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  1. K9 Reading Buddies

    K-9 Reading Buddies was born out of an experience Carole had with her late mother while hospitalized—a visit from a therapy dog, a golden retriever. Her mother was so delighted by the experience, she asked Carole to promise to get a golden retriever for her grandson Adam, then 2.Later,...

  2. 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...

  3. Animal-Assisted Literacy Instruction for Students With Identified Learning Disabilities: Examining the Effects of Incorporating a Therapy Dog into Guided Oral Reading Sessions

    Contributor(s):: Treat, Wendy Abigail

  4. UCLA People-Animal Connection (PAC) Program

    UCLA People-Animal Connection (PAC) is one of the most comprehensive Animal-Assisted Therapy and Activity (AAT/A) programs in the nation. PAC volunteer teams (consisting of the canine and his/her human partner) offer companionship and warmth to more than 900 critically ill children and adults per...

  5. All for Animals

    In 2002, All for Animals incorporated as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization for the purpose of teaching young people to be kind and respectful to animals, people and the environment.Over the years, our vision for the organization has evolved and expanded and today, we focus on giving children the...

  6. 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. 

  7. Ottawa Therapy Dogs Inc.

    Ottawa Therapy Dogs is a volunteer-based, not-for-profit organization that provides animal-assisted therapy throughout the National Capital Region. Each year, more than 1,000 people benefit from our therapy dog programs and services.

  8. Beach Animals Reading with Kids (BARK)

    Founded in 2007, BARK is an all-volunteer program that encourages children to increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. Students find it intimidating to read in front of classmates, but love to read to the non-judgmental, calming dogs. BARK now...

  9. 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...

  10. Paws Patrol

    Paws Patrol Pet Partners ® group has been promoting the healing human-animal bond since 1997. We accompany our animal teammates to visit those who are lonely, ill or disabled. Through their unconditional love and acceptance, the animals have brought smiles to autistic children's faces, affection...

  11. 4Paws

    4Paws volunteer teams visit residential care facilities, hospitals, classrooms, libraries and Boys and Girls Clubs in the Greater North Bay area of San Francisco. There they share their canine companions with anyone needing comfort or a loving nudge of the nose.4Paws offers classes to the...

  12. Fox Valley Therapy Dog Club

    The Fox Valley Therapy Dog Club is a volunteer organization providing a wide variety of canine assisted therapy programs and services in the communities of Kendall, Kane and DuPage counties in Illinois since 2002. Over 70 members strong, our dedicated and motivated volunteers provide a unique...

  13. An analysis of improving student performance through the use of registered therapy dogs serving as motivators for reluctant readers

    | Contributor(s):: Paradise, Julie L.

  14. Impact of animal assisted therapy reading instruction on reading performance of homeschooled students

    | Contributor(s):: Smith, Kelly A.

  15. How a therapy dog may inspire student literacy engagement in the elementary language arts classroom.

    | Contributor(s):: Friesen, Lori

  16. Thursdays with MacGyver: The Benefits of a Library Therapy Dog

    | Contributor(s):: Francis, Alison