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RESEARCH ARTICLES

leRoux, Marieanna C., Leslie Swartz and Estelle Swart (2014). The Effect of an Animal-Assisted Reading Program on the Reading Rate, Accuracy and Comprehension of Grade 3 Students: A Randomized Control Study, in Child Youth Care Forum, 43L655-673. 

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Canine Visitors: The Influence of Therapy Dogs on Young Children's Learning and Well-Being in Classrooms and Hospitals

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Lane, H. B., Zavada, S.D. (2013). When Reading Gets Ruff: Canine-Assisted Reading Programs. The Reading Teacher,  International Reading Association, Vol 67, Issue 2.


Friesen, L. (2013). The Gifted Child as Cheetah: A Unique Animal-Assisted Literacy Program. The Latham Letter, Vol. XXXIV, No. 1, pp. 6-10, Winter 2013. VIEW PDF


Shaw, Donita Massengill (2013). Man's Best Friend as a Reading Facilitator. The Reading Teacher (publication of the International Reading Association), Vol. 66, Issue 5, pp. 365-371. www.reading.org VIEW PDF


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 contexts. Early 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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READING SCORE REPORTS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

TALES of JOY R.E.A.D. Program. Final Data Report for the 2014 to 2015 School Year VIEW PDF

TALES of JOY R.E.A.D. Program. Final Data Report for the 2013 to 2014 School Year VIEW PDF

TALES of JOY R.E.A.D. Program. Final Data Report for the 2012 to 2013 School Year. VIEW PDF

TALES of JOY R.E.A.D. Program. Final Data Report for the 2011 to 2012 School Year. VIEW PDF

Eastside Elementary School, Senoia, GA First Grade READing Paws program. Assessment Report for 2011 to 2012 School Year. VIEW PDF

TALES of JOY R.E.A.D. Program. Final Data Report for the 2010 to 2011 School Year VIEW PDF

Eastside Elementary School, Senoia, GA First Grade Readiing Paws Participants for the 2010 to 2011 School Year VIEW PDF

Dr. J. Edgar Davey School, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada 2/2010 to 6/2010 VIEW PDF

TALES of JOY R.E.A.D. Program. Data Report for the 2009 to 2010 School Year VIEW PDF

Los Robles Elementary R.E.A.D. Program. Porterville, California, 02/2009 to 05/2009 VIEW PDF

Glendale Elementary School, Glendale, Arizona 2009 VIEW PDF

TALES of JOY R.E.A.D. Program. Data Report for the 2008 to 2009 School Year VIEW PDF

Sabal Point Elementary School in Longwood FL. Charting Results. Words Per Minute School Year 2008 to 2009 VIEW PDF

Spring Ford Intermediate School R.E.A.D. Program. Gilbertsville, PA 10/2007 to 05/2008 VIEW PDF

TALES of JOY R.E.A.D. Program. Data Report for the 2007 to 2008 School Year VIEW PDF

Documentation for the 2006 to 2007 School Year VIEW PDF

Project R.E.A.D. Metro Nashville Schools, DRA Scores 2005 to 2006 VIEW PDF

Hawthorne Elementary School R.E.A.D. Results Kearney, MO 2005 to 2006 TALES of JOY R.E.A.D.

Pilot Program Data Results VIEW PDF

Bennion Elementary School Pilot Project 3/2000 to 6/2001 VIEW PDF