Nationally Recognized Authority on Learning Differences Presents Two Workshops on Motivation and Parenting
Rick Lavoie Speaks to Local Teachers and Parents on Preparing Students for Success in the Classroom and in Life
San Diego, CA, February 17, 2010 - On Tuesday, March 23, Fusion Academy and Learning Center and Lexis Preparatory School San Diego will host nationally known expert and motivational speaker Rick Lavoie at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla (700 Prospect Street). In two different workshops, Mr. Lavoie will inspire, enlighten and empower teachers and parents with solutions to classroom motivation and family communication.
For more than 35 years, Mr. Lavoie has been an administrator of residential programs for children with learning differences such as Dyslexia and ADHD, but is probably best known for his award-winning 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." He currently serves as a consultant to the National Center for Learning Disabilities and has delivered the Keynote Addresses for the three major special needs advocacy organizations in the United States - Learning Disabilities Association, Council for Exceptional Children and Children with Attention Deficit Disorder.
"Rick Lavoie has been instrumental in helping educators and parents recognize ineffective methods and adopt life-changing tools to help them work with adolescents and teens," said Michelle Rose Gilman, founder of Fusion Academy and Learning Center. "Workshop attendees will find Rick's insights useful in maximizing academic, social and personal development."
From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on March 23, Mr. Lavoie will present, "The Motivation Breakthrough: 6 Secrets to Turning On the Tuned-Out Child." Though open to parents, this workshop is oriented to local educators and professionals who work with children with learning differences. Mr. Lavoie will begin with an exploration of common misconceptions and ineffective strategies related to student motivation and then discuss strategies to enable teachers (and parents) to motivate students.
Mr. Lavoie will welcome local parents and professionals to a second workshop from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. entitled "Parenting Strategies That Don't Work...and Some That Do." During this workshop, Mr. Lavoie will examine parenting strategies that are simply ineffective (punishment, reward systems, etc.). He will then demonstrate and discuss alternative strategies that have proven effective in improving behavior and enhancing family communication and cooperation.
About Lexis Preparatory School San Diego
Lexis Preparatory School San Diego is a new K - 8th-grade college-prep private school providing a customized, high-quality learning experience for children with Dyslexia, ADHD and other learning differences. A member of American Education Group's (AEG) expanding network of private college-prep schools, Lexis Preparatory School is modeled after AEG's highly respected and successful Tampa Day School. For more information on Lexis Preparatory School San Diego, visit www.LexisPrepSanDiego.com.