F.A.T. City Class by Rick Lavoie

F.A.T. City Video Excerpts

Reading Out Loud

How the page looks to a struggling reader

Frustration. Anxiety. Tension.

Rick Lavoie holds a class to show a group of teachers how the world looks from the struggling student’s point of view. This is possibly the single most compelling video ever made to help parents see truly how difficult their child’s day is.


If you would like to buy the DVD, it is called “How Difficult Can This Be?: F.A.T. City Workshop.” There have been a couple of follow-up DVD’s also. Here’s an Amazon link to the first video:
Amazon link to F.A.T. City DVD

About Geoff Nixon

Geoff Nixon is the founder of Gemm Learning. He saw the power of cognitive software when Fast ForWord helped his son with language and reading. Looking at the intervention alternatives for his son, he saw information was hard to get, evaluations were traumatic and cost a fortune, and that most recommendations were instruction based -- they did not address the underlying issues. This was the spark for Gemm Learning, started in Westchester, NY in late 2005.