School uses therapy dogs to help students gain reading skills

11/15/2009 | Orange County Register (Santa Ana, Calif.), The

At The Prentice School for students with learning disabilities in California, teachers are having students read to therapy animals through a program designed to help improve students' literacy skills. Created 10 years ago, Reading Education Assistance Dogs -- READ -- helps students overcome their inhibitions about reading. "The kids are not really aware that they're reading anymore," said a parent who suggested the school use the program.

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