Angela has a lifelong passion for learning and a consistent commitment to making language and literacy accessible to people of all backgrounds.
Angela is a licensed speech-language pathologist and literacy specialist with expertise in spoken and written language, bilingualism/multilingualism, and the diagnosis and treatment of developmental language disorders and dyslexia. She specializes in evaluation and treatment services for school-age children, teens, and adults whose difficulties with language, literacy, or executive functions are interfering with their success at school or work. Angela supports clients in learning to listen, speak, read, write, or study more effectively.
Angela offers clients a compassionate, warm presence and a collaborative approach, using evidence-based practice (integrating information from scientific research, clinical expertise, and client values and perspectives). She engages clients in building self-awareness, skills, and strategies to make the most of their strengths and to meet challenges for improved learning and communication.
Angela Ayre, M.S., CCC-SLP
Angela is certified through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and licensed through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a Speech-Language Pathologist. She is experienced in using a variety of programs and approaches to support development of speech, oral language, reading, and written expression skills.
Angela has extensive training and experience in providing multisensory, structured literacy intervention. She is a certified Wilson Dyslexia Practitioner and trained in Lively Letters and Sight Words You Can See, LiPS, Visualizing and Verbalizing, BrainFrames, and EmPOWER.
Using her knowledge of and experience with a variety of intervention programs and techniques, Angela will customize treatment plans based upon each client's cognitive-linguistic profile.
Angela holds a bachelor's degree from Hampshire College, where she concentrated in English and Psychology and completed a thesis project ("Div III") entitled Literacy, Education and Safe Spaces: Narrative Accounts of Adult Learners. After working in a bakery (where she initiated English classes for non-native English speakers on staff) and volunteering with several community based organizations, Angela coordinated a coalition of residents, business people and service providers united in efforts to improve community health in East Boston.
Angela then focused on teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and Adult Basic Education (ABE) in the Boston area for approximately ten years, including serving as coordinator of the Cambridge Public Library Literacy Project. Her work to connect trained tutors with adult learners for literacy support was recognized with a Literacy Champion Award from the Massachusetts Literacy Foundation. A desire to understand more about language, learning, and the brain brought Angela to the MGH Institute of Health Professions, where she earned a master's degree in Speech Language Pathology and completed a master's thesis, Early Predictors of Later Reading Skills in Spanish-speaking English Language Learners.
From 2007 to 2017 Angela worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), providing evaluations and treatment in outpatient clinics on the Boston campus and at the MGH Chelsea and MGH Revere HealthCare Centers. She specialized in working with people of all ages (from toddlers to retirees) to address concerns regarding language, learning and cognition and in providing bilingual Spanish-English evaluations and treatment. At MGH she received a team award recognizing service to Speech-Language clients. Angela then served as Director of Programs in a private practice, focusing on connecting students and their families with services and supervising clinical and support staff. Throughout her career as a Speech-Language Pathologist, Angela has enjoyed training speech language pathology graduate students and clinical fellows.
Angela opened this practice in 2018. In 2021 she joined the faculty at the MGH Institute of Health Professions as an Instructor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. She provides clinical education and supervision for first-year graduate students serving clients in the Speech Language and Literacy Center (SLLC).
When not engaged as an SLP or literacy specialist, Angela is likely gardening, walking her dog, knitting, meditating, enjoying music, cooking, or spending time with loved ones. She is a board member of the International Dyslexia Association Massachusetts Branch.