School Programs and English Tutoring with a happy assistant.
Teachers often ask us to send them information about what Canine Comprehension does so I thought I would give you a quick run down.
What is Canine Comprehension?
English tutoring able to offer a unique and fun approach to children's literacy. We use Animal Assisted trained Therapy dogs to assist in the learning experience, creating lessons that kids enjoy and remember.
What the kids get out of it:
What we offer schools:
All our interactions focuses on measurable learning goals (previously discussed with the teacher) that are achieved when we use a dog as a tool to encourage a positive attitude to school and motivate students to learn. Sometimes the dogs are available to pat and wag their tail, sometimes they are demonstrating a trick to help teach kids about how we learn, other times they are encouraging quiet time through doggie massage and matching our breathing techniques.
Whole Class Activities
This is an opportunity for students to work at their literacy skills with a friendly and motivated teaching professional and AAT literacy dog.
Sarah, in conjunction with the classroom teacher plans a lesson which focuses on improving literacy, while using the dogs to encourage positive attitude to their studies. Lesson ideas are: reading out loud, tips to improve NAPLAN, comprehension guidance, brainstorming, writing an essay and planning your schedule.
Small Group Activities
Sarah and a Canine Coach is able to work with small groups to reach students who struggle in larger settings. Sarah is able to maintain a dialogue with students, often using the Literacy Dogs as an easy starting point to conversation and adapt the learning activities as needed in response to students’ reactions, comments, or difficulties.
This is a special opportunity for students to see the dogs at their goofy best! Minnie loves to shake hands and cuddle, while Oscar enjoys showing off his new tricks. This is also a time that we ensure everyone has a friend to play with. We have seen an increase in basic communication skills and manners when the canine coaches are part of the lunch time fun.
If you would like to know more, please explore our website.
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