News Release

Author of The Motivation Breakthrough Coming to Trinity

Rick Lavoie, M.A., M.Ed., author of The Motivation Breakthrough: 6 Secrets of Turning On the Tuned-Out Child, will be speaking on Saturday, February 28 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Ozinga Chapel Auditorium. Admission is free.

Drawing on years of experience, Lavoie offers information and inspiration for parents and teachers of children with learning disabilities. Lavoie has delivered his message to over 500,000 parents and professionals throughout North America. He will sign copies of his books following the presentation.

Lavoie has served as an administrator of residential programs for children with special needs since 1972, and he has taught and lectured at numerous universities including Syracuse, Harvard, and Georgetown.  He has also appeared on national television programs including the CBS Morning Show, Good Morning America, and the ABC Evening News. Currently, Lavoie serves as a consultant on learning and disabilities and is a member of the Professional Advisory Board of the Learning Disabilities Association.

For more information, contact Dr. Patti Powell, associate professor of education, at 708.239.4843.

This event is sponsored by the Alexander De Jong Center for Special Education


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