Assistive Technology PLC

Due to concerns about COVID-19, all PLC meetings will be held virtually. The 3/18 meeting has been cancelled. Please contact the facilitator for your group to get details. Thank you.

This professional learning community is for educators, related service providers (SLP, OT, PT, Vision/mobility, BCBA, etc), paraprofessionals, and parents who wish to explore and learn more about current trends in Assistive Technology. Participants will have the opportunity to explore a variety of AT products, discuss implementation strategies and supports and are encouraged to bring their questions and ideas to share with other participants.  

There is no charge for participation. Certificates of attendance and PDPs are available. Please note: you must register here in order to receive a certificate or PDPs.

Instructor(s)

  • Jeanne Tuthill has worked in a variety of settings as a certified and licensed Speech-Language Pathologist since 1998 and joined the Center as an assistive technology specialist in 2008. She has presented on a variety of AT topics at both local and national conferences, and served as an instructor for a number of DESE statewide Assistive Technology courses.

  • Erin MacEachen-Travis

    Erin MacEachen-Travis is a Learning Disabilities/Literacy/Assistive Technology Specialist. She provides individualized, direct, explicit, systematic, sequential, multisensory instruction in phonemic awareness, phonics, syllabication, morphology, and spelling to students with dyslexia; develops and implements curriculum in language arts and mathematics; and utilizes a wide range of standardized assessments to screen and test students for learning disabilities. She holds a Masters of Special Education and a professional level license in Special Education, is a Center for Effective Reading Instruction (CERI) Certified Dyslexia Practitioner, and holds IDA/IMSLEC International Certification, Advanced Level, in the Orton Gillingham Method.

  • thumbnail image of Maggie Dennis-Wurm

    Maggie Wurm is a bilingual (English/Spanish) certified Assistive Technology Specialist. She earned her certification after completing the Assistive Technology Applications Certificate Program through CSUN. Maggie started in the field of Early Intervention working directly with children with a variety of disabilities and found her love of working with this population. She also brings a valuable parent perspective through her hands-on experience living with Assistive Technology and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) for the past 15 years. Maggie joined CES' CCATT center in 2018, where she brings her unique and extensive experience to the team as a co-evaluator and consultant to area schools.

For more information, contact:
Position: 
Events Manager
Phone: 
413.586.4900 x5935
Email: 
krehmus@collaborative.org