Exploring Digitalization of Animal-Assisted Reading

Daphna Golan-Shemesh, Tsippy Lotan, Yana Zadorozhnaya, Anna Zamansky, Tamar Brilant, Kira Ablamunits, Dirk van der Linden

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Animal-assisted reading is a form of animal-assisted activity where children interact with and read aloud to specially trained therapy dogs. Such activities have been shown to have positive impact on literacy skills, reading motivation and sense of empowerment and self-esteem in children. Mobile technologies and facets of engagement in digital reading are increasingly studied in the context of child learning and education. This short paper presents some first results of our ongoing study exploring potential ways in which mobile technology can be used to enhance and support animal-assisted reading activities for children.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACI'21
Subtitle of host publicationEight International Conference on Animal-Computer Interaction
Place of PublicationNew York, US
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781450385138
Publication statusPublished - 8 Nov 2021
EventACI 2021: Eighth International Conference on Animal-Computer Interaction - Virtual, Indiana University, Bloomington, United States
Duration: 9 Nov 202111 Nov 2021


ConferenceACI 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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