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Dr. Rick Freeze, B.A., B.Ed., M.A., Ph.D., is a professor of Inclusive Education in the Administration, Foundations, and Psychology Department of the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba.

Dr. Rick Freeze

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Dr. Rick Freeze, B.A., B.Ed., M.A., Ph.D., is a professor of Inclusive Education in the Administration, Foundations, and Psychology Department of the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba. Over the years, Rick has worked as an elementary and a secondary classroom teacher, a special educator, a school principal, educational psychologist, researcher, and professor.

Today, Rick teaches inclusive education courses in the after degree (B.Ed.), graduate, (M.Ed. & Ph.D.), and professional development (P.B.D.E.) programs of the Faculty of Education.

Rick has investigated and written about a variety of inclusive and special education topics including: precision reading, consultation and collaboration, resource teacher programs, inclusive schooling, promoting responsible behaviour, student self-determination, differentiating instruction and assessment, and the transition from school to work and post-secondary education for students with intellectual disabilities.

He has written books, book chapters, journal articles, research reports, and curricula on these and related topics. He has presented at academic and professional conferences in the U.S.A., the U.K., Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, and Canada. Rick has worked extensively with schools, communities, and disability groups in the areas of research and professional development. He has presented papers and conducted workshops in all parts of Canada, in the U.S.A., and overseas on a wide variety of inclusive and special education topics including Precision Reading. Rick is married and has a daughter in graduate school at university.

 

Research Chapters, Articles and Reports


Research studies into the effectiveness of Precision Reading, with various student populations in a variety of educational settings, have been carried out by university-school research teams.

  • Freeze, T.B., Freeze, R. & Lutfiyya, Z.M. (2015). Attending University: An Emerging Pathway to Valued Employment and Social Participation for Young Adults with Intellectual, Developmental and Multiple Disabilities. In American Association on Individuals with Developmental Disabilities (Ed), Way Leads on to Way. Washington, DC: American Association on Individuals with Developmental Disabilities. 

  • Freeze, D.R. (2015). Consultation, Collaboration, Community Partnerships, and Student Diversity. In J. W. Andrews & J. L. Lupart (Eds.), Diversity Education: Understanding and Addressing Student Diversity. Toronto, ON: Nelson Education.

  • Colp, M. & Tackaberry, K. (January 5-9, 2013). Examining the Effectiveness of Precision Reading for Children with Reading Disabilities in Elementary and Middle School. Paper presented at the Eleventh Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

  • Dosdall, E. (2007, May). Report on Education from the Deputy Minister of Education. British Columbia Education.

  • Andras, L. (2006). Precision reading: A new literacy approach for ESL students in Mainstream classrooms. TESL Manitoba Journal, 21(3), 7-12.
  • Freeze, D. R. (2006). Precision Reading: New hope for struggling readers. Journal off the International Association of Special Education, 7(1), 36-46.
  • Freeze, D. R. & Cook, P. (2005). Learning to read against all odds: Using Precision Reading to enhance literacy in students with cognitive impairments, extreme academic deficits, and severe social, emotional, and psychiatric problems. Exceptionality Education Canada, 15(1), 79-109.
  • Freeze, D. R. (2002). Precision Reading with below average readers in a senior high school. Research Report, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.
  • Updike, M & Freeze, D. R. (2001). Precision reading: Improving reading for students with learning disabilities. International Journal of Practical Approaches to Disability, 25 (2) 15-21.
  • Freeze, D. R. (2000). Precision Reading with nonreaders and reluctant and low achieving readers in an elementary school. Research Report, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

Research reports and articles are available from:

Dr. Rick Freeze, Professor

Inclusive Special Education
Faculty of Education
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
R3T 2N2

P: (204) 257-9905 (Precision Reading office)
P: (204) 474-6904 (university office)
F: (204) 474-7564
Rick.Freeze@umanitoba.ca

Conference Presentations


Some of the workshops and conferences where Dr. Rick Freeze has presented in recent years are listed below.

