Lending A Paw

Why would anyone want to read to a dog? In 2000, a study was done at the Bennion Elementary School in Salt Lake City, Utah, to examine the benefits of providing a dog-assisted reading program. The study consisted of ten children ranging in age from 5 to 9 years old who were reading below their grade level. Each student read once a week for 20 minutes with a dog. At the end of the 13-month study, each child’s reading score …


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