Erin MacEachen-Travis, M.Ed

Erin MacEachen-Travis
Category: 
Faculty
Program (What area of CES): 
Special Education, CCATT, Professional Development
Phone: 
413.586.4900 x5288

Erin MacEachen-Travis, M.Ed. is a Learning Disabilities/Literacy/Assistive Technology Specialist at CES, and has been an educator here since 1998. 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. Erin also trains teachers to evaluate students with various assessment techniques and to interpret assessment results; and to apply remediation strategies for specific learning disabilities.

Erin has been an instructor for seven DESE Assistive Technology Institutes, and presented at multiple Technology, Reading & Learning Diversity (TRLD) Conferences, and provides professional development related to reading, learning disabilities, and AT. 

She has expertise in many kinds of educational technology including: iPad educational and assistive technology apps, Dragon Naturally Speaking, Kurzweil, SOLO Suite, Snap&Read, TEXThelp Read and Write, Inspiration, and many Google Chrome educational and assistive technology apps/extensions. As a specialist for the Center for Assistive Technology and Training, she trains educators, students, and families in a variety of assistive technologies that help students access curriculum, build skills, and demonstrate learning; and conducts AT evaluations and write reports with AT recommendations for students with a variety of learning challenges.