Tuesday, December 6, 2011

December 13th SEPAC Meeting "How Difficult Can This Be?"

December 13, 2011 – Georgetown SEPAC Meeting – 7:00-9pm, Penn Brook Library
Join us for a night at the movies! We will be showing an excellent DVD by Richard LaVoie on how children subjectively experience having a learning disability. 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. The movie is called, "How Difficult Can This Be?" The F.A.T. (Frustration, Anxiety and Tension) City Workshop - 70 minutes. For kids with learning disabilities, the classroom can be an intimidating place. In this workshop, Richard D. Lavoie shows why. He leads a group of parents, educators, psychologists, and children through a series of exercises that cause frustration, anxiety, and tension . . . feelings all to familiar to children with learning disabilities. By dramatizing the classroom experience so vividly, Lavoie lets us see the world through the eyes of a child. At the end of the workshop, participants discuss strategies for working more effectively with learning disabled children. Find out more at www.ricklavoie.com. We hope everyone will feel free after the movie to discuss their impressions and related thoughts. Light refreshments will be served. We invite all SEPAC members and the public to this viewing. Please call Pam Lundquist 978-352-5407 if you have any questions, or check out Georgetown SEPAC on Facebook or at www.georgetownsepac.blogspot.com.