Rick Lavoie - Acclaimed lecturer to speak at GPRC
Acclaimed lecturer Rick Lavoie has delivered his message of information and inspiration for parents and teachers of children with learning disabilities across North America. The Human Services department at Grande Prairie Regional College is pleased to present this exceptional resource to our region on February 11, 2005.
Rick Lavoie has served as an administrator of residential programs for children with special needs since 1972. He holds three degrees in Special Education, and has served as an adjunct professor or visiting lecturer at numerous universities in the United States. His numerous national television appearances include CBS Morning Show and Good Morning America. Rick is probably best known for his videos "How Difficult Can This Be?: The F.A.T. City Workshop" and "Last One Picked; First One Picked On: The Social Implications of Learning Disabilities."
The department of Human Services, which offers instruction in Early Childhood Development, Teacher Assistant, and Disability and Community Support, has arranged for two workshop opportunities during Rick Lavoieís visit to Grande Prairie Regional College:
A Dozen Strategies that Donít Work with Learning Disabled Kids, And a Dozen that Do is a 3-hour session which will be presented in the daytime. This workshop will demonstrate numerous strategies which simply do not work, and outline twelve unique and field-tested techniques that can be used by parents and professionals to modify and improve childrenís behaviour and performance.
The Last One Picked, First One Picked On: The Social Implications of Learning Disabilities will be a 2-hour evening session. Extensive studies indicate that people with learning disabilities often lack the ability to correctly perceive social situations and utilize required social skills to react to these settings. This session is designed to assist the adult in assessing and understanding specific social skill deficits, and provide related learning strategies.
For more information or for tickets to either of these sessions, please contact the department at 780-539-2750, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Donít miss this exceptional opportunity! February 11, 2005 at Grande Prairie Regional College.