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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. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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. 

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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

  10. Reading with Rover

    Reading with Rover is a literacy program that provides services to the Puget Sound area of Washington State. Reading with Rover provides volunteers and therapy dogs to schools, libraries, and bookstores to help children with reading disabilities feel more comfortable while reading.

  11. PJ's Pals

    PJ's Pals is a reading assistance dog program that is patterned after the R.E.A.D.® Program (Reading Education Assistance Dogs)

  12. Paws To Heal

    The mission of Paws to Heal is to promote and provide animal assisted activities and animal assisted therapy in a variety of settings throughout the Inland Empire. We achieve our mission by utilizing the therapeutic nature of the human-animal connection to positively affect the lives of...

  13. Paws As Loving Support (PALS) Assistance Dogs

    Paws As Loving Support (PALS) Assistance Dogs, founded in 2009, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing quality of life throughout our community by providing “Special PALS for Special Needs”. Our specially trained dogs are placed as:Service PALS to help children with autism...

  14. Paws 4 Friends

    Paws 4 Friends is a therapy dog club that includes a variety of people all with the goal of providing therapy dog services to their community. Paws 4 Friends is involved in many local events in order to provide therapy dog services to their community.

  15. TN Safety Spotters

    Our foal is to introduce you into the world of deaf therapy dogs. The Spotters travel the Mid-South area with owner, trainer and handler, Patricia Belt helping save the lives of children through fun, interactive safety programs. These nationally recognized 4-legged healers provide comfort,...

  16. 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...

  17. Therapy Animals of Southern Arizona

    Therapy Animals of Southern Arizona is an all-volunteer group of Pet Partners Therapy Animal Teams, and those who support the teams, who volunteer in Tuscon and the greater Southern Arizona area. We are also a Community Partner of the national non-profit Pet Partners. After completing training...

  18. R.E.A.D. Dogs Minnesota

    The Reading Education Assistance Dogs® program improves children's reading and communication skills by employing a powerful method: reading to a dog. But not just any dog. R.E.A.D. dogs are registered therapy animals who volunteer with their handler as a team, going to schools, libraries,...

  19. "Paws for Reading" at the Memphis Public Library

    | Contributor(s):: Seratt, Mary

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