It would be great to have you join us in this exciting and heartwarming program, Reading Education Assistance Dogs! While the program name refers to dogs, most registered therapy animals can participate and help improve children's reading skills.
You can learn more about the Reading Education Assistance Dogs program by participating in a R.E.A.D. workshop. All workshops are conducted in small groups by Nancy Brooks, a licensed R.E.A.D. instructor.
The workshop participants do not need to be registered as a therapy team at the time of the R.E.A.D. training, but they will need to be registered before they begin volunteering and when they apply for R.E.A.D. membership. This workshop is also appropriate for reading specialists that are looking to establish a reading program and want to understand more about how the program works
What You Will Learn
In the workshop you will learn how to:
This is a fast paced, information packed class for humans only. The emphasis is on what you need to know for a successful reading program; it is not a hands-on class of teaching your animal specific skills.
The cost for the workshop, which includes the training manual, is $79. Mention R.E.A.D. Dogs MN and any workshops held in the Twin Cities are $69.
The workshop begins at noon and runs until 5pm.
The location of workshops in the Twin Cities is in Minneapolis.
Click here for the dates of the workshops.
How To Register
Send your name, address, email address, and a check at least ten days before the workshop date (this allows enough time to order a manual for you).
Make the check payable to R.E.A.D.
R.E.A.D. Dogs MN
PO Box 41652
Minneapolis, MN 55441
Be sure to include your email address so a confirmation and any additional details can be sent to you.
If you have any ideas or questions about the workshop, contact Nancy.
Thank you! Just think about the impact we can make with children by connecting with them through our animals in this wonderful program!