In this month’s roundtable, Matt Barker, Erin Madonna, and Lori Boll discuss all things Dyslexia. Dyslexia? Are we allowed to call it that anymore? Why did they change the name? What does that mean for our learners? How can we best support our learners with reading challenges? And more.Â
Matt is an experienced teacher and teacher trainer who is a passionate advocate of inclusive practices for diverse learners. He currently works as a High School learning support teacher at International School Bangkok. He is also a workshop leader for the International Baccalaureate Organisation. Matt takes a pragmatic approach to virtual learning and ensures that he harnesses student voice and agency in his online classes.
Erin joined International School Bangkok as a K/1 Learning Support and EAL teacher this school year. Most recently, she was Upper Primary Learning Support Specialist at Shekou International School where she was part of the team developing the schoolâ€™s inaugural Learning Support program.
Lori is SENIAâ€™s Executive Director after teaching for 25 years. When Loriâ€™s son was diagnosed with profound autism in 2003, Lori changed her focus from teaching elementary to special education. Lori worked internationally for 20 years, and now finds herself back in the United States building a program for her now adult son.