PI043: Reading Education Assistance Dogs: Exploring Literacy Programs in School Settings

Description:

With the growing emphasis on assessment and learning outcomes in public school systems, educators continue to look for supplemental programming that can assist students in meeting learning goals. R.E.A.D is a literacy support program that has the goal of improving literacy skills in students with a non-traditional intervention that includes students reading to a therapy dog. This “Participant Information Exchange” will provide an opportunity to learn more about the possible applications of Canine Assisted Education.

Speaker(s):

Kirby Wycoff, Worcester State University, Worcester , MA; Cindy Knowlton, R.E.A.D. Director, National Capital Therapy Dogs, Inc., Columbia, MD