How a Therapy Dog May Inspire Student Literacy Engagement in the Elementary Language Arts Classroom

  • Lori Friesen University of Alberta
Keywords: literacy, animal assisted theraphy, theraphy dog, engagement, elementary, languag earts classroom, literacy activities

Abstract

In this article, I discuss theoretical possibilities for the inclusion of therapy dogs in the elementary language arts classroom, particularly which may inspire students otherwise reluctant to engage in literacy activities. I incorporate Guthrie and colleagues’ work in engagement into research in Animal Assisted Therapy with children to posit a revised theory of engagement.

Published
2009-03-01
How to Cite
FriesenL. (2009). How a Therapy Dog May Inspire Student Literacy Engagement in the Elementary Language Arts Classroom. LEARNing Landscapes, 3(1), 105-122. https://doi.org/10.36510/learnland.v3i1.320