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Published on April 8th, 2014 | by admin

Amazing tails: canine assisted reading

Dr Holly Lane is an Associate Professor in the School of Special Education, School Psychology and Early Childhood Studies at the University of Florida’s College of Education. Her research focuses on literacy intervention and prevention of reading difficulties through effective early literacy instruction and teacher education. Holly’s first observations as a classroom teacher with her own dog, Floyd, led her to notice how dogs helped to motivate students. Fast forward to now, and she’s getting the opportunity to research the growing field of canine-assisted reading programs, with promising future directions.

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Links:
Holly Lane: University of Florida Profile

Lane, H. B., & Zavada, S. D. (2013). When Reading Gets Ruff: Canine‐Assisted Reading Programs.
The Reading Teacher, 67(2): 87-95.

Holly Lane | University of Florida
Related Publications:
Friesen, L. (2010). Potential for the role of school-based animal-assisted literacy mentoring programsLanguage and Literacy12(1): 21-37.

Smith, C. S. (2009). An Analysis and Evaluation of Sit Stay Read: Is the Program Effective in Improving Student Engagement and Reading Outcomes?. EdD Dissertation. National Louis University.

Going to the Dogs: Can a canine help your child learn to read? Psychology Today

Photo: Steven Pam | Smartshots Photography




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