F.A.T--Frustration, Anxiety, Tension-- Three all-too-familiar feelings for the families of children with learning disabilities. It is the basis for a 1987 workshop simulating the children's daily experiences. Richard Lavoie, creator of the original F.A.T. City Workshop, reviews the history and philosophy of the project, the major trends and issues in the field of learning disabilities since 1987, and the challenges ahead for parents and educators.
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.