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‘We want to be engaged’ CCS EC families and teachers adapt to Plan C

Chatham County Schools Exceptional Children department is using the PresenceLearning Platform to help with challenges of remote learning, seen here being used my EC teacher Rebecca Bouldin and her student, Anastasia Evans. ‘I feel like I’ve really been able to learn a lot of new digital tools that allow me to reach my students in

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

New Mental Health Service to Address Student Anxiety and Stress

PresenceLearning, the leading provider of live online behavioral and mental health services for K-12 schools, has partnered with iOpening Enterprises to develop Finding Your Power in Uncertain Times, a 6-week trauma-informed group therapy program designed to help students who are struggling with life’s current stressors including social, emotional, and economic impacts from COVID-19 and civil

Kershaw County schools utilizing virtual learning program for special education students

Students and teachers across the state have been adapting to e-learning since March, prompted by COVID-19. Although many children may still find it an unfamiliar teaching method, one group of students in Kershaw County’s school district have been accustomed to virtual learning for the past three years. The district utilizes PresenceLearning, a company that provides

Inside a Special Education Company’s $27 Million Fundraising Round

PresenceLearning, which provides live online special education therapy services for K-12 schools, recently received a major infusion of financial support—$27 million—in the form of a Series D investment led by Bain Capital Double Impact. The pandemic accelerated the completion of the funding round, which will help the company’s expansion of online therapy and assessment services to meet growing

Special Ed Teletherapy Provider PresenceLearning Gets a $27 Million Boost

Speech and other special-education professionals were already in short supply even when classes were in session. Now, with students largely confined to homes, reaching learners who need extra support has become even more of a challenge and priority for school leaders. Long before the pandemic forced schools to close, though, districts have been turning to

Educators Get Creative To Serve Students With Disabilities

Despite cranky computers, conflicting schedules, shaky Internet connections and stubborn software glitches, Danielle Kovach got her whole class together a few Fridays ago for a video chat. Kovach teaches special education in Hopatcong, N.J., and this Friday class session was a celebration: They’d made it through the first few weeks of distance learning. Throughout those

Some kids with disabilities can’t learn at home. Parents and advocates want to know: What’s the plan?

Parents whose children have severe disabilities are in survival mode. The experts they relied on to help educate and socialize their children – and who provide them with a little respite – shut down in-person programs when COVID-19 touched down in Connecticut. School and therapy may be available online now, but their children struggle with

PresenceLearning Offers Teletherapy Platform for Students/Teachers

PresenceLearning Offers Teletherapy Training and Online Therapy Platform to Help Special Education Teams Continue Serving Students During COVID-19 School Closures Offering includes professional development training on teletherapy best practices, access to the leading teletherapy platform specifically built for K-12 students with special needs, parent resources, and technical support during school hours

Supporting Students With Special Needs

A rural school in Oklahoma uses innovative initiatives to create a culture of support for all students. By Emily Nickell and Emily Springer Communicator February 2020, Volume 43, Issue 6