Thank you for attending my presentation at the North Carolina IDA conference. A copy of the slides is available
About the Presenter
Joanie Gerken has worked in the field of learning disabilities for over 30 years, teachiing math
and reading to students with learning disabilities, as well as teaching graduate level courses and seminars on multisensory
teaching strategies and the Orton-Gillingham approach. She is a fellow in the Orton-Gillingham Academy and taught
at Trident Academy in Mount Pleasant for thirty-five years prior to becoming a private educational consultant. She is
a teaching fellow with the Rankin Institute at the Fletcher School in Charlotte, NC and the Swift School in Atlanta, GA.
She did her undergraduate studies at Clemson University, home of the Fighting Tigers! She received her Masters in Special
Education from the Universtiy of Charleston. She has four beautiful children, all of whom have survived learning differences,
and now have jobs and families of their own!