8-Year-Old Boy with Autism Now Loves Books Thanks To New Dog

When Gemma Cook bought two Dalmatians years ago, she couldn't have imagined the dogs would change her son's life.

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"He gets stressed because he struggles to read and write," Cook, says. Cook's 8-year-old son, Keaton, has autism. He's struggled to read aloud for a while and the sight of a book would cause him to have a meltdown. In a video captured last month, the family's dogs, sit quietly as Keaton reads to them out loud.

8-Year-Old Boy with Autism Now Loves Books Thanks To New Dog

When Gemma Cook bought two Dalmatians years ago, she couldn't have imagined the dogs would change her son's life. "He gets stressed because he struggles to read and write," Cook, says. Cook's 8-year-old son, Keaton, has autism. He's struggled to read aloud for a while and the sight of a book would cause him to have a meltdown.