Aaron Cotton, Author at PresenceLearning

If you’re weighing the benefits and downsides of contracting with online therapy providers for supporting students in special education, here are some factors to consider, based on the recent experiences of several administrators whose school districts have used remote delivery to serve students.

Cheryl Hubbard-George, director of the Office of Exceptional Children in South Carolina’s rural Florence County School District 3, was struggling to find therapists to address the needs of her special education students. Hubbard-George searched exhaustively for specialized staff to provide services for the district’s 614 students in preschool through 12th grade with individualized education plans. She had no luck. “In a small, rural community, it’s much harder,” she says. Florence County, located in the center of South Carolina, has an enrollment of 3,350 students.

Conversations in Speech Pathology podcast

CSP 051: The Growth of Telepractice

Teletherapy is reshaping how special education services are delivered in an increasingly digital world. With 10 years of experience, and 2 million teletherapy sessions completed, PresenceLearning knows a lot about providing speech-language therapy, occupational therapy, and psychoeducational services online. The PresenceLearning Care Network has nearly 1,000 qualified SLPs, OTs, school psychologists, and licensed clinical social workers with school-based experience providing services to school districts across the country. Let’s look at seven compelling reasons to adopt teletherapy as a solution for delivering special education services in your school or school district. 1. Fill Critical Service Gaps Special education professionals today are frequently confronted with large caseloads and backlogs of students requiring evaluation. SPED directors often struggle with a critical shortage of clinical service providers which makes…

As a special education director, coordinator, or administrator, you probably understand how challenging it can be to meet the individual needs of your students. Due to shortages of special educators and clinical service providers, many of your staff members may have high caseloads and a backlog of evaluations to complete by a certain date. PresenceLearning fills these gaps for school districts, private schools, and other educational partners. Through live, online therapy sessions, we help thousands of students requiring speech-language therapy, occupational therapy, and behavioral & mental health services to get the assistance they need to succeed academically, emotionally, and socially. Let’s look at five reasons to choose PresenceLearning for your teletherapy partner. 1. A Decade of Experience This year we’re very proud to celebrate 10…

SLP Wine & Cheese podcast Episode 2

Ep 70: Teletherapy pt 2 Ft. Kristin Martinez

Education Talk Radio

Education Talk Radio

IMPROVING STUDENT ACCESS TO SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES VIA TELE-THERAPY : For years I have been watching the growth of an amazing service company to education, PresenceLearning , a company which has successfully worked with hundreds of thousands of children in school districts in certain fields of special ed. If you don’t know PresenceLearning, you should. Listen to Kristin Martinez, our guest today, their Head of Clinical Standards and Outreach.

SLP Wine & Cheese podcast Episode 1

Ep 69: Teletherapy Pt 1 Ft Kristin Martinez

Speech Science podcast Episode 3

Kristin Martinez and Teletherapy Discussion Part 3, Literacy and Dementia, Cameras in the Therapy Room, Reading Rates and Aphasia, and the Annie Glenn Award

Speech Science podcast Episode 1

Evaluating in Teletherapy, Juvenile Detention and Special Education, Equine Therapy, Games and Vocabulary, and Push-In Therapy

10 Years 2 Million Sessions
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