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PresenceLearning Offers Teletherapy Platform for Students/Teachers

PresenceLearning Offers Teletherapy Training and Online Therapy Platform to Help Special Education Teams Continue Serving Students During COVID-19 School Closures Offering includes professional development training on teletherapy best practices, access to the leading teletherapy platform specifically built for K-12 students with special needs, parent resources, and technical support during school hours

Offering includes professional development training on teletherapy best practices, access to the leading teletherapy platform specifically built for K-12 students with special needs, parent resources, and technical support during school hours NEW YORK, March 16, 2020 – As the need for social distancing is prompting extended school closures across the country, schools need to find new ways to connect with students online.  Continuity is especially important for students who receive special education-related services. The Department of Education confirmed on March 13 that if a school continues to provide educational opportunities to the general student population during a school closure, the school must ensure that students with disabilities also have equal access to the same opportunities, including special education-related services. PresenceLearning, the leading provider of live…

Texas’ second largest school district turns to teletherapy as innovative solution to address shortage of onsite speech-language pathologists NEW YORK, March 11, 2020 – Dallas Independent School District (ISD), the second largest school district in Texas which serves approximately 153,000 students, recently partnered with PresenceLearning, Inc., the leading provider of live online special education-related services to K-12 schools, to provide online speech-language therapy services to its students. Using the company’s award-winning, proprietary platform and network of certified clinicians, the district will provide support services for 515 elementary and secondary students across 30 campuses in the district through teletherapy.    “Due to the nationwide shortage of licensed speech-language pathologists, we needed to find new and innovative ways to ensure our students would receive necessary services and that…

A rural school in Oklahoma uses innovative initiatives to create a culture of support for all students. By Emily Nickell and Emily Springer Communicator February 2020, Volume 43, Issue 6

For this “Day in the Life” article, we’re very excited to share what it’s like working in OT teletherapy, featuring teletherapist Rachel Morris, OTR/L. Thanks, Rachel, for sharing your insight and experience!

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.

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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…

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