The First Author

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

Dr. Rick Freeze

Dr. Rick Freeze, B.A., B.Ed., M.A., Ph.D., is a professor of Inclusive Education in the Educational 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 secondary classroom teacher, inclusive (special) educator, 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 researched and written about a variety of inclusive and special education topics including: precision reading, precision writing, consultation and collaboration, resource teacher programs, inclusive schooling, promoting responsible behaviour, student self-determination, differentiating instruction and assessment, the transition from school to work and post-secondary education, and university education for students with intellectual and developmental 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.

The Second Author

Trevi Freeze, B.A., P.B.D.E., M.Ed., is the Director of the Campus Life program at the University of Manitoba.

Trevi Freeze

Trevi Freeze, B.A., P.B.D.E., M.Ed., is the Director of the award-winning Campus Life Program at the University of Manitoba. Through Campus Life, students with intellectual, developmental and multiple disabilities are included and supported as auditing students in undergraduate courses at the university. Trevi has published in professional and academic journals and books, and presented at professional and scholarly conferences on post-secondary inclusion in Canada and overseas. Through her work with Campus Life students, Trevi has developed, adapted and employed a wide variety of effective tutoring strategies to support students with learning, intellectual, developmental and multiple disabilities engaged in academic reading and writing at university. She also has experience in counselling students toward successful social and academic inclusion. Trevi adopts a client-centered, solution-focused approach to assist university students with intellectual disabilities to achieve positive academic, social and vocational outcomes.

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 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