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  1. 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...

  2. Pet therapy in work and school | Lorinda Schrammel | TEDxOStateU

    Lorinda Schrammel is the training and development manager at Oklahoma State University. She is also the owner of Evie, a 2-year-old black and tan shepherd who works with OSU's pet therapy program. While Lorinda works in Human Resources at OSU, Evie welcomes new employees and serves as a...

  3. To Eat or Not to Eat, that is the Question on Class Pets: Michael Paoli at TEDxNavesink

    | Contributor(s):: Michael Paoli

    Remember being bored in school? Don't you wish you could pick vegetables in the hallway and eat them on the way to your next class? Did you ever consider eating your class pet in 7th grade? In this talk Math teacher Michael Paoli shows how an aquaponics fish tank in a New York City public...

  4. The healing species: Cheri Brown Thompson at TEDxColumbiaSC

    | Contributor(s):: Cheri Brown

    Founder of The Healing Species, a unique educational program that uses rescued dogs to teach compassion and build character in at-risk youth.

  5. Schooled by a dog- from wounded shelter pooch to school hero: Judy Winter at TEDxLansingED

    | Contributor(s):: Judy Winter

    In 2009, I adopted a wounded, year-old shelter pooch, spent eight months rehabilitating Jack, and took tests required to become a certified therapy dog/handler through Therapy Dogs International (TDI). We first got our paws/hands wet volunteering at a children's grief center, visiting...

  6. Anchor and Allies: Creating Opportunity: John-Tyler Binfet at TEDxUBCOkanagan

    This TEDx talk will tell the story of how he developed a program that brings over 40 therapy dogs to campus.Dr. Binfet is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. His research examines ways to support students’ social and emotional...

  7. 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...

  8. Dogs Helping Humans Heal: Moschell Coffey at TEDxUMassAmherst

    | Contributor(s):: Moschell Coffey

     Moschell Coffey speaks about the relationship between dogs and humans and the ways that dogs and humans can improve each other's health and well-being. She discusses therapy animals, the types of facilities they visit, and the people they help.

  9. The effects of HAI on human health and well-being: Focus on ASD

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    | Contributor(s):: Marguerite E. O'Haire

    Dr. Marguerite O'Haire discusses a systematic review of studies covering human-animal interactions and animal-assisted interventions in children with autism spectrum disorders and her own study covering children, including some with autism spectrum disorders, and human-animal interactions....