Wednesday Lunch Hour - When Reading Gets Ruff: Understanding the Literacy Experience of Children Engaged in a Canine-Assisted Reading Program

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Noon - 12:50 pm
Genrich-Rusling Room, LeChase 215

What happens when children read with therapy dogs? And, how does participating in a canine-assisted reading program change the way children read? These are the research questions that guided Emily Perkins' dissertation research study. Emily Perkins' talk will discuss her research findings, and illustrate how introducing therapy dogs as literacy mentors in an educational context can change the teaching paradigm, and help students engage in non-threatening and enjoyable literacy activities.

Emily Perkins is a Ph.D. candidate in Teaching, Curriculum & Change at the Warner School of Education.

A light lunch will be served. Food will be available at 11:45 am. The program will begin promptly at noon.

Tags: Reading/Literacy, therapy dogs, Warner Wednesday Talk