Last November, PresenceLearning was adopted by charter school organizations such as Thomas Edison and Ballington Academy to deliver speech-language therapy services to their special needs students. Since then, public schools have opted to continue to handle the disproportionate costs of educating children with special needs while many charter schools have realized that there many benefits of online speech therapy beyond preserving financial resources.
In a special report on virtual education and special populations published last August, Education Week discovered that students with special needs were unable to concentrate in a classic classroom environment. From the anxiety associated with answering questions from teachers to socializing with other classmates, many students with special needs were often overwhelmed.
The go-to alternative for parents was to send their child to charter schools to participate in speech therapy online as well as other live online speech therapy services. For students, to be able to learn from the comfort of your home and communicate directly with your teachers has been an overall positive experience.
Source: Education Week