Promoting Humane Education Through Intermountain Therapy Animals’ R.E.A.D.® Program
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.
KeywordsHumane education Intermountain Therapy Animals (ITA) Animal-assisted therapy Therapy dogs
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