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Therapy Dogs Help Young Readers

July 23rd, 2010 No comments

collieSan Diego County, CA libraries have gone to the dogs. All in the name of literacy. Twice a month at the the La Mesa branch, a collie named Sunny, who is a certified therapy dog, visits the library with his handler, Gloria Laube, and listens to children read. An article posted on the American Libraries Magazine website reports that Sunny and Laube are participants in the Read to Your Breed program, which offers assistance and encouragement to kids who struggle with reading. The handler, who has created her own website ( to promote therapy dog reading programs, is a true believer in the efficacy of these canine programs. “The use of trained therapy dogs in reading programs can result in children who feel comfortable reading out loud, read more often, attempt more difficult books, and actually look forward to reading,” states the website.
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