Skip Navigation

Reading Labs

Reading Labs is an innovative educational program where recipients and their Assistance Dogs visit schools to help students with reading difficulties.

Reading LabsThe program gives children the opportunity to improve their reading skills, as well as gain confidence and self-esteem by reading out loud to an Assistance Dog, in a relaxed, fun and less threatening environment.

The recipients involved in the program are just as important as their Assistance Dogs, helping children with unfamiliar words and enhancing comprehension skills by getting children to explain what is happening in the story to the dog. Recipients involved in the program are given an opportunity to contribute meaningfully to the community while sharing the unique personality and skills of their amazing Assistance Dogs.

Australian Charity Awards