Dr. Severino is the Director of Boon’s Reading Tutorial-Intervention Program. She is the Director of Wilson® Partnerships at Drexel University, and Co-Founder of LiteracyACE, and a retired assistant professor of special education at Drexel University. She has a BS In Pk-12 in Special Education and taught in public education for 26 years. She has a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. She is Level I and Level II certified in the Wilson Reading System. As a Wilson certified trainer, she has extensive experience effectively training teachers in structured language instruction methods.
Her expertise encompasses a deep knowledge of what challenged readers and learners must overcome. Lori received the 2019 Floyd G. Hudson Award from the Council for Learning Disabilities for her service in the field. She has presented at over 40 national and international conferences. She is the co-author of the 2020 book, “Using Creativity to Address Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia: Assessments and Techniques”. Her current research focuses on evidence-based practices for teaching reading, particularly for students with dyslexia.