Study Says Dogs Can Help Children Learn to Read – ABC News

Add this to the long list of how dogs contribute to our lives:

“A study this year by researchers at the University of California, Davis confirmed that children who read to Fido really do perform better. Young students who read out loud to dogs improved their reading skills by 12 percent over the course of a 10-week program, while children in the same program who didn’t read to dogs showed no improvement.

Therapy Dogs Provide Comfort to Students

The positive effects of the concept are seen firsthand at the East Norwalk Library in East Norwalk, Conn. where students read to dogs as part of the “D2R2″ program. The specially-trained therapy dogs are accompanied by their handlers, and the kids clearly love it.”

via Study Says Dogs Can Help Children Learn to Read – ABC News.

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