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More Studies on the Benefits of Therapy Dogs

More Studies on the Benefits of Therapy Dogs

To read more studies supporting the many benefits of therapy dogs, both physically and psychologically, here are some other great sources of information:

Friesen, L. (2012). Animal-assisted literacy learning as carnival: A Bakhtinian analysis. The International Journal of Learning, 18(3),305-324.


Friesen, L. & Delisle, E. (2012, March/April). Animal-assisted literacy: A supportive environment for constrained and unconstrained learning. Childhood Education International, 102-107.


Friesen, L. (2010). Animals in children’s literature: A powerful motivator for literacy learning. Focus on Elementary:Association for Childhood Education International, 22(2), 1-7.


Friesen, L. (2009). Exploring animal-assisted programs with children in school and therapeutic contextsEarly Childhood Education Journal, 37(4), 261-267.


Friesen, L. (2009). How a therapy dog may inspire student literacy engagement in the elementary language arts classroom. [Special issue.] LEARNing Landscapes, 3(1), 105-122.

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