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.
A R.E.A.D. workshop is approximately five hours.
The location of workshops in the Twin Cities is in Minneapolis.
The next workshop:
When: To be decided (This summer)
Where: Ridgedale Library, 12601 Ridgedale Dr, Minnetonka, MN 55305
How To Register