Dr. Rick Freeze

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 Education
Faculty of Education
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
R3T 2N2P: (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.

  • Reimer, K., Witzke, J., Howson, C., & Freeze, R. (2018). The Moccasin project. Paper presented at the 7th International Social Role Valorization Conference, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
  • Lutfiyya, Z. M., Freeze, Trevi B & Freeze, R. (2017). Designing Individual Educational Trajectories in School and at University. Video presentation to faculty and students at North Caucasus Federal University (NCFU) in Stavropol, Russian Federation.
  • Lutfiyya, Z. M., Freeze, R., & Freeze, T. B. (2017). Graduation: life for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities after attending university. Presentation at the International Association of Special Education 15th Biennial Conference: Addressing the exceptional needs of the whole child and young adult: embracing the future. Perth Australia.
  • 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.

Trevi Freeze

Research Chapters, Articles and Reports

  • 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. 
  • Wilson, H., Bialk, P., Freeze, T.B., Freeze, R. & Lutfiyya, Z.M. (2012) Heidi’s and Philip’s Stories: Transitions to post-secondary education. British Journal of Learning Disabilities. 40 (2), 87-93.
  • Freeze, T.B. (2008) Campus Life Manitoba. Manitoba Association of Resource Teachers. 28 (1), 5-6.
  • Freeze, T.B. (2008) High School Sexual Harassment. Manitoba Journal of Counselling. 34 (3), 9-12.

Conference Presentations

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

  • Lutfiyya, ZM, Freeze, R., & Freeze, TB. Graduation: life for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities after attending university. Presentation at the International Association of Special Education 15th Biennial Conference. Addressing the exceptional needs of the whole child and young adult: embracing the future. Perth Australia, June 25-29, 2017.
  • Freeze, T. B. Reducing the Risk of Student Depression: Embedding protective and resiliency factors into curricula, teaching and learning, Professional Development/Collège Béliveau, Louis Riel School Division, November 2016.
  • Freeze, T. B. Campus Life, Presentation to Korean Teachers Delegation, Canadian Centre on Disability Studies, August 2013.
  • Freeze, T. B. Campus Life Manitoba, Professional Development Presentation, Seven Oaks School Division, November 2007.

Research reports and articles are available from:

Trevi B. Freeze, Director

Campus Life
423 Education Building
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
R3T 2N2

P: (204) 474-7496 (university office)
P: (204) 257-9905 (Precision Writing office)
F: (204) 474-7564
Trevi.Freeze@umanitoba.ca