Literacy Center

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Literacy Center

We believe every student can learn and succeed.

COVID Update: The Literacy Center is currently closed for physical visits to the center, but engaging, interactive, structured literacy tutoring, consultation, and professional development are being provided remotely. Requests for direct, in-person services will be discussed with the referring district, and decisions will be made on an individual basis. For up to date information, please email:

The CES Literacy Center offers explicit literacy instruction and language development to address the needs of children diagnosed with dyslexia and language based learning disabilities, with IEPs.

Identification and Treatment of Literacy and Language Disabilities

The Center provides individual and small group tutoring for schools, districts, and private pay clients. Literacy specialists are trained in multiple strategies and multiple assessments, and offer strong systematic, explicit, multisensory literacy instruction. 

With proper help, many students with reading or language disabilities can learn to read and write well. Early identification and treatment is important, as is help from a teacher, tutor, or therapist specially trained in using a multisensory, structured language approach; in a systematic and explicit method that involves several senses (hearing, seeing, touching) at the same time. 

Reading evaluations can be provided to public schools, as well as Tier III interventions for students who are typically referred through the school district's IEP team. 

Educator Support

Schools can also implement academic accommodations and modifications to help students with dyslexia succeed. For example, a student with dyslexia can be given extra time to complete tasks, help with taking notes, and work assignments that are modified appropriately. Students may also need help with emotional issues that sometimes arise as a consequence of difficulties in school.

CES specialists can work with general and special educators, school reading specialists, and others at the sending school to provide consultation through case conference, observation, modeling, practice and evaluation, providing strategies for the classroom specific to your student.

Additional CES Services

CES also provides additional training and consultation services for educators to develop a deep understanding of multiple approaches. For more information, see other sections of our website. . 

Literacy Center Staff

Erin MacEachen-TravisErin MacEachen-Travis is a Learning Disabilities/Literacy/Assistive Technology Specialist at CES. 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.


Schools should refer students to the Literacy Center by contacting:

Sherry Smith