WMSN FOX 47
 

FOX 47 - Health News


MADISON (WMSN) -- For the past several years, some cute canines have been present in classrooms across the country. But this isn't show 'n tell.


These animals have a much more serious job: They're helping struggling readers in the classroom.


"Confidence means bravery, you don't get so nervous," said Cole, a student at the Atlanta Speech School.


Cole and his fellow 3rd graders are working on confidence when reading to others - with the help of a dog named Ernie.


"Whenever I read to him, I think of him as a normal person," said Cole.


The students attend the Atlanta Speech School. They are part of the read program, designed for children who are struggling readers. Read stands for for reading education assistance dogs. For 5 years, Ernie and his owner have helped dyslexic kids conquer their reading disability.


"Any child doesn't want to let down his or her parents or some other audience, they can become very nervous," said Comer Yates, Executive Director of Atlanta Speech School.



The director of the school says kids this age are at a pivotol point.


"Third graders are going from learning to read. Learning the mechanics of reading to now reading to learn. They're reading more complex text and reading stories to be able to understand and share those stories," said Yates.

For more information on how to be connected to a program here in Wisconsin Click Here.
Special canine program helps children read

Video List

Sun. - Fri. on FOX 47 News at 9!

Top Health Headlines (foxnews.com)

Mom's proud picture of 'flabby' bikini body goes viral
"I have stretch marks and I wear a bikini."

British Ebola patient cured after experimental treatment
A 25-year-old British military nurse who was the first person in the world to be treated for Ebola with the experimental drug MIL 77 was discharged from hospital on Friday, London's Royal Free Hospital said.

How to achieve a healthy pregnancy with HIV
Since 2008, pregnant women in the United States have been required to undergo screening for HIV as part of their routine prenatal care. The screening, implemented by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), should be done as early in the pregnancy as possible, and again when the patient reaches the third trimester. It […]

Dad eats pot brownies, thinks he has a stroke
A Michigan man thought he was having a stroke after eating brownies his daughter had baked— that turned out to be laced with marijuana, USA Today reported.

Oklahoma star braces for Sweet 16 -- with bullet lodged in shoulder
Buddy Hield, Oklahoma’s star guard, recalled he was home in Freeport, Bahamas, when he heard the news.

Advertise with us!

Tonight on FOX 47

12:00pm FOX 47 Movie: "When In Rome"
2:00pm Paid Program
3:00pm Ring of Honor Wrestling
4:00pm Big Bang Theory
4:30pm
Big Bang Theory
5
:00pm Two and a Half Men
5:30pm Two and a Half Men
6:00pm Monopoly Millionaires Club
7:00pm Backstrom
8:00pm
Sleepy Hollow
9:00pm FOX 47 News at 9
9:30pm Paid Program
10:00pm Animation Domination
11:00pm Ring of Honor Wrestling


Complete FOX 47 Schedule

To FOX.com

Advertise with us!
IE6 Float Fix