  • Freeze, R. (2015). Reflections on a decade of university inclusion for students with intellectual, developmental and multiple disabilities. Paper presented at the Fourteenth Biennial Conference of the International Association of Special Education, June 21-25, 2015, University of Lower Silesia, Wroclaw, Poland.
  • Freeze, R. (2015, May 1). Precision Reading. Paper presented to educators of South East Cornerstone School Division, Weyburn, SK.
  • Freeze, R. (2015, March 19). Precision Reading. Paper presented to educators in Student Support Services at John McInnis Centre, Prince George, BC.
  • Ong, C. & Freeze, R (Aug., 2014). Precision Reading in English as a Foriegn Language. Paper presented at Asia Teachers of English as a Foreign Language Conference, Borneo Convention Centre, Kuching, Sarawak (Borneo), Malaysia
  • Freeze, R. (2014, March). Precision Reading. Paper presented at Vincent Massey Collegiate, Pembina Trails School Division, Winnipeg, MB, Canada.Precision Reading. Paper presented at Kanai Board of Education, Cardston, AB, Canada.
  • Colp, M. & Tackaberry, K. (January, 2013). Examining the Effectiveness of Precision Reading for Children with Reading Disabilities in Elementary and Middle School. Paper presented at the Eleventh Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
  • Freeze, R. (2013, March) Precision Reading. Paper presented at Kanai Board of Education, Cardston, AB, Canada.
  • Freeze, R. (2013, October). Precision Reading. Paper presented to the Adult Secondary Education Council at the Special Area Groups of Educators (SAGE) Conference, Winnipeg, MB, Canada.
  • Freeze, R. (2012, October). Precision Reading. Paper presented to the Adult Secondary Education Council at the Special Area Groups of Educators (SAGE) Conference, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
  • Freeze, R. (2012, August). Precision Reading. Paper presented at Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic School Division, Leduc, AB, Canada.
  • Freeze, R. (2012). Reading in the Content Areas. Paper presented at Central Alberta Regional Consortium, Red Deer, AB, Canada.
  • Freeze, R. (2011, April). Reading in the Content Areas. Paper presented at the West Coast Literacy Symposium in Port Alberni, BC, Canada.
  • Freeze, R. (2010, Nov.). Precision Reading. A presentation to PBDE students, Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB
  • Freeze, D.R. (Dec. 2009). Precision Reading. Christ the Redeemer Catholic Schools. Canmore, Alberta, Canada.
  • Freeze, D.R. (Oct. 2009). Precision Reading. Central Alberta Regional Consortium Red Deer, Alberta, Canada.
  • Freeze, D.R. (Oct. 2009). Precision Reading. Central Alberta Regional Consortium Camrose, Alberta, Canada.
  • Freeze, D.R. (Oct. 2009). Precision Reading. Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
  • Freeze, D.R. (Sept. 2009). Precision Reading. Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools. Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada.
  • Freeze, D.R. (Sept. 2009). Precision Reading. St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Schools. Leduc, Alberta, Canada.
  • Freeze, D. R. (Jan. 30, 2008). Precision Reading. Presentation to Prairie Land Regional Division. Hanna, Alberta, Canada.
  • Freeze, D. R. (Nov. 2007). Precision Reading in Social Studies and Across the Content Areas. Northwest Regional Learning Consortium. Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada.
  • Freeze, D. R. (Oct. 2007). Precision Reading I. Presentation to Pembina Hills School Division. Alberta Initiative for School Improvement. Barrhead, Alberta, Canada.
  • Freeze, D. R. (Oct. 2007). Precision Reading II. Presentation to Pembina Hills School Division. Alberta Initiative for School Improvement. Barrhead, Alberta, Canada.
  • Freeze, D. R. (Oct. 2006). Precision Reading: Methodology. Paper presented at the Teachers of English as a Second Language Canada Conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
  • Freeze, D. R. (Oct. 2006). Precision Reading: Skill Development. Paper presented at the Teachers of English as a Second Language Canada Conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
  • Freeze, D.R, (2006, March). Precision Reading. Paper presented at Learning for Life, 23rd Annual Mighty Peace Teachers' Convention, Grande Prairie, AB, Canada.
  • Freeze, D.R, (2006, February). Precision Reading: ESL Applications. Paper presented at the 34th Teachers of English as a Second Language (TESL) of Manitoba Conference, Winnipeg, MB, Canada.
  • Freeze, D.R, (2006, March). Helping struggling Adolescents Read. Paper presented at the 12th Annual Educational Assistants Conference in Grande Prairie, AB. Canada.
  • Freeze, D.R. (Nov., 2005) Precision Reading. Making Connections Conference, Winnipeg School Division, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
  • Freeze, D. R. (2005, October). Precision Reading. St. Albert Protestant Schools Alberta School Improvement Initiative, St. Albert, AB, Canada
  • Freeze, D.R. (2005, October). Precision Reading: A reading activity designed to improve reading at all levels. Springboard to Success: An International Conference for Educators of Regular and Special Needs Students, University College of the Cariboo, Kamloops, BC, Canada
  • Freeze, D.R., Cook, P, & Rondeau, C. (2005, October). Precision Reading. Special Area Groups Teachers' Conference, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
  • Freeze, D. R. (2005, July). Precision Reading: New hope for struggling readers. Paper presented at The International Association of Special Education conference, Halifax, NS, Canada.

Find out more / arrange a workshop


For more information, or to arrange a workshop, please contact Dr. Rick Freeze below:

 

Dr. Rick Freeze, Professor

Inclusive Education
Faculty of Education
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
R3T 2N2

P: (204) 474-6904
F: (204) 474-7564
Rick.Freeze@umanitoba.ca