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  1. Die effek van 'n troeteldier-ondersteunde leesprogram op woordherkenningsvaardighede van graad 3-kinders

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    | 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...

  2. How therapy dogs can be an intervention tool for struggling readers | Karen Burns | TEDxSaltLakeCity

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    | 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...

  3. Paws and Think, Inc.

    Paws and Think, Inc. was founded in 2001 as a 501(c)(3) organization to bring the benefits off the human-animal bond to both people and dogs.  Our Mission is Improving lives through the power of the human-dog connection.  We do this through our Youth-Canine programs, helping at-risk or...

  4. 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...

  5. Pet Therapy Helena

    A hand reaches out, a wagging tail approaches, and an elderly face breaks into a smile. It's a scene that's increasingly common in the Helena Valley, thanks to volunteers from the Helena Chapter of Intermountain Therapy Animals. Activity directors and health care professionals...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. Animal-Assisted Interventions as a Learning Aid – A Literature Review

    | Contributor(s):: Robyn Lawes

    Animal-assisted interventions (AAI) on learning and mental health is an evolving matter within psychology. In past history, such mediations have been held to ridicule by scholars who deemed animals to be insignificant within the field. Today, the American Humane Association postulates that the...

  9. Kindly Canines

    Kindly Canines was founded on the idea of helping those in need. Ever since our organization was established, we have endeavored to provide help where the need is greatest.Our team is made up entirely of volunteers. We advocate for those who need our help. Even a little help goes a long way. 

  10. National Capital Therapy Dogs, Inc.

    National Capital Therapy Dogs, Inc. (NCTD) is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization that provides animal-assisted therapy to many people in health facilities, shelters, schools and libraries.  Established in 1990, NCTD has steadily expanded its operations, and is now recognized as one of...

  11. Pawsitive Pets

    Pawsitive Pets, Inc. pet assisted therapy services works with rehabilitation facilities, assisted living facilities, retirement communities, hospitals, hospice, public libraries, schools and more. Our teams volunteer their time and love sharing the comfort, healing and connection of the human...

  12. Using therapy dogs to improve reading fluency of children who are deaf or hard of hearing: Is it effective?

    | Contributor(s):: Jacklyn Marie Litzinger

    The purpose of this paper is to discuss the effectiveness of using therapy dog reading programs with children who are deaf or hard of hearing using cochlear implants and hearing aids. It includes a literature review of reading fluency and therapy dog programs.

  13. Doug the Pug Finds His Niche as a Therapy Dog: An Interview with Cate Archer

    02 Feb 2016 | Posted by Katie Carroll

    Doug the Pug, the therapy dog, is a little dog who makes a big impact.  With his gentle demeanor and loving nature, Doug can often be found bringing smiles to the faces of children, cuddling...

    https://habricentral.org/members/2412/blog/2016/02/doug-the-pug-finds-his-niche-as-a-therapy-dog-an-interview-with-cate-archer

  14. PAWSitive Reading- Dogs, Books and Kids: Linda Klein at TEDxAnchorage

    Kids learn to read by doing it. Learn how a partnership between Midnight Sun Service Dogs and Anchorage Public Library provides a positive reading experience that isespecially beneficial for struggling, emerging, and reluctant readers. PAWSitive Reading provides a childfriendly atmosphere that...

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

    | Contributor(s):: Gail F. Melson

    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...

  16. StarPups

    The STARPups Program is a one of kind animal assisted therapy team. We rescue very special animals and put them into a training program that transfers them into STARPups!  The STARPups Program is a division of STARS Mentoring Services, LLC. Our animal assisted therapy program is a...

  17. Paws2Care, Inc.

    Paws2Care, Inc. is a 501(c)3 certified non-profit pet therapy organization dedicated to bringing comfort, care, and hope to children with special needs, kids battling cancer, and families facing challenging times. Golden Retriever Beamer is the inspiration behind "Pawsing to...

  18. 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. 

  19. Therapy Tails Ontario

    Therapy Tails Ontario was founded to improve the lives of physically, cognitively, emotionally, and socially disadvantaged individuals through regular visitations and therapeutic relief programs. Working closely with caseworkers, coordinators, teachers, caregivers, and parents our teams integrate...

  20. Compassionate Paws, Inc.

    Compassionate Paws, Inc. provides pet therapy to health care settings and educational facilities. Each of our pets has passed the strict screening and educational requirements established by Pet Partners at www.petpartners.org