034 Dogs in school

People are bringing dogs into schools more than ever before. Usually, the reason deals with social aspects or social skills. Comfort dogs, for example. A lot of times, we call it canine therapy.

But do we know the effect that dogs truly have on learning? Some research suggests there are some benefits to dogs in the classroom, especially for students with disabilities.

That’s exactly what educational psychology doctoral student Katie Barton is trying to find out.