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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...
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...
Lasten Lemmikistä koko perheen Lemmikiksi : Mitä aikuiset ajattelevat Lemmikki-lehdestä ja millaista sisältöä he lehteen haluavat?
| Contributor(s):: Marianne Simola
Lemmikkieläinbuumi kasvaa: suomalaistalouksista jo 41 prosentilla on kissa tai koira, ja lemmikkiin kuluu rahaa yli 70 kertaa niin paljon kuin muutama vuosikymmen sitten. Niinpä Lemmikki-lehden toimitus haluaa laajentaa lehden kohderyhmää siten, että lasten lisäksi...
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...
Children Reading to Dogs: A Systematic Review of the Literature
| Contributor(s):: Hall, S. S., Gee, N. R., Mills, D. S.
Background Despite growing interest in the value of human-animal interactions (HAI) to human mental and physical health the quality of the evidence on which postulated benefits from animals to human psychological health are based is often unclear. To date there exist no systematic reviews on...
See Spot Read: How the Presence of a Therapy Dog Influences the Reading Skills of Children in the First-Grade
| Contributor(s):: Chelsea Addison
The purpose of this study was to examine if the presence of a therapy dog influences the reading skills of first-grade students. Specifically, the researcher assessed the participants’ reading rate, accuracy, fluency, and comprehension across two conditions (reading with a dog present...
"Nu kommer hunden!": Aktionsforskning om barn som läser för hundar med syfte att utveckla lässtunderna på svenska bibliotek
| Contributor(s):: Elina Garp
This master´s thesis in Library and Information Science examines the experiences of children who read to a dog. The purpose of this thesis is to examine the interactions between the librarian, the readingdog-handler, the child-ren and the dogs and what the benefits from the interactions...
The influence of therapy dogs on reading fluency and reading motivation
| Contributor(s):: Conte, Jessica Kerrigan
This dissertation outlines the need for more to be done to help general education students succeed in reading within the public school system. It presents current data surrounding public education and potential sources to improve reading among young students. It explores the research surrounding...