PAWS for Reading is an interactive student reading program aimed at encouraging students to read aloud in a safe and positive environment without criticism. The Paws for Reading dogs have been thoroughly trained and put through several tests before they are allowed to enter the schools.
Reading is a fundamental skill students need to learn to be successful not only in school, but in life. Research has proven that reading aloud, in a safe and positive environment, helps students develop better reading skills, better self-esteem, as well as a better attitude toward learning.
PAWS for Reading is offered to OBE students by teacher and counselor recommendations. Check out our PAWS for Reading lab, Biscuit, in action: