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Improving in-class special education with positives from online learning
August 20, 2021
It would be a lost opportunity to overlook hybrid ways to incorporate technology into the classroom for students with special needs. Read more in the latest article by Kate Eberle Walker, CEO of PresenceLearning, in eSchool News.
This one quality may be a red flag in a leader
June 4, 2021
CEOs have power, and they know it. They can inspire, and make decisions, and give orders. But they can also do great harm. With that power comes an obligation to be extra careful about what you ask for and how you ask it, considering the possible impact on the well-being and safety of your employees.Here are some tips in Fast Company from Kate Eberle Walker, CEO of PresenceLearning, on how to be a more accessible leader.
How teletherapy enables access to special education services
Amid post-pandemic shifts to private schools, teletherapy can play a key role in ensuring students receive essential services. Read more in the latest article by Kate Eberle Walker, CEO of PresenceLearning, in eSchool News.
American Consortium for Equity in Education: Female Leaders in Education
June 1, 2021
We’re excited to share news that Kate Eberle Walker, CEO of PresenceLearning, has been named among the “Female Leaders in the Education Industry” by the American Consortium for Equity in Education!
“In building our teletherapy platform, we have always stayed true to the idea that technology cannot replace the human connections that educators make with students; but it can ensure that those important connections still happen, even when they can’t be in-person.”
Read more on page 53!
School Districts Must Learn from History, Not Repeat It
May 18, 2021
We’ve heard a lot of reflections this spring on a year in the life of COVID-19. Many have tried to predict what may be in store for the future and considered what we should do to recover what we’ve lost as a nation — and in particular what our children have lost in their education. There isn’t much precedent to draw upon, but there is one example worth reviewing.
Telehealth Best Practices
April 30, 2021
Kristin Martinez of PresenceLearning discusses how to best care for your clients when they are not physically in front of you. “From the perspective of a speech-language pathologist who was providing teletherapy services to students long before the COVID-19 pandemic, experience has taught me there are few—if any—educational speech-language goal areas that cannot be effectively addressed via teletherapy with the appropriate platform and supports in place.”
Using Teletherapy for Special Education Services During the Pandemic
April 27, 2021
Kershaw County School District is a large, rural district located in South Carolina that has experienced a shortage of speech-language therapists for several years. Our district’s 20 schools are spread across 740 square miles, making it one of the most geographically expansive districts in the state. This large geographic reach makes it difficult and time-intensive for therapists to provide services.
Reinventing School Discipline in Texas
April 27, 2021
While people used to be skeptical of teletherapy for behavioral and mental health support, that perception is changing with the pandemic, said Stephanie Taylor, clinical director of psychoeducational services for Presence Learning, which provides online special education services for thousands of schools across the country. “The pandemic forced some changes,” she said…”Those who anticipate the different settings and the different levels of need … are the ones who will have the easier transition.”
Remote Work As A Long-Term Solution for Schools
April 26, 2021
Why limit hiring to only those who live locally? And why continue to lose hours of productivity to drive time?
There are compelling reasons for schools to incorporate remote work solutions into their model…long-term. Read more in a feature article in Getting Smart by Kate Eberle Walker, CEO of PresenceLearning, and Mike Lowers, executive director of the Central Kansas Cooperative in Education.
How Telehealth Will Shape K12 Health Services In 2021
April 22, 2021
Telehealth services grew out of necessity during the COVID-19 pandemic, but they’re here to stay.
Voice of B2B, Daniel Litwin, talked with Kate Eberle Walker, CEO of PresenceLearning, a provider of live online special education-related services to K-12 schools nationwide, including speech-language therapy, behavioral and mental health therapy, occupational therapy, and assessments, on Marketscale TV.