Loui Lord Nelson, Ph.D.

Loui Lord Nelson, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized leader in Universal Design for Learning (UDL) implementation. A former special education teacher, she was the UDL Coordinator for a school district for four years and then completed her UDL post-doctoral fellowship at CAST (the creators of UDL). 

Loui has worked with educators across the U.S., Africa, Australia, Asia, Canada, and Europe and is currently working with USAID, the U.S. government-based aid organization, and implementing partners to define their application of UDL across low- and middle-income settings. 

Some of her publications include: the 2nd edition of Design and Deliver: Planning and Teaching Using Universal Design for Learning, “The role of technology in implementing universal design for learning”, Culturally Responsive Design for English Learners: The UDL Approach, and A Tree for All: Your Coloring Book of UDL Principles and Practice. In addition, she created the card game Go Fishing with UDL, an interactive way to learn about UDL. 

Loui also hosts the popular podcast, UDL in 15 Minutes, listened to by individuals all over the world. Information about all of these and other products can be found at www.theudlapproach.com
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