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Beyond F.A.T. City: A Look Back, A Look Ahead
Beyond FAT City A Look Back A Look Ahead
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Educational, Documentary
NR     2005     1hr 30min

Studio: Pbs Release Date: 05/06/2009 Run time: 90 minutes


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Creator: Richard Lavoie
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Parenting & Childcare, Television, Educational, Documentary
Studio: Pbs (Direct)
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 03/02/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
Subtitles: Spanish

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Should be required viewing for teachers and parents of LD st
College Professor | USA | 08/14/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Richard Lavoie explains the world of LD students in ways that help parents and teachers to understand the Frustration, Anxiety, and Tension that dominate their school days. As a teacher with a LD son, I have found this to be a valuable resource for me to help my son at home and I've shared this with my son's school as well since all too often I hear "If he'd just pay attention, he'd do better." Well...that's tough to do when you have a processing problem and are still on Step 1 or 2 and the teacher's gone on to Step 8 already. It's really helped my son to understand that he just learns differently and how how to ask for what he needs to help him learn."
FAT City revisited
Alis Headlam | Vermont | 11/03/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was pleased to find some new information as well as to revisit what was originally in the FAT City video. Richard Lavoie amazes me in that he has a mantra that doesn't change over the years, but feels as fresh as the first time that I watched FAT City. I use the original video with as many teachers and teachers-in training as I can. I am never disappointed by their oohs and aahs as they either find something that lights a bulb for them or brings out an experience. This is the finest work on learning disabilities that I have ever come across. I recommend both the original and the follow-up for those who want to understand learning disabilities.

I am a teacher educator both in the US and abroad.

Excellent for parents with LD kids
Astrid E. Norton | Brisbane, Australia | 09/03/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As a parent of 2 LD kids, I found this follow up DVD full of very useful, current information. The knowledge that I gained has given me a deeper understanding of my kids, and will allow me to help them in the future."
A terrific approach to a child with learning disabilities
joshsmom | 04/28/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"My son's psychiatrist recommended this video for us to view. It made me cry to view how my son may view the world, and learning in general. I would recommen it for every parent and educator who has to help a child with a learning disability."