Nantucket Magazine: Dogged

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May 21, 2014
Founder of Institute’s Reading Education Assistance Dog program expands her work in Nantucket

READ, which stands for Reading Education Assistance Dog, encourages children of varying abilities to read to a therapy dog. “It’s something else,” Greenberg says of witnessing the bond between the child and the canine. “You can feel the joy and love. And the silliness of it matters. Parents disappear; specialists disappear. It’s just the pure joy of reading with an extra benefit of a dog in your lap as part of the journey.” So instead of a scolding teacher or a demanding parent looking over their shoulders, kids have a warm-eyed dog listening to them read without judgment. Read more.

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