What is a Reading Therapy Dog? A Reading Therapy Dog is a dog with an outstanding temperament that serves as a friendly and non-judgmental reading buddy for students. Our Reading Therapy Dog's name is Deiter and he has been coming to volunteer in my classroom for 4 years in a row!
Reading Therapy Dog CertificationDeiter and his wonderful family, the Setzers, are certified by Therapy Dogs International (TDI).
Find Out More!You can find out more about Reading Therapy Dogs and watch a short video on the TDI website.
Why use a Reading Therapy Dog?Reading Therapy Dogs are extremely useful in the classroom. Reading Therapy Dogs help young readers build confidence, become more comfortable, and become extremely EXCITED about reading!
I wrote my master's thesis on Reading Therapy Dogs and young readers with Autism. Click below to read it!