National Therapy Pet Associations
Love on a Leash (This is our national organization)
Therapy Dogs International
Therapy Dogs Inc.
Reading Programs with Pets
Reading with Rover
Sit Stay Read
Research on Therapy Pets and Reading Programs
"What Are All These Dogs Doing at School? Using Therapy Dogs to Promote Children's Reading Practice." Childhood Education, Spring, 2005, by Mary Renck Jalongo.
"Therapy Dogs." by Julie M. Jacobs, 2010.
"Research Shows That Therapy Dogs Give Alzheimer's Patients Relief from "Sundown Syndrome." University of Nebraska Medical Center, 1999.
"Perceptions of the Impact of Pet Therapy." Therapy Dogs, International, 1996.
"Animal Assisted Therapy in Counseling and School Settings." by Cynthia Chandler, 2001.
"Animal Assisted Therapy." American Human Association, 2010
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