There is a shortage of qualified school-based speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, and mental health professionals in many states. Telepractice helps alleviate these shortages by making these clinicians available online in areas that may otherwise struggle to be served. The Tennessee General Assembly recently passed an amendment to Senate Bill 195 enabling schools be be reimbursed by Medicaid for these services provided via telepractice, which were previously reimbursable in Tennessee only in managed care organizations and school-based health clinics.
Peggy Jadack, the director of pupil services for Sparta Area School District in Sparta, Wisconsin, shares her blueprint for buy-in and success with online speech therapy.
Clay Whitehead, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of PresenceLearning, was recently interviewed about building a lasting company culture.
The PresenceLearning webinar “New Insights for Building Disability Pride and Empowering Students with Hidden Disabilities” by LeDerick Horne and Margo Izzo was featured in Class Tech Tips. The webinar takes place on March 30. Horne and Izzo will share personal stories, evidence-based practices, case studies, and ideas for helping students connect to positive role models, build on their assets, and advocate for the services they are required to receive.
PresenceLearning announced the six winners of its 3rd annual Awards of Excellence, which recognizes leadership, teamwork, and outstanding student progress. The winners are: Barstow Unified School District in Barstow, CA; Central Kansas Cooperative in Education in Salina, KS; Easterseals Academy in Rockford, IL; Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District in Newman, CA; Pass Christian School District in Pass Christian, MS; and Randolph Academy Union Free School District in Randolph, NY.
PresenceLearning’s redesigned online therapy environment was honored with an Award of Excellence in the Upgraded Products category by Tech & Learning.
PresenceLearning, the leading provider of live, online clinical services, is pleased to introduce a pioneering new service that schools can use to evaluate students with areas of concern: psychoeducational assessments administered live and online by fully credentialed school psychologists. An exclusive agreement with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) authorizes PresenceLearning as the only remote provider of the Woodcock-Johnson® IV (WJ IV) Cognitive and Achievement batteries. The WJ IV is used to determine a student’s strengths and weaknesses for intervention and/or eligibility for special education.
PresenceLearning’s online therapy solution delivers secure, high quality video with a shared therapist-student workspace for speech-language therapy, occupational therapy, and behavioral interventions. The new platform was designed so that even schools with lower bandwidth can benefit.
Andrew Byrnes has recently joined PresenceLearning to lead legal, compliance, government affairs, human resources, and recruiting initiatives. Prior to PresenceLearning, he was responsible for Shuddle’s legal and regulatory affairs and internal operations, and previously served as the Chief of Staff for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
T.H.E. Journal discusses a number of ways educators can learn about technology to help students with special needs: statewide initiatives, social media, peer training, conferences, and online training, including PresenceLearning’s online professional development webinar program.