What is it like to be learning disabled in the classroom?


RickLavoieCOLOR1 Richard Lavoie, educator, author, advocate for LD students

Meet Richard Lavoie. If you don’t already know him, he is a national expert on learning differences and has been advocating on LD students for over thirty years. I’ll be blogging about his recent lecture on motivation. But first I wanted to introduce you to him by sharing my favorite video called F.A.T. City. Mr. Lavoie produced this piece with PBS a long while ago. It was really enlightening and helped me so much as my family began our journey of discovery so many years ago. If you are at the beginning of yours, please know that you are not alone.

The video below is a simulation of sorts to demonstrate the Frustration, Anxiety, and Tension that LD students feel in the classroom. It is really eye-opening. The link will take you to the first chapter and (hopefully) to the entire playlist of…

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