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How Caseload Management Works Online

This month we spoke with Kristin Martinez, M.A., CCC-SLP, a clinical quality manager with PresenceLearning, to discuss how caseload management works online. Let’s begin with how you access your assignments as a PL teletherapist. PL providers are given assignments that are a good match based upon active licensure, relevant discipline, and availability that is in-line

Caseload Management Via Telepractice

We’ve had a lot of questions come in recently asking about how caseload management works in teletherapy. Specifically, we’ve had therapists ask how providers in the PL Care Network get their first assignment and complete all the behind-the-scenes work that goes into getting started with a new caseload. This is the first in a four-part

Understanding Compliance: A Basic Guide for Independent Teletherapy Contractors

This month we spoke with Kristin Martinez, M.A., CCC-SLP, a clinical quality manager with PresenceLearning, to discuss what to expect, how to prepare, and how to navigate compliance issues for SLPs, OTs, and MHPs who might be considering a move to teletherapy. Let’s start at the beginning. What does a provider need to consider initially

Provider Spotlight: Gila Cohen-Shaw

Gila Cohen-Shaw, M.A, CCC-SLP, PC, has worked with children as a speech-language pathologist for over 20 years in a wide range of settings and roles. She took the leap into teletherapy seven years ago and has not looked back. Today, Gila works as a lead clinician at PresenceLearning—she works with small, medium, and large school

Self Care In The New Year

Rachel Morris, OT, is an occupational therapist with PresenceLearning. Rachel started her OT career in 1990 and started with PL as an OT provider in 2013.   January is a great time to set goals for taking good care of our bodies. Because teletherapists have unique challenges with the physical demands of sitting in front

Bringing Cultural Sensitivity to Winter Holidays

Bringing Cultural Sensitivity to Winter Holidays Kristin Martinez, M.A., CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist and clinical quality manager with PresenceLearning. Kristin started her career in 2000 working as an onsite SLP in her local community of Fort Collins, Colorado. In 2013, Kristin expanded her practice to teletherapy. As a CQM, Kristin has the opportunity to

Managing Work-Life Balance: A Guide for New Teletherapists During School Closures

Kristin Martinez, M.A, CCC-SLP, is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Clinical Director,  SLP and OT, with PresenceLearning. Kristin started her career in 2000 working as an onsite SLP in her local community of Fort Collins, Colorado. In 2013, Kristin expanded her practice to teletherapy.  With a growing number of SLPs, OTs, and MHPs moving from working

Best Practices for Setting Up a Home Teletherapy Office

Kristin Martinez, M.A., CCC-SLP, is a Clinical Quality Manager with PresenceLearning. Kristin started her career in 2000 working as an onsite SLP in her local community of Fort Collins, Colorado. In 2013, Kristin expanded her practice to teletherapy and has never looked back. We reached out to her this month for advice and best practices

Making A Connection At Home — Bridging The Gap Between Therapy, Homework, and Life Skills

Clinical Quality Manager Kristin Martinez, CCC-SLP, offers tips for building rapport with teachers, parents, and caregivers in order to ensure students reach their full potential. Read the interview below for best practices to start the school year off right. After you’ve made your initial introductions, how do you build lasting relationships with school staff members

#EarlyEdChat Twitter Chat with @MomsRising and @PresenceLearn

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