Success through Snuggles
Updated: Jun 5, 2018
Four students were tested both with and without the presence of a therapy dog on Complete Letter Sounds (CLS) and Whole Words Read (WWR). In both tests each student showed an increase in literacy while in the presence of the canine therapy dog.
To us, this test quantifies the progress that we as volunteers see each day with the children that we work with. Before our very eyes their confidence grows, they become less shy and more calm and read with amazing fluency to the dogs. The dogs enjoy the interaction, the stories and the most of all the snuggles,
We look forward to working with another group of Westtown Thornbury kindergarteners next year!