Dallas ISD Partners With Presence Learning to Provide Students With Live Online Speech-Language Therapy Services

Dallas Independent School District (ISD)—the second-largest school district in Texas, which serves approximately 153,000 students—has partnered with PresenceLearning Inc., a 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 proprietary platform and network of certified clinicians, the district will provide teletherapy support services for 515 elementary and secondary students across 30 campuses. “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 we, as a district, would meet evaluation timelines,” says Kristin Davis, director of districtwide services at Dallas ISD. “This is why we are turning to teletherapy as a supplemental support to the on-site services we provide. We are very excited to push this initiative forward in partnership with PresenceLearning.”