Dr. Ian Matheson

Dr. Ian Matheson

Ian Matheson began a position as an Assistant Professor at the University of Regina in 2017. He is certified as an elementary school teacher, and has worked as an occasional teacher, as well as an instructor in specialized programs with adolescents who struggle with literacy. He currently teaches in Inclusive Education, where his courses focus on understanding the cognitive and neurocognitive underpinnings of a variety of exceptionalities, and in using research-based practice to support all learners within the inclusive classroom. His research reflects his teaching, but specifically focuses on non-academic supports for students with high-incidence hidden exceptionalities (e.g., Learning Disabilities), and examining how students build comprehension with different styles of text. He has also examined the induction and mentoring of early career teachers across Canada with a team of researchers at Queen’s University and the University of Saskatchewan.

Research Interests

  • High-Incidence Hidden Exceptionalities
  • Dynamic Literacy Skills
  • Inclusive Education Policy and Implementation
  • Non-academic supports within the Inclusive Classroom
  • Individuals' Interpretation of Disability
  • Cognitive and Neurocognitive Underpinnings of Exceptionalities

Current Course Topics

  • Supporting Exceptional Learners in the Inclusive Classroom
  • Communication Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder