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Official R.E.A.D. training is offered periodically by Licensed R.E.A.D. Instructors:

Sarah Ellis



Kim Jameson:


Organization: Burns Pet Nutrition Foundation.

Program Name: Burns by Your Side

Contact Name: Carol Lincoln

Counties: Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Swansea in Wales

Country: United Kingdom



Notes: Burns by Your Side aims to improve children's communication, reading and literacy levels by encouraging schoolchildren to read aloud to specially trained volunteer dog teams. Burns Pet Nutrition Foundation is currently working to establish R.E.A.D and Burns by Your Side programs at schools, special needs units and libraries throughout South Wales in the United Kingdom.

The ITA R.E.A.D. program is touching hearts across the nation. The following is a partial list of R.E.A.D. Affiliate Programs, Regional Workshops, and individual R.E.A.D teams. It is our hope that this list will help put R.E.A.D. teams in contact with programs and workshops in their area. If you would like to add your program to this list please send an email to the National R.E.A.D. Coordinator at the ITA office (

States ending in
have programs hosting regional workshops. Also, many R.E.A.D. instructors are willing to travel. Please feel free to contact one of them about setting up a workshop specifically designed for your group.