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  1. The Impact of a Canine Assisted Reading Program on a Reluctant Reader's Literacy Learning

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    | Contributor(s):: Samantha Fitch

    This capstone explores the opportunity to provide an alternate reading intervention program to reluctant readers in the comfort of their own home. Canine-assisted reading programs have been implemented in school districts around the country; providing students with a reading partner that will...

  2. The Effect of a Dog Assisted Reading Program on the Reading Ability and Motivation of Children with Dyslexia

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    | Contributor(s):: Leilani B. Goodmon, Pippa R. Burnett, Renee Pack, Rebecca Powell

    Dog assisted reading programs have been shown to improve children’s reading skills and attitudes toward reading (Kirnan et al., 2016; Levinson et al., 2017; Linder et al., 2018) and on-task behavior in children who struggle with reading (Bassette & Taber-Doughty, 2013). The purpose of...

  3. Shifting Preservice Teachers’ Views of Animal Welfare and Advocacy through a Human-Animal Relationships Course

    | Contributor(s):: Tardif-Williams, Christine Yvette, Binfet, John-Tyler, Rousseau, Camille Xinmei

  4. The Impact of Animals with Struggling Readers

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    | Contributor(s):: Jennifer Heyer

    The purpose of this thesis was to evaluate the impact that dogs have with students that struggle with reading. Several programs have been implemented where students spend time reading books to dogs. During these reading sessions, students tend to be more relaxed and confident with their...

  5. Share Reading Dogs Program

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    Share Reading Dogs Program aims to motivate and encourage students with difficulty reading. Share (Special Human-Animal Relationships in Education) involves a dog and its handler working with students in need of extra help with their reading class.

  6. Story Dogs

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    The mission of Story Dogs is to make reading fun for children, so they become confident lifelong readers. 

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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,...

  11. 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...

  12. Widening the Circle of Empathy through Humane Education: A Qualitative Study with Diverse and At-Risk Children

    | Contributor(s):: Jennie Marie Warmouth

    This study examines the socio-emotional and cognitive impact of a three-month literacy centered humane education program on one second-grade classroom of socio-culturally and linguistically diverse children using a qualitative research design. Twenty-five children, ages 7-8 years, participated in...

  13. American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians Newsletter, Volume 38 (Spring/Summer 2016)

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    Contents:President's Message, p 1Bow Wow Therapy Dogs Visit the Texas School for the Deaf to Help Raise Funds and Visibility for a Grand Cause, p 2Involving Children in the End-of-Life Process of a Pet Teaches Them about Compassionately Caring for Others, p 3Editorial Note, p 4How Classroom...

  14. 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

  15. Indirect (dog) therapy [Letter to the Editor]

    | Contributor(s):: Krashen, Stephen

  16. Sit, Stay, Read: Improving Literacy Skills Using Dogs!

    | Contributor(s):: Pillow-Price, Kathy

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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. 

  20. 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.