Date of Award
Master of Arts in Education
The objective of this project is to impove the social skills of troubled middle school children by teaching them humane dog care as well as the handling and training skills of dogs. The hope is to use therapy dogs as a link to the local environment and the development of environmental sensitivity; and to improve the academic status and decrease any negative behaviors displayed by these children. Includes lesson plans.
Flanagan, Linda Sue, "Using therapy dogs with troubled middle school children to improve social skills and teach environmental sensitivity" (2007). Theses Digitization Project. 3227.