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Washington School District Offers Online Speech Therapy

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

Speech therapy made easier

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

Rural District Implements Online Speech Therapy

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,

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“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 Partners with the Arizona Charter School Association

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.

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“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.

Telepractice Brings Online Speech Services to School Districts of all Sizes

A guest posting by Clay Whitehead, Co-Founder of PresenceLearning

Teachers, Principals, Faraway Places – Rural Innovation

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 Named a 2012 CODiE Awards Finalist

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

Speech pathologist aids kids through use of online program

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.