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F.A.T. City Class by Rick Lavoie

July 2, 2014 by Geoff Nixon

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

Geoff Nixon

About Geoff Nixon

Geoff is the founder of Gemm Learning, the parent of a child with learning difficulties, a school board member and an education researcher. He is inspired by the potential of brain plasticity to help all students become healthy, lifelong learners.

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