Aaron Cotton, Author at PresenceLearning

Leading provider of live online special education-related services recognized in the Best Assistive Technology App or Tool category NEW YORK, September 12, 2019 – PresenceLearning, Inc., the leading provider of live online special education-related services to K-12 schools, won the Tech Edvocate Award for Best Assistive Technology App or Tool. The company’s proprietary therapy platform was recognized for its integration of traditional therapy materials, such as assessments, class assignments, games, and more, with a unique video conferencing experience that enables clinicians to work with students in any location. “Our platform is the catalyst for clinicians to provide remote special education services. It offers a way to conduct secure, live, online sessions and students react positively to the technology,” said Cole Dudley, VP of Product. “This recognition speaks to the work we have done to make sure clinicians and students have the best possible experience.” PresenceLearning is currently celebrating its 10-year anniversary and has delivered more than 2 million therapy sessions while partnering with hundreds of schools and districts nationwide to help them increase their impact and serve more students with special needs. Its online therapy solution is increasing access to special education service providers and enabling schools to better utilize…

Every parent feels the pull in multiple directions and the inadequacy of not being able to do as much as you want to. I’ve tried to focus on quality over quantity, to make the most of the time. The most conscious things I’ve had to do to make this work are 1) establishing times for looking at my phone and reading/responding to messages, so that I can then put it aside when I’m spending time with the kids. I turn off notifications during the times when I need to be focused. 2) prioritizing time for myself too — it doesn’t work to give everything you have to work and family and not keep any time for just yourself. I am a much more present parent when I’ve also allowed myself some time each day just for me, whether to read, get a drink with a friend, or go for a workout. 3) finding things that we like to do together.

Leading provider of live online special education-related services surpasses two million therapy sessions delivered and celebrates 10 years serving K-12 students NEW YORK, August 19, 2019 – PresenceLearning, Inc., the leading provider of live online special education-related services to K-12 schools, has now delivered more than two million therapy sessions. This milestone comes as the company celebrates its 10-year anniversary during which it has partnered with hundreds of schools and districts nationwide to help them increase their impact and serve more students with special needs. “Our school partners, like us, want to maximize the potential of students with special needs by ensuring that they receive all required support services. By working with PresenceLearning to deliver therapy sessions and support their onsite special education departments, they…

CEO Kate Eberle Walker assembles gender-balanced team to take the company forward NEW YORK, May 21, 2019 – PresenceLearning, Inc., the leading provider of live online special education-related services to K-12 schools, has added four new members to its leadership team. The company’s new CFO, COO, CTO, and VP of Marketing & Communications complete the formation of a gender-balanced team of education industry leaders as the company positions itself for growth. “It was important to me to be deliberate in building a representative leadership team at PresenceLearning to reflect the gender mix that we have in our employees, school partners, and therapists. Gender-balanced leadership provides a culture of relatability and representation, with diverse role models to support the development of our employees,” said CEO Kate Eberle Walker. CFO Anthony Pane is an accomplished finance leader with experience at both publicly-traded and privately-held companies across diverse industries. He started his career at Big 4 accounting firms, Ernst & Young and PricewatershouseCoopers. Anthony has served as CFO of The Princeton Review; Head of Finance for FX Alliance, which was acquired by Thomson Reuters; and CFO of Sybari Software, which was acquired by Microsoft. COO Cecilia Retelle Zywicki is a proven education leader…

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PresenceLearning, the leading provider of live online special education-related services to K-12 schools, named Kate Eberle Walker as CEO. Walker was most recently CEO of The Princeton Review, a leading provider of tutoring, test preparation and college admissions services. Walker has more than 20 years of experience leading, advising, acquiring and investing in education companies. As CEO of The Princeton Review and its subsidiary Tutor.com, she built a scaled organization that leveraged technology to deliver high quality educational outcomes for students. Prior to that, Walker managed M&A and venture investments for Kaplan, Inc., a large and diversified global education company. She actively mentors early stage EdTech companies and supports non-profit education initiatives. Walker began her career as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs and received her MBA from Harvard Business School. “On behalf of the Board, I want to thank former CEO Clay Whitehead for his many years of service. Clay and his co-founder Jack Lynch took PresenceLearning from an idea and built it into a category-leading mission-driven business that continues to have incredible, positive impact for students and clinicians,” said Brian Rich, Managing Partner at Catalyst Investors and Chairman of the Board of Directors for PresenceLearning. “Kate…

PresenceLearning partnered with MomsRising on Thursday, August 23 for a special tweet chat session on early education. During our #EarlyEdChat, we covered a range of topics including special education services and parent advocacy. Read the entire discussion below and learn how to advocate for students in your life. Welcome to #EarlyEdChat! Today we’ll be joined by @PresenceLearn to talk about how educators can best support students with special needs, and how parents can find the support they need! — MomsRising (@MomsRising) August 23, 2018 Q1. Welcome to #EarlyEdChat, @PresenceLearn! Can you each introduce yourself and your work for those who may not be familiar? — MomsRising (@MomsRising) August 23, 2018 A1.1 Thank you for having us! We’re excited to participate in this #EarlyEdChat Joining the discussion from PresenceLearning today is our CEO, Clay Whitehead and our Senior Clinical Practice Director and Speech Language Pathologist, Adrian Mamikonian. — PresenceLearning (@PresenceLearn) August 23, 2018 A1.2 We’ll share information and resources today to support & empower moms and parents looking to learn more about special education. #EarlyEdChat — PresenceLearning (@PresenceLearn) August 23, 2018 A1.3 Many kids are on their way back to school right now, and for parents of children with special needs, this…

It’s no secret that teletherapy helps provide school districts, healthcare organizations, and patients across the U.S. access highly-qualified professionals who would otherwise be outside of their geographic reach. However, clinicians who have gotten into telepractice on their own have found that, although technology allows them to easily connect with their clients and patients across state lines, building their business and staying in compliance can be real challenges. A big reason why PresenceLearning has been successful at getting our telepractitioners the hours they want is because we have a dedicated team that works to match clinicians with opportunities no matter where they are. Our team of specialists know the state laws and requirements and can even offers bonuses to clinicians who obtain additional state licenses. This…

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© 2019. All Rights Reserved. | PresenceLearning makes live, online special education related services available to K-12 students around the country — and world. As the leader in the delivery of clinical services via the web, PresenceLearning has provided over one million sessions of speech-language therapy, occupational therapy, behavioral interventions and mental health services, assessments, and early childhood services.