Beyond F.A.T. City - A Look Back, A Look Ahead (DVD)
A follow-up to the original 1989 best-selling Rick Lavoie video, How Difficult Can This Be? The F.A.T. City Workshop, this program underscores the frustration, anxiety and tension (F.A.T.) children with learning disabilities experience.
Lavoie's 70-minute discussion is filled with powerful insights and practical strategies on coaching and teaching, building self esteem, creating individualized education plans, imparting accountability, home schooling, parental responsibility and much more.
Beyond F.A.T. City, A Look Back, A Look Ahead has been segmented to facilitate viewer discussion during teacher in-service meetings and to serve as a gateway to discussion during parent/teacher presentations and educational workshops. The companion Viewer's Guide helps discussion leaders stimulate dialogue through a series of thought-provoking questions and commentary.
Available in DVD format.
Running time: 70 minutes
About the Author
Richard D. Lavoie, M.A., M.Ed. is a nationally-known expert on learning disabilities. He has worked in special education since 1972, as a teacher, administrator, author, and consultant. He holds three degrees in Special Education and has served as an adjunct professor or visiting lecturer at numerous universities including Syracuse, Harvard, Gallaudet, Manhattanville College, University of Alabama and Georgetown. His numerous national television appearances include CBS Morning Show, Good Morning America, ABC Evening News and Disney Channel Presents.
Rick serves as a consultant on learning disabilities to several agencies and organizations including Public Broadcasting Service, New York Times, National Center for Learning Disabilities, Girl Scouts of America, Child Magazine and WETA. He is a member of the Professional Advisor Board of the Learning Disabilities Association.