Canine-assisted reading programs for children with special educational needs: rationale and recommendations for the use of dogs in assisting learning

  title={Canine-assisted reading programs for children with special educational needs: rationale and recommendations for the use of dogs in assisting learning},
  author={Suk Chun Fung},
  journal={Educational Review},
  pages={435 - 450}
  • S. Fung
  • Published 8 August 2017
  • Psychology
  • Educational Review
Abstract A canine-assisted reading program, a form of animal-assisted intervention (AAI), is a goal-oriented program that incorporates trained animals – particularly canines – in formal human services. In recent decades, the positive effects of human–animal interaction in supporting the social, psychological, and physiological needs of humans have been expeditiously evaluated and compiled. In the field of education, there is also an emerging body of research of the effectiveness of canine… 
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