Capstone Project (Open Access)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
This senior capstone research project investigates the benefits of children’s development when they read to dogs. Through literature review, interviews, and anonymous questionnaires, I was able to gather information proving this such as cognitive development, socio-emotional development, increase in oxytocin, and a decrease in cortisol level, among others. Results from my research yielded for more research to be done but all stated the positive impacts reading to dogs and did not mention anything that would dispute the use of dogs to benefit children’s development.
Larios, Victoria, "How Reading to Dogs Can Benefit Children’s Development" (2022). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 1317.