A rural Washington school district has found a new way to better support students needing speech therapy. Moses Lake School District 161, a 7,000-student district located in Moses Lake, WA, recently adopted PresenceLearning, a live online speech therapy service, to lighten the caseload for its staff of speech-language pathologists, according to Darcy Johnson, special services director
With speech language pathologists in short supply, the Glenn County Special Education Local Plan Area has turned to PresenceLearning to provide services for about 10 Willows Unified School District students. “The kids seem to really enjoy it,” said Vicki Shadd, SELPA director and assistant superintendent at Glenn County Office of Education, “Their response to it
To overcome the costs and time constraints associated with speech language pathologists (SLPs) traveling to the district schools’ remote locations, and to lessen the case load for current SLPs, Union County School System in northern Georgia has adopted PresenceLearning to provide online speech therapy services. After a successful pilot of PresenceLearning’s services in May 2012,
“Serve special needs students with online learning. PresenceLearning …. offer(s) speech therapy that, compared to traditional staffing, works better, costs less, and is available on demand,” blogs Tom Vander Ark.
PresenceLearning, provider of online speech therapy services to K-12 students, recently joined into a corporate partnership with the Arizona Charter School Association. Through the partnership, the Association will help make Arizona’s 524 charter campuses aware of the uses of online speech therapy provided by PresenceLearning.
“Serve special needs students with online learning” PresenceLearning … offer(s) speech therapy that, compared to traditional staffing, works better, costs less, and is available on demand,” blogs Tom Vander Ark.
An Education Summit 2012 session featuring Clay Whitehead, Co-Founder of PresenceLearning, and other education leaders: “Rural education reformers face unique challenges finding teachers and principals due to isolation and low public funding. These constraints have bred innovative solutions to teacher recruitment, instructional delivery, and professional development. A group of top rural education leaders will explore innovative
PresenceLearning, the leading provider of live online speech therapy services to K-12 students, was named a finalist in the Best Instructional Solution for Special Needs Students category of the Software & Information Industry Association’s (SIIA) 2012 CODiE Awards. This category recognizes the best teaching application specifically designed to benefit students with unique educational needs, including
Technology has changed ways in which people work, play and think. When it comes to speech pathology, Paradise-based therapist Marsha Steinberger and her clients embrace this concept.