Therapy dog ​​helps Eastern High School students read struggling

A local high school is pulling all stops to help students deal with their fear of reading aloud. Louisville’s Eastern High School is using a therapy dog ​​called the Omni to help comfort students through their reading struggles. He recently spent some time in Emily Kolb’s ninth grade reading class. Kolb says she has been using the dog therapy program for about four years. According to Kolb, this helps ease some students’ anxiety about reading aloud in class. reading independently at school,” Kolb says. “You’re sitting quietly, and natural reading doesn’t look like it when you read for pleasure. So, one thing I want to show them is that you can relax and be comfortable and make it a fun experience–assignment.” Omni is part of “Pause with Purpose,” which is a non-profit organization that uses assistance dogs to help improve the lives of individuals with disabilities. You can read more about that organization here.

A local high school is pulling all stops to help students deal with their fear of reading aloud.

Eastern High School in Louisville is using a therapy dog ​​called the Omni to help comfort students through their reading struggles.

He recently spent some time in Emily Kolb’s ninth grade reading class. Kolb says she has been using the dog therapy program for about four years.

According to Kolb, this helps ease some students’ anxiety about reading aloud in class.

“It’s a way for them to enjoy reading at times when they’re studying independently in school,” says Kolb. “You’re sitting quietly, and it’s not what natural reading looks like when you read for pleasure. So, one thing I want to show them is that you can relax and be comfortable and do it. Can create a fun experience–the workload.”

Omni is part of “Pause With Purpose,” a non-profit organization that uses assistance dogs to help improve the lives of individuals with disabilities.

You can read more about that organization here.