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Remedial Reading Going to the Dogs?

A shaggy dog story of a very good kind.

WHEN SCHOOL CHILDREN in Rocky Hill, CT, have reading problems to overcome, they now spend time reading to dogs like Gulliver instead of in remedial reading classes that may impart a stigma. Gulliver, a 160-pound, unflappable Newfoundland who loves to listen to stories looks more like a bear than a dog. "In fact," says Janet Massey, a retired teacher and Gulliver's owner, "kids want to know if he's a bear-and if he bites." (No and no.) … Back to Article

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