Reading to dogs transformed life of boy with dyslexia
A Dogs Helping Kids scheme in North Devon, which aims to help children learn to read by practising aloud with dogs, has transformed the life of a boy with dyslexia. Aged nine, Finn Swanson was diagnosed as having dyslexic traits last year, and was a reluctant reader, which was impacting on his progress and confidence.
However, since he began reading to Dexter, a shih tzu/poodle cross, and Kym, a cavalier King Charles/poodle cross, Finn's teachers have seen a transformation in him. Special educational needs co-ordinator, Naomi Jeffries, says: "He's a completely different child."