Supporting young readers: A mixed-methods study of their literacy, behaviour, and perceptions when reading aloud to dogs or adults
Contributor(s):: Syrnyk, Corinne, McArthur, Alisa, Zwack, Alyson, Handelsman, Allison
Understanding canine-assisted literacy programs: A multiple case study
Contributor(s):: Bruneau, Laura, Timmons, Beverly, Ianson, Shauna, Tucker, Jeff D.
Animal-Assisted Therapy to Increase Independent Reading for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
| Contributor(s):: Taylor L. Butts
Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) has become a popular intervention for the health and behavioral community as evidenced by media attention. The research that has been done on AAT has been mostly qualitative and anecdotal. The current study adds to the literature on AAT by collecting quantitative...
The Effect of a Dog Assisted Reading Program on the Reading Ability and Motivation of Children with Dyslexia
| Contributor(s):: Leilani B. Goodmon, Pippa R. Burnett, Renee Pack, Rebecca Powell
Dog assisted reading programs have been shown to improve children’s reading skills and attitudes toward reading (Kirnan et al., 2016; Levinson et al., 2017; Linder et al., 2018) and on-task behavior in children who struggle with reading (Bassette & Taber-Doughty, 2013). The purpose of...
An Analysis of the Impact of the Presence of a Therapy Dog on Student Behavior in a Special Education Middle School Classroom
| Contributor(s):: Schimming, Dena
Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.®) & Literacy: Using Animal Assisted Education with English Learners in the Elementary School Classroom
| Contributor(s):: Kelly, Tara Jayne
Effect of a Canine-Assisted Read Aloud Intervention on Reading Ability and Physiological Response: A Pilot Study
| Contributor(s):: Suk-Chun Fung
The aim of this study was to determine whether there is an increase in the reading fluency and accuracy of three lower performing third-graders after participating in a canine-assisted read-aloud program, as well as an increase in the relaxation level during and after the program. This study...
The mission of Story Dogs is to make reading fun for children, so they become confident lifelong readers.
Turning the Page for Spot: The Potential of Therapy Dogs to Support Reading Motivation Among Young Children
| Contributor(s):: Rousseau, Camille Xinmei, Tardif-Williams, Christine Yvette
This study investigated whether dogs might facilitate a context conducive to reading for children when they are faced with a challenging reading passage. A within-subjects design was used to assess children’s motivation to read in two conditions: with a therapy dog and without a therapy dog....
Dogs in Schools: The Impact of Specific Human–Dog Interactions on Reading Ability in Children Aged 6 to 8 Years
| Contributor(s):: Connell, Chantelle G., Tepper, Deanna L., Landry, Oriane, Bennett, Pauleen C.
Dog-assisted educational programs, including reading programs, are becoming an area of research focus, based on claims of various advantages for children. However, while available findings typically indicate benefits for the children involved, the low quality of evidence makes it difficult to...
Low-Ability Secondary School Students Show Emotional, Motivational, and Performance Benefits when Reading to a Dog Versus a Teacher
| Contributor(s):: Barber, Olivia, Proops, Leanne
Some research shows that reading to a dog can positively impact both reading attainment and attitude to reading in school children; however, most research to date has focused on primary school-aged children (4–11 years). In this study we used a series of comparisons to assess the immediate...
Die effek van 'n troeteldier-ondersteunde leesprogram op woordherkenningsvaardighede van graad 3-kinders
| Contributor(s):: Marieanna le Roux, Leslie Swartz, Estelle Swart
Die doel van die huidige studie was om die effek van ’n troeteldier-ondersteunde leesprogram (TOL) op die woordherkenningsvaardighede van graad 3-kinders te bepaal. Al die kinders wat met behulp van die ESSI Leestoets as nievaardige lesers (N=102) geïdentifiseer is, is ewekansig...
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...
Die effek van 'n troeteldier-ondersteunde leesprogram op die leesvaardighede van graad 3-kinders in 'n Wes-Kaapse laerskool
| Contributor(s):: Marieanna C. Le Roux
Leesprobleme is ŉ wêreldwye probleem, selfs in eerstewêreldlande soos Amerika. In Suid-Afrika is die geletterdheidsyfers selfs baie swakker. Die resultate van die PIRLS-studie dui daarop dat 80% van Suid-Afrikaanse kinders se leesvaardighede nie ten volle ontwikkel is wanneer hulle...
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Nor'Wester Therapy Dogs
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Canine Assisted Learning Program uses registered therapy dogs to enhance the educational environment so that children are motivated to work on a wide range of academic skills. In addition, our therapy dog teams support specialized classrooms such as multiple disabilities, life skills,...
Caring K9s Maui
Caring K9s Therapy Dogs, Maui exists to improve the quality of life for people on Maui through therapy dog visits (both comfort visits and specific animal-assisted therapy), Reading Education Assistance Dogs® programs for children and animal care education. The founder of Caring K9s...