Angela Ayre '07, MS, CCC-SLP, is an Instructor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.  She provides clinical education and supervision for first-year MS graduate students serving clients in the Speech Language and Literacy Center (SLLC). She has also served as a teaching assistant for Teaching Language and Literacy to English Language Learners and Teaching Narrative and Expository Literacy. 

Angela is a licensed speech-language pathologist and trained literacy specialist with over 20 years of experience in a variety of settings, including community-based adult literacy programs, outpatient hospital clinics, and private practices.  She has expertise in connections between spoken and written language development, bilingualism/multilingualism, and the diagnosis and treatment of developmental language disorders, dyslexia, and disorders of written expression. She specializes in engaging school-age children, teens, and adults in building language, literacy, and executive function skills and strategies for increased success at school and work. 

  • BA, English and Psychology, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA
  • MS, Speech Language Pathology, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA

Presentations

Ayre, A. & Messiqua, D. on behalf of the International Dyslexia Association- Massachusetts Branch (May, 2020). “Dyslexia and the Adult Learner,” professional development workshop presented at First Literacy, Inc.

Ayre, A. & Messiqua, D. on behalf of the International Dyslexia Association- Massachusetts Branch (June, 2021). “Dyslexia 101,” webinar.

Ayre, A., Haynes, C.W., Hook, P., & Macaruso, P. (October, 2008). “Predictors of English reading skills of Spanish-speaking English-language learners (SpELLs)” 12th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, Laval University.

Ayre, A., Haynes, C.W., Hook, P., & Macaruso, P. (November, 2007). “Predictors of English reading skills of Spanish-speaking English-language learners (SpELLs)” American Speech Language and Hearing Association Annual Convention, Boston.

Ayre, A., Haynes, C.W., Hook, P., & Macaruso, P. (2010). Predictors of English reading skills of Spanish-speaking English-language learners (SpELLs). Selected Proceedings of the Hispanic Linguistics Conference, Claudia Borgonovo et al., 298-311. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project. https://www.lingref.com/cpp/hls/12/paper2425.pdf

Haynes, C.W., Ayre, A., Haynes, B., & Mahfoudhi, A. (2009). Reading and reading disabilities in Spanish and Spanish-English contexts.  In G. Reid (Ed.), The Routledge Companion to Dyslexia. Routledge.

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