disabilities: Examining the Effects of Incorporating a Therapy Dog into Guided Oral Reading Sessions
| Contributor(s):: Treat, Wendy Abigail
Indirect (dog) therapy [Letter to the Editor]
| Contributor(s):: Krashen, Stephen
Sit, Stay, Read: Improving Literacy Skills Using Dogs!
| Contributor(s):: Pillow-Price, Kathy
UCLA People-Animal Connection (PAC) Program
UCLA People-Animal Connection (PAC) is one of the most comprehensive Animal-Assisted Therapy and Activity (AAT/A) programs in the nation. PAC volunteer teams (consisting of the canine and his/her human partner) offer companionship and warmth to more than 900 critically ill children and adults per...
All for Animals
In 2002, All for Animals incorporated as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization for the purpose of teaching young people to be kind and respectful to animals, people and the environment.Over the years, our vision for the organization has evolved and expanded and today, we focus on giving children the...
Support Dogs, Inc.
We area national nor-for-profit organization that offers dignity, hope, and independence by providing highly skilled assistance dogs to individuals with disabilities, and uniquely trained therapy dogs to serve the community.
Ottawa Therapy Dogs Inc.
Ottawa Therapy Dogs is a volunteer-based, not-for-profit organization that provides animal-assisted therapy throughout the National Capital Region. Each year, more than 1,000 people benefit from our therapy dog programs and services.
H.O.R.S.E.S., Inc. (Helping Others Reach Success using Equine Services), is a PATH, Intl. Equine Assisted Therapy Center. We are a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization that is run on grants, donations and with the assistance of volunteers. We have several programs to...
New England Pet Partners, Inc.
New England Pet Partners Inc. is a non-profit organization - 501(c)(3), #17597 that trains, evaluates and supports Registered Pet Assisted Therapy and Reading Education Assistance Dog Teams. While most of our partners are dogs, we joyfully partner up with cats and occasionally horses.
Potential for the Role of School-Based Animal-Assisted Literacy Mentoring Programs
| Contributor(s):: Lori Friesan
This article explores how current research into school-based mentorship programs might inform the adult’s role as mentor in animal-assisted literacy programs and thereby offer children a unique and valuable form of support for learning. An examination of the goals and best practices of...
Beach Animals Reading with Kids (BARK)
Founded in 2007, BARK is an all-volunteer program that encourages children to increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. Students find it intimidating to read in front of classmates, but love to read to the non-judgmental, calming dogs. BARK now...
Dogs on Call Inc.
With our membership growing rapidly, Dogs On Call went on to incorporate in 2004 and in 2008 became a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit and, in addition to our membership with Pet Partners, Dogs On Call became a R.E.A.D.® (Reading Education Assistance Dogs) affiliate with Intermountain Therapy...
Paws Patrol Pet Partners ® group has been promoting the healing human-animal bond since 1997. We accompany our animal teammates to visit those who are lonely, ill or disabled. Through their unconditional love and acceptance, the animals have brought smiles to autistic children's faces, affection...
4Paws volunteer teams visit residential care facilities, hospitals, classrooms, libraries and Boys and Girls Clubs in the Greater North Bay area of San Francisco. There they share their canine companions with anyone needing comfort or a loving nudge of the nose.4Paws offers classes to the...