Promoting Humane Education Through Intermountain Therapy Animals’ R.E.A.D.® Program

Chapter
Part of the Educating the Young Child book series (EDYC, volume 8)

Abstract

The Reading Education Assistance Dogs® (R.E.A.D.) program, a literacy support model utilizing therapy animals to help children develop their reading and communication skills, presents many ongoing, if informal, opportunities to promote humane concepts and behaviors. Key is the establishment of secure, trusted relationships and ongoing exposure to positive role models.

Keywords

Humane education Intermountain Therapy Animals (ITA) Animal-assisted therapy Therapy dogs 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Intermountain Therapy AnimalsSalt Lake CityUSA

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