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.
|Title of host publication||ACI 2021 - 8th International Conference on Animal-Computer Interaction|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 27 Jul 2021|
|Event||ACI 2021: Eighth International Conference on Animal-Computer Interaction - Virtual, Indiana University, Bloomington, United States|
Duration: 9 Nov 2021 → 11 Nov 2021
|Period||9/11/21 → 11/11/21